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Midlife ‘Wealth Shock’ May Lead to Death, Study Suggests ASSOCIATED PRESS Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn’t in a new study published in JAMA. The heightened danger of death after a “wealth shock” crossed socio-economic lines, affecting people no matter how much money they had to start. “This is really a story about everybody,” said lead study author Lindsay Pool, PhD, research assistant professor of Preventive Medicine. Stress, delays in health care, substance abuse and suicides may contribute, she said. “Policymakers should pay...

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Faculty Awards & Honors

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA Mercedes Carnethon, PhD Erin Hsu, PhD Wellington Hsu, MD Four faculty were honored during the 14th annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day on April 5: Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, the James Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor of Medicine, founder and director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, chief of Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery and professor of Microbiology-Immunology, received the Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education. [photo] Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, vice chair of Preventive Medicine, chief of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine, received the 2018 Mentor of the Year Award from the Medical Faculty Council. Erin Hsu, PhD, research associate...

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Progress Notes

1950s Gerson Bernhard, ’53 MD, ’59 GME, writes, “I am still an attending, precepting rheumatology fellows in clinic. I do some utilization reviews and volunteer for a tele-medicine project and at the San Francisco Free Clinic. It has been great fun and free of administrative burden, and it keeps me mentally active. If osteoarthritis of back and knees was less, I would still be playing tennis and skiing. As an alternative, I bike about 25-35 miles/week and am a regular at the gym. Both daughters and seven grandchildren are flourishing. I have recently been in touch with Simon Myint, ’53...

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