Duke Doctors Awarded Geriatrics Grant

Dr. Miles Berger and Dr. Ankeet Udani from the Anesthesiology Department and Dr. Sarah Wingfield from Geriatrics have been awarded a Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative grant from the American Geriatrics Society for their project, “Educating Anesthesia Residents to Improve Perioperative Care for the Elderly.” This $30,000 one-year grant will allow the doctors to develop and determine the efficacy of an educational toolkit for anesthesia residents in improving postoperative outcomes in elderly patients. It will also provide these educational tools for free on the internet for all anesthesia providers to use in improving postoperative outcomes for the nearly 16 million older Americans who undergo anesthesia and surgery each year.

Chris KeithDuke Doctors Awarded Geriatrics Grant