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CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, winter 2005 issue

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CHP/PCOR, Vol. 5, page(s): 13

January 2005

winter 05 news FINAL

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments from the fall 2004 quarter. It features articles about:

  • the newly created Center on Advancing Decision Making for Aging (CADMA), a multidisciplinary research collaboration administered by CHP/PCOR that will explore how older Americans make decisions about their health and well-being;
  • a roundtable discussion with healthcare and biotech industry leaders, sponsored by CHP/PCOR and led by Sean Tunis, MD, chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services;
  • groundbreaking research on the health needs and health status of China's elderly, conducted by trainees in CHP/PCOR's China-U.S. Health and Aging Research Fellowship;
  • research by CHP/PCOR faculty and affiliates on racial disparities in the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), the drug industry's marketing of low-dose forms of hormone replacement therapy, and the long-term risks of surgery and anesthesia; and
  • renewed funding and seed projects for CHP/PCOR's Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging.
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