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Drs. Walston and Bandeen-Roche have been awarded renewed funding for the Hopkins Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), to continue ongoing research efforts that aim to determine the etiology of frailty and facilitate the development of interventions for older adults.

A recent paper by Dr. Rita Kalyani and colleagues demonstrates that diabetes is associated with reduced quadriceps strength, quadriceps power, and gait speed in a nationally representative population of older adults and also that longer diabetes duration is related to progressive decline in these muscle outcomes. (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

The article, "For the Elderly, Diseases that Overlap", quoted Dr. Cynthia Boyd. (New York Times)

Dr. Sarah Szanton was highlighted for her pioneering work to help low-income adults through safety and health-focused home improvements.

Dr. Frank Lin's work is featured in "Hearing Loss Linked to Memory Loss in the Elderly". (The Baltimore Sun)

"Listen Up: Dementia Linked to Hearing Loss" features Dr. Frank Lin's research linking hearing loss and cognitive problems. (USA Today) (Also appeared in Medpage Today, Science News and US News & World Report)

Dr. Rita Kalyani was awarded a K23 award, entitled "Glucose, Insulin, and Muscle Loss". Dr. Kalyani will investigate accelerated loss of muscle mass and strength as a complication of dysglycemia and insulin resistance, particularly with aging, and the role of skeletal muscle mitochondrial dysfunction in this process.

A draft of the report regarding Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Insititute (PCORI) was released. A team led by Dr. Ravi Varadhan prepared the standards and recommendations for the investigation of the heterogeneity of the treatment effects (HTE) in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).

Geriatric specialty at Johns Hopkins is named #1 in the Nation. (US News & World Report)

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