Dr. Factor joins us from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is a Professor of Medicine and our newest Department Vice-Chairman. Dr. Factor is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine.
Dr. Jane Mohler, Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of the Arizona Center on Aging, and Co-Director of the Arizona Geriatric Education Center, was awarded Arizona Gerontologist of the Year (2012), at the Arizona Geriatric Society’s annual meeting held in Phoenix.
A longtime advocate of aging adults, Dr. Mohler is especially interested in the areas of redesigning care to improve value, and interprofessional geriatric education and training for health professionals and trainees. An inveterate team player, Dr. Mohler ‘s recent accomplishments include helping to obtain NICHE (Nursing Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) certification for UAHN-South Hospital, co-development and planning of an Acute Care of Elders (ACE) Unit to prevent functional decline among frail adults, and co-development of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Community-based Care Transitions Program award (one of 47 nationally). Jane is likewise devoted to mentoring trainees and faculty in the development of aging-related quality improvement and clinical research projects.
With our aging population and the advent of health care reform we have a rare window of opportunity to redesign aging services to better meet the needs of Arizona’s elders, said Dr. Mohler, “I’m really honored to receive this award, but as in all things geriatric, it’s really is a team effort, and belongs to our Arizona Center on Aging team.”
The Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona consists of 13 sections and over 100 faculty. We train each year more than 100 residents in internal medicine as well as fellows in all of the medicine subspecialities. Our residents train at UMC, VAMC, UPHH and Tucson Medical Center. Our faculty in addition to the hospitals practice in several outpatient....