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General, Family & Internal Medicine

Faculty, UTMB, UTHSC , UNTHSC
and Lonestar Family Health Cente

From Burned Out to Fired Up: Recognizing and Responding to the Challenges of Physician Stress and Burnout
Keeping Your Balance and Shifting Gears: Stress and Burnout in Healthcare
Patient Satisfaction: Patient-Physician Communication
Spirituality and Health
Improving Your Communication and Presentation Skills
Prevention from A to Z

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Assistant Clinical Professor
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Primary Prevention of Dementia: Evidence Based Practical Approaches
Pondering Wandering and Other Dementia Dilemmas: Optimum Approaches to Handling Difficult Dementia Patients
Apathy and Aging: Why Should I Care? Identifying and Treating Geriatric Depression
Ethnogeriatrics and Dementia: Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Impairment
Dementia and Caregiving in Latino Elders
Health Literacy and Patient Communication Strategies
Biomarkers and Dementia: Ready for Prime Time?
Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Where Do the New Anticoagulants Fit in?
Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Dementia
Integrative Medical Approaches to Cognitive Wellness
Neuroplasticity and Neuroprotection: What You Need to Know

Dr. Christopher Flores is a Board-Certified Family Physician and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years and he has a special interest in brain aging, geriatric cognitive fitness, and the delay and prevention of dementia and cognitive impairment.Ê He completed a Fellowship in Ethnogeriatrics at Stanford University in 2013 and he has an ongoing research project looking at ethnic differences in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.Ê He is also the Co-Chair of the Committee for Continuing Professional Development of the Caifornia Academy of Family Physicians.Ê He has spoken extensively on various dementia-related topics, and he is a member of the ÒDementia Friendly Coachella ValleyÓ task force of the Alzheimers Association of the Desert.
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Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Service
Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Hospice & Palliative Care
Medical Director, Geriatric Assessment Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia’s
Falls in the Older Adult
Hospice and Palliative Care
Palliative and End of Life Care with Dementia
Discussing Goals of Care and Advance Care Planning
Care of the Frail Older Adult
The 3 D’s: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of  Internal Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

Lupus: Through the Looking Glass
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis, Management
Treatment to Target Rheumatoid Arthritis
Improving Outcomes in Gout
Osteoarthritis
The Crystalline Arthropathies
Spondyloarthritis
Psoriasis and the New Biologic Era
Psoriatic Arthritis, Diagnosis, and Management

 

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Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine
Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center
Clinical Professor, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
City of Hope National Medical Center

If I Had a Magic Wand: Stories of How Hospice and Palliative Medicine Can Make Wishes Come True
Spiritual Stories from the Trenches: How They Change Us for the Better
Palliative Care: What is it and How Can We Help
Preserving the Dignity of Our Loved Ones and Ourselves: Ten Things You Must Know about Palliative and Hospice Care
Talking About the Elephant in the Room: How We Deliver Bad News
The Role of Palliative Care Across the Trajectory of Cancer Care: The Vision of Collaboration
Whats Blood Got to Do with ItÓ: Exploring Barriers to Hospice Engagement
Preparing for the Marathon: Piloting a Self-Care and Resilience Workshop for Oncology Fellows
Bricks: Reflections on Grief
To Grieve Like Everyone Else: A New Oncology Self-Care Curriculum in Collaboration with the Palliative Care Service
To Grieve Like Everyone Else: Interactive Workshop
Writing for Change: Public Medical Writing Longitudinal Curriculum for Medical Students
Hospice 101
Hospice Myths
Hospice Emergencies that Don’t Need to Be

Dawn Gross, M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair for the Department of Supportive Care Medicine. She is a renowned leader and researcher in hospice and palliative care medicine, and has a strong commitment to improving care of patients with life-altering illness. Dr. Gross joins us from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she served as an attending physician in the Department of Hospital Medicine, Palliative Care Service. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and her M.D. and Ph.D. in Immunology from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences in Boston, MA. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in hematology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford University. She then joined the faculty at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nations largest provider of end-of-life care, before joining the ranks at UCSF. While at VITAS, she was chosen Physician of the Year for four consecutive years. Dr. Gross is triple board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, hematology and internal medicine. Dr. Gross has been responsible for the development of innovative educational programs for medical students, residents, fellows and faculty at UCSF. She is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching, mentoring, and research, including most recently a leadership mentorship grant from the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has authored numerous papers including one in Science that later was highlighted as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of that year (1998). She is a member in good standing with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), where she is currently chair-elect for its Cancer special interest group (SIG).
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Medical Director of Urgent Care
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Telemedicine: Expand Your Horizons
Integration of Family Medicine in an Urgent Care Setting
Dot Certification
Addiction Medicine and the Use Suboxone: The Wave of the Future

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Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
UCSD School of Medicine

Screening and Management of Age-Related Driving Impairments
Medical Conditions and Reporting Requirements for Driving Safety
Talking to Teens and Their Parents on How to Be Safe Behind the Wheel
Distracted Driving

Linda Hill, MD, MPH, currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the UCSD School of Medicine and directs Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS). Her leadership provides direction for the program’s research, training, and services projects that aim to reduce injuries and deaths resulting from collisions. Her areas of interest include older drivers, fall prevention, teen drivers and distracted driving. With over 30 years as a practicing physician, she brings lessons from the community to her injury prevention activities. Dr. Hill imparts her expertise through public speaking engagements, publications and teaching. She is recognized nationally as a contributor to prevention research.
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