UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center


  Principal Investigator    Raymond Yung, M.D.  734-647-9746  ryung@umich.edu
  Program Administrator    Stephanie Gatica, B.A.  734-763-1118  sgatica@umich.edu
 
I. CENTER DESCRIPTION
 

Funded by the NIA as the nations first Geriatric Research and Training Center in 1989, the University of Michigan (UM) Pepper Center has evolved to meet the objectives of the OAIC program with successful competing renewals as an OAIC in 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2015. Thus, our Center is completing its 26th consecutive year of operation in 2015. The overall goal of the UM Pepper Center is to enhance the ability of older people to live independently by maintaining activities of daily living (ADLs) and to function well by maintaining mobility and levels of physical activity. Impairments of these factors predict poor health outcomes, poor quality of life, and mortality. Drawing on the large base of research currently underway in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology at UM, the UM Pepper Center fosters collaborative multidisciplinary research to integrate basic science, clinical science, and health services research relevant to the health care problems of older adults. The UM Pepper Center grant supports important research activities of the UM Geriatrics Center. Founded in 1987, the Geriatrics Center is the umbrella organization for geriatrics research, education, and patient care at the University of Michigan.

The specific goals of the UM Pepper Center are:

  1. To support research that will improve understanding of how metabolic factors and inflammation interact with age-related diseases and comorbidities to determine key health outcomes related to mobility and functional status.
  2. To support translational research on the interaction of metabolic factors and inflammation with age-related diseases and comorbidities to improve health outcomes related to mobility and functional status. To achieve this aim, the UM Pepper Center will work closely with other UM programs including the NIH funded Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), the home of the UM’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).
  3. To provide Resource Cores that support and assist investigator-initiated projects related to the UM Pepper Center’s research focus.
  4. Through its Research Career Development Core (RCDC), to strengthen the UM environment for training of future academic leaders in geriatrics and aging who can conduct research related to the UM Pepper Center’s research focus.
  5. Through its Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core (PESC), to attract UM junior faculty, as well as selected senior faculty not previously involved in aging research, to develop new research projects related to the UM Pepper Center’s research focus.

Faculty from the following UM Schools and Institutes are involved: the Institute of Gerontology, School of Public Health, Institute for Social Research, Medical School, College of Engineering, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. As of April 2014 there were 100 active NIA grants at the UM (29 of which are subawards for collaborative studies) with over $32 million/year of direct costs. The UM OAIC’s faculty participant data base includes a total of 239 current UM faculty who have 221 current external grants relevant to the UM Pepper Center’s focus totaling over $57 million/year direct costs.


II. RESEARCH, RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES
  A. CORES
  Aged Rodents
Leader 1:    Richard Miller, MD, PhD   millerr@umich.edu
CFAR, the Core Facility for Aged Rodents, has been a major feature of the University of Michigan Claude Pepper Center since its inception in 1989. CFAR will continue to serve the needs of Pepper Center investigators through four Specific Aims. Aim 1: We will continue work initiated in the previous five years on four varieties of mice: (a) Mice lacking PAPP-A, a protease that controls IGF-1 availability; (b) Mice overexpressing Syntaxin-4, a modulator of insulin sensitivity; (c) Mice in which p16-positive (senescent) cells can be pharmacologically deleted at adult ages; and (d) Mice treated by linagliptin, a modulator of post-prandial glucose spikes. Aim 2: We will develop new mouse models based on amino acid restriction, which follows our previous demonstration of slow aging and delayed disease in mice given limiting amounts of dietary methionine. Aim 3: We will explore the role of juvenile, adult, and liver-specific growth hormone responses to four drugs that extend mouse lifespan, specifically the TOR inhibitor rapamycin, the diabetic drug acarbose, the non-feminizing steroid 17-?-estradiol, and the anti-inflammatory agent NDGA. Aim 4: We will select one or two new mouse models per year, through collaboration with UM scientists, pilot project awardees, and colleagues at other research universities, for initial discovery research on questions related to the biology of aging, emphasizing interventions that alter metabolism and inflammation in ways that postpone late life illnesses and disabilities.

Biomechanics
Leader 1:    James Ashton-Miller, PhD   jaam@umich.edu
The Biomechanics Core, (BC) enables its personnel to devote time to assist and train investigators in the conduct of new and expanded research on how metabolic disease and inflammation interact with age-related disease to determine key health outcomes related to mobility and functional status, the biomechanics of aging, and to the training of geriatric physicians and other clinicians in the biomechanics relevant to impaired mobility, falls and fall-related injuries, urinary incontinence and prolapse in the elderly. They also enable substantial use by Core-supported investigators of the equipment and facilities that exist in the Biomechanics Research Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as facilities in the Mobility Research Laboratory at the Geriatrics Center.

Design, Data, and Biostatistics Core (DDBC)
Leader 1:    Andrzej Galecki, PhD, MD   agalecki@umich.edu
The primary goal of MDMAC is to provide methodological, data management, and analytical support to OAlC affiliated investigators, that address the focus of the OAlC - inflammation, metabolism, predictors and interventions for function of elderly people - as well as aging research in general. In collaboration with other OAIC Cores MDMAC will improve the quality of OAIC research studies, help foster development of junior researchers, will nurture forming interdisciplinary research groups, and ultimately enhance quality of research on late-life processes. MDMAC faculty will address the following four aims: 1. Advise and assist OAlC investigators in methodological design, data management, and analytical tasks in conducting projects; 2. Training and mentoring for OAlC investigators; 3. Facilitate the access of OAlC investigators to (large) archived survey and administrative secondary data sets describing elderly persons; 4. Undertake a limited number of internal efforts/projects to identify in existing literature or develop novel methodological approaches, and implement and disseminate them as software tools.

Human Subjects and Assessment
Leader 1:    Raymond Yung, MD   ryung@med.umich.edu
The University of Michigan Human Subjects and Assessment Core (HSAC) provides the infrastructure and resources critical to UM OAIC investigators performing clinical and translational research. The HSAC is closely aligned with the UM OAIC’s goal of integrating bench, clinical and outcome research with clinical practice. By working closely with the LAC, RCDC and the three other Resource Cores, the HSAC will assist OAIC-funded pilots and other externally funded projects (EPs) related the central research theme of the OAIC. Important priorities for the HSAC will be to support junior faculty new to aging research, the translation of basic research discoveries into human studies, and to support high impact clinical trials that have the promise of reducing disability and improving physical/cognitive function in older adults. The specific aims of the HSAC are 1) to facilitate access to human subjects and related data sets by investigators implementing research related to the central OAIC theme, 2) to provide training and consultation to OAIC researchers on issues related to experimental design (pre- and post-award), recruitment/retention of human subjects, translation from animal into human studies, techniques to compare national databases, 3) to expand and promote research on racial, ethnic, and cultural influences affecting the predisposing factors, metabolic/inflammatory mediators, and functional and health outcomes in older adults. In the present cycle, the HSAC has leveraged substantial institutional resources to expand the HSAC Registry of human volunteer subjects, and to provide longitudinal physical and functional assessment in a cohort of subjects within the HSAC registry who are at heightened risk of developing physical and cognitive impairment.

Leadership and Administrative Core (LAC)
Leader 1:    Raymond Yung, MD   ryung@med.umich.edu
A well-defined and effective Leadership Administrative Core (LAC) that supports the activities of the OAIC is already in place at the UM Geriatrics Center. The faculty and staff in the LAC have proven leadership and administrative skills. The LAC fosters interactions among the OAIC Program Director and Co-Program Director (who also serve as UM Geriatrics Center Director and Co-Director), the OAIC Core Directors and the leadership structure of the Institution as a whole. These interactions will be fostered by the administrative structure, which requires these interactions on a regular and ongoing basis, and by key advisory committees: the UM Geriatrics Center’s Research Operating Committee (ROC) and the OAIC External Advisory Board. The ROC provides coordination and oversight for all OAIC activities and an important advisory function for the OAIC Program Director and Co-Program Director. The membership of the ROC includes the Core Directors of the OAIC, four additional UM senior scientists, and Geriatrics Center administrative leaders

Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core (PESC)
Leader 1:    Lona Mody, MD   lonamody@med.umich.edu
The goal of the Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core (PESC) is to provide support for studies that will develop and test new research ideas of high relevance to the Center’s overall theme: improve understanding of how metabolic factors and inflammation interact with age-related diseases and comorbidities to determine key health outcomes related to mobility and functional status. The PESC will thus fund pilot research studies over a wide range of disciplines, from basic, pre-clinical, clinical patient-oriented research through behavioral and health services research. Each submitted proposal will first receive an evaluation for scientific merit by at least three external reviewers and then be further evaluated by OAIC leaders for relevance to the Center objectives.

Research Education Component (REC)
Leader 1:    Neil B. Alexander, MD   nalexand@med.umich.edu
The overarching goal of the UM OAIC Research Career Development Core (RCDC/KL2) is to recruit, select, support, mentor, and train junior faculty to become independent investigators in aging-related research and academic leaders in geriatrics and gerontology within their respective disciplines. A key additional objective is to train the next generation of investigators about the UM OAIC focus of how metabolic factors and inflammation interact with age-related diseases and comorbidities to determine key health outcomes related to mobility and functional status. A substantial pool of UM junior faculty from a wide range of disciplines across the UM campus who are doing research relevant to the OAIC focus will be targeted to participate in the proposed RCDC training activities

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REC Scholar, Research & Grants Funded During Pepper Supported Time Years Publications
 

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IV. PUBLICATIONS
  2020
 
  1. The Relationship of Loneliness to End-of-Life Experience in Older Americans: A Cohort Study.
    Abedini NC, Choi H, Wei MY, Langa KM, Chopra V
    J Am Geriatr Soc, 2020 Mar 3, 68(5): 1064-1071
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16354 | PMID: 32128789 | PMCID: PMC7234919
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: 46.6
  2. So Close and Yet So Irritating: Negative Relations and Implications for Well-being by Age and Closeness.
    Birditt KS, Sherman CW, Polenick CA, Becker L, Webster NJ, Ajrouch KJ, Antonucci TC
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 2020 Jan 14, 75(2): 327-337
    https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gby038 | PMID: 29596623 | PMCID: PMC7179808
    Citations: 2 | AltScore: 9.08
  3. Identifying predictors of upper extremity muscle elasticity with healthy aging.
    Chodock E, Hahn J, Setlock CA, Lipps DB
    J Biomech, 2020 Apr 16, 103: 109687
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109687 | PMID: 32147243 | PMCID: PMC7168868
    Citations: | AltScore: NA
  4. Optimizing Retention in a Pragmatic Trial of Community-Living Older Persons: The STRIDE Study.
    Gill TM, McGloin JM, Shelton A, Bianco LM, Skokos EA, Latham NK, Ganz DA, Nyquist LV, Wallace RB, Carnie MB, Dykes PC, Goehring LA, Doyle M, Charpentier PA, Greene EJ, Araujo KL
    J Am Geriatr Soc, 2020 Mar 25
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16356 | PMID: 32212395
    Citations: | AltScore: 2.85
  5. ResearchCOVID-19 Preparedness in Michigan Nursing Homes.
    Jones KM, Mantey J, Mills JP, Montoya A, Min L, Gibson K, Mody L
    J Am Geriatr Soc, 2020 May, 68(5): 937-939
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16490 | PMID: 32293023 | PMCID: PMC7262293
    Citations: | AltScore: 96.45
  6. The GATOR2-mTORC2 axis mediates Sestrin2-induced AKT Ser/Thr kinase activation.
    Kowalsky AH, Namkoong S, Mettetal E, Park HW, Kazyken D, Fingar DC, Lee JH
    J Biol Chem, 2020 Feb 14, 295(7): 1769-1780
    https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA119.010857 | PMID: 31915252 | PMCID: PMC7029113
    Citations: | AltScore: 9.45
  7. Life-span Extension Drug Interventions Affect Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Aging.
    Mau T, O'Brien M, Ghosh AK, Miller RA, Yung R
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2020 Jan 1, 75(1): 89-98
    https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz177 | PMID: 31353414 | PMCID: PMC6909899
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: 5.35
  8. Association of Physical Function With Driving Space and Crashes Among Older Adults.
    Ng LS, Guralnik JM, Man C, DiGuiseppi C, Strogatz D, Eby DW, Ryan LH, Molnar LJ, Betz ME, Hill L, Li G, Crowe CL, Mielenz TJ
    Gerontologist, 2020 Jan 24, 60(1): 69-79
    https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gny178 | PMID: 30624694
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: 2.35
  9. Multiple Chronic Conditions in Spousal Caregivers of Older Adults With Functional Disability: Associations With Caregiving Difficulties and Gains.
    Polenick CA, Leggett AN, Webster NJ, Han BH, Zarit SH, Piette JD
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 2020 Jan 1, 75(1): 160-172
    https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbx118 | PMID: 29029293 | PMCID: PMC6909432
    Citations: 4 | AltScore: 18.686
  10. A novel geriatric assessment tool that predicts postoperative complications in older adults with cancer.
    Pollock Y, Chan CL, Hall K, Englesbe M, Diehl KM, Min L
    J Geriatr Oncol, 2020 Jun, 11(5): 866-872
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2019.09.013 | PMID: 31699673 | PMCID: PMC7196495
    Citations: | AltScore: 0.25
  11. Brain Protein Synthesis Rates in the UM-HET3 Mouse Following Treatment With Rapamycin or Rapamycin With Metformin.
    Reid JJ, Linden MA, Peelor FF, Miller RA, Hamilton KL, Miller BF
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2020 Jan 1, 75(1): 40-49
    https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz069 | PMID: 30864661 | PMCID: PMC7175973
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: 3.6
  12. Female adipose tissue has improved adaptability and metabolic health compared to males in aged obesity.
    Varghese M, Griffin C, McKernan K, Eter L, Abrishami S, Singer K
    Aging (Albany NY), 2020 Jan 26, 12(2): 1725-1746
    https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.102709 | PMID: 31983693 | PMCID: PMC7053605
    Citations: | AltScore: NA
  13. Is social capital protective against hospital readmissions?
    Zlotnick H, Hoffman GJ, Nuliyalu U, Engler TA, Langa KM, Ryan AM
    BMC Health Serv Res, 2020 Mar 24, 20(1): 248
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05092-x | PMID: 32209077 | PMCID: PMC7092426
    Citations: | AltScore: 8.5
   
  2019
 
  1. Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes (PERL) Study: A Randomized Double-Blinded Trial of Allopurinol-Rationale, Design, and Baseline Data.
    Afkarian M, Polsky S, Parsa A, Aronson R, Caramori ML, Cherney DZ, Crandall JP, de Boer IH, Elliott TG, Galecki AT, Goldfine AB, Haw JS, Hirsch IB, Karger AB, Lingvay I, Maahs DM, McGill JB, Molitch ME, Perkins BA, Pop-Busui R, Pragnell M, Rosas SE, Rossing P, Senior P, Sigal RJ, Spino C, Tuttle KR, Umpierrez GE, Wallia A, Weinstock RS, Wu C, Mauer M, Doria A, PERL Study Group.
    Diabetes Care, 2019 Aug, 42(8): 1454-1463
    https://doi.org/10.2337/dc19-0342 | PMID: 31186299 | PMCID: PMC6647051
    Citations: 4 | AltScore: 13.75
  2. Comparison of Treadmill Trip-Like Training Versus Tai Chi to Improve Reactive Balance Among Independent Older Adult Residents of Senior Housing: A Pilot Controlled Trial.
    Aviles J, Allin LJ, Alexander NB, Van Mullekom J, Nussbaum MA, Madigan ML
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2019 Aug 16, 74(9): 1497-1503
    https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz018 | PMID: 30668636 | PMCID: PMC6696709
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: 3.6
  3. Vibrotactile display design: Quantifying the importance of age and various factors on reaction times.
    Bao T, Su L, Kinnaird C, Kabeto M, Shull PB, Sienko KH
    PLoS One, 2019, 14(8): e0219737
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219737 | PMID: 31398207 | PMCID: PMC6688825
    Citations: | AltScore: 1.25
  4. Chronic Stress and Negative Marital Quality Among Older Couples: Associations With Waist Circumference.
    Birditt KS, Newton NJ, Cranford JA, Webster NJ
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 2019 Jan 10, 74(2): 318-328
    https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw112 | PMID: 27664418 | PMCID: PMC6327652
    Citations: 4 | AltScore: 108.05
  5. Validation of the Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale in a mixed sample of adults with and without chronic conditions.
    Carlozzi NE, Boileau NR, Murphy SL, Braley TJ, Kratz AL
    J Health Psychol, 2019 Sep 18 1359105319877448
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105319877448 | PMID: 31530191 | PMCID: PMC7078014
    Citations: | AltScore: 0.5
  6. Concurrent activation of growth factor and nutrient arms of mTORC1 induces oxidative liver injury.
    Cho CS, Kowalsky AH, Namkoong S, Park SR, Wu S, Kim B, James A, Gu B, Semple IA, Tohamy MA, Solanki S, Cho US, Greenson JK, Shah YM, Kim M, Lee JH
    Cell Discov, 2019, 5: 60
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41421-019-0131-9 | PMID: 31754457 | PMCID: PMC6868011
    Citations: | AltScore: 0.25
  7. The E3 ubiquitin ligase parkin is dispensable for metabolic homeostasis in murine pancreatic ? cells and adipocytes.
    Corsa CAS, Pearson GL, Renberg A, Askar MM, Vozheiko T, MacDougald OA, Soleimanpour SA
    J Biol Chem, 2019 May 3, 294(18): 7296-7307
    https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA118.006763 | PMID: 30877201 | PMCID: PMC6509499
    Citations: 3 | AltScore: 1.25
  8. Vision Impairment and Receipt of Eye Care Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
    Ehrlich JR, Stagg BC, Andrews C, Kumagai A, Musch DC
    JAMA Ophthalmol, 2019 Feb 1, 137(2): 146-158
    https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.5449 | PMID: 30477016 | PMCID: PMC6440432
    Citations: 4 | AltScore: 9.45
  9. Naturally occurring osteoarthritis in male mice with an extended lifespan.
    Ewart D, Harper L, Gravely A, Miller RA, Carlson CS, Loeser RF
    Connect Tissue Res, 2020 Jan, 61(1): 95-103
    https://doi.org/10.1080/03008207.2019.1635590 | PMID: 31530037 | PMCID: PMC6884676
    Citations: | AltScore: 1
  10. Dual-Physician Households: Strategies for the 21st Century.
    Ferrante L, Mody L
    JAMA, 2019 Jun 11, 321(22): 2161-2162
    https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.4413 | PMID: 31074762
    Citations: 2 | AltScore: 197
  11. Challenges of Dual-Physician Couples-Reply.
    Ferrante L, Mody L
    JAMA, 2019 Oct 15, 322(15): 1520
    https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.13156 | PMID: 31613345
    Citations: | AltScore: NA
  12. 17-a estradiol ameliorates age-associated sarcopenia and improves late-life physical function in male mice but not in females or castrated males.
    Garratt M, Leander D, Pifer K, Bower B, Herrera JJ, Day SM, Fiehn O, Brooks SV, Miller RA
    Aging Cell, 2019 Apr, 18(2): e12920
    https://doi.org/10.1111/acel.12920 | PMID: 30740872 | PMCID: PMC6413653
    Citations: 3 | AltScore: 6.7
  13. Adipose Tissue Senescence and Inflammation in Aging is Reversed by the Young Milieu.
    Ghosh AK, O'Brien M, Mau T, Qi N, Yung R
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2019 Oct 4, 74(11): 1709-1715
    https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/gly290 | PMID: 30590424 | PMCID: PMC6777079
    Citations: 4 | AltScore: 25.908
  14. Indwelling urethral versus suprapubic catheters in nursing home residents: determining the safest option for long-term use.
    Gibson KE, Neill S, Tuma E, Meddings J, Mody L
    J Hosp Infect, 2019 Jun, 102(2): 219-225
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.07.027 | PMID: 30056015 | PMCID: PMC6348043
    Citations: | AltScore: NA
  15. Acarbose improves health and lifespan in aging HET3 mice.
    Harrison DE, Strong R, Alavez S, Astle CM, DiGiovanni J, Fernandez E, Flurkey K, Garratt M, Gelfond JAL, Javors MA, Levi M, Lithgow GJ, Macchiarini F, Nelson JF, Sukoff Rizzo SJ, Slaga TJ, Stearns T, Wilkinson JE, Miller RA
    Aging Cell, 2019 Apr, 18(2): e12898
    https://doi.org/10.1111/acel.12898 | PMID: 30688027 | PMCID: PMC6413665
    Citations: 6 | AltScore: 59.8
  16. Predictors of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci co-colonization among nursing facility patients.
    Heinze K, Kabeto M, Martin ET, Cassone M, Hicks L, Mody L
    Am J Infect Control, 2019 Apr, 47(4): 415-420
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.09.026 | PMID: 30502107 | PMCID: PMC6443432
    Citations: 2 | AltScore: 10.75
  17. Role of Post-Acute Care in Readmissions for Preexisting Healthcare-Associated Infections.
    Hoffman GJ, Min LC, Liu H, Marciniak DJ, Mody L
    J Am Geriatr Soc, 2020 Feb, 68(2): 370-378
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16208 | PMID: 31644835
    Citations: | AltScore: 123.55
  18. Models and Studies of Aging: Executive Summary of a Report from the U13 Conference Series.
    Hurria A, Carpenter CR, McFarland F, Lundebjerg NE, de Cabo R, Ferrucci L, Studenski SA, Barzilai N, Briggs JP, Ix JH, Kitzman DW, Kuchel GA, Musi N, Newman JC, Rando TA, Smith AK, Walston JD, Kirkland JL, Yung R
    J Am Geriatr Soc, 2019 Mar, 67(3): 428-433
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15788 | PMID: 30693953 | PMCID: PMC6403012
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: 41.8
  19. The Church Challenge: A community-based multilevel cluster randomized controlled trial to improve blood pressure and wellness in African American churches in Flint, Michigan.
    Johnson-Lawrence V, Bailey S, Sanders PE, Sneed R, Angel-Vincent A, Brewer A, Key K, Lewis EY, Johnson JE
    Contemp Clin Trials Commun, 2019 Jun, 14: 100329
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100329 | PMID: 30886933 | PMCID: PMC6402374
    Citations: | AltScore: 2.75
  20. Probing short-latency cortical inhibition in the visual cortex with transcranial magnetic stimulation: A reliability study.
    Khammash D, Simmonite M, Polk TA, Taylor SF, Meehan SK
    Brain Stimul, 2019 May - Jun, 12(3): 702-704
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2019.01.013 | PMID: 30700394 | PMCID: PMC6486866
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: 0.5
  21. Characterising potential bone scan overuse amongst men treated with radical prostatectomy.
    Kirk PS, Borza T, Caram MEV, Shumway DA, Makarov DV, Burns JA, Shelton JB, Leppert JT, Chapman C, Chang M, Hollenbeck BK, Skolarus TA
    BJU Int, 2019 Jul, 124(1): 55-61
    https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.14551 | PMID: 30246937 | PMCID: PMC6431565
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: NA
  22. Blood Pressure and Cognitive Decline Over 8 Years in Middle-Aged and Older Black and White Americans.
    Levine DA, Galecki AT, Langa KM, Unverzagt FW, Kabeto MU, Giordani B, Cushman M, McClure LA, Safford MM, Wadley VG
    Hypertension, 2019 Feb, 73(2): 310-318
    https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.12062 | PMID: 30624986 | PMCID: PMC6450556
    Citations: 2 | AltScore: 48.4
  23. Cardioprotective roles of sestrin 1 and sestrin 2 against doxorubicin cardiotoxicity.
    Li R, Huang Y, Semple I, Kim M, Zhang Z, Lee JH
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 2019 Jul 1, 317(1): H39-H48
    https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00008.2019 | PMID: 31026186 | PMCID: PMC6692737
    Citations: 2 | AltScore: 1.25
  24. Bacteria Detected in both Urine and Open Wounds in Nursing Home Residents: a Pilot Study.
    Libertucci J, Bassis CM, Cassone M, Gibson K, Lansing B, Mody L, Young VB, Meddings J
    mSphere, 2019 Aug 28, 4(4):
    pii: e00463-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSphere.00463-19 | PMID: 31462413 | PMCID: PMC6714893
    Citations: | AltScore: 11.9
  25. Can Hearing Aids Delay Time to Diagnosis of Dementia, Depression, or Falls in Older Adults?
    Mahmoudi E, Basu T, Langa K, McKee MM, Zazove P, Alexander N, Kamdar N
    J Am Geriatr Soc, 2019 Nov, 67(11): 2362-2369
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16109 | PMID: 31486068
    Citations: 1 | AltScore: 320.92
  26. Technique development and measurement of cross-sectional area of the pubovisceral muscle on MRI scans of living women.
    Masteling M, Ashton-Miller JA, DeLancey JOL
    Int Urogynecol J, 2019 Aug, 30(8): 1305-1312
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-018-3704-5 | PMID: 29974138 | PMCID: PMC6320718
    Citations: | AltScore: NA
  27. Predicting Risk of Potentially Preventable Hospitalization in Older Adults with Dementia.
    Maust DT, Kim HM, Chiang C, Langa KM, Kales HC
    J Am Geriatr Soc, 2019 Oct, 67(10): 2077-2084
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16030 | PMID: 31211418 | PMCID: PMC6896207
    Citations: | AltScore: 10.05
  28. Perception of Dementia Risk and Preventive Actions Among US Adults Aged 50 to 64 Years.
    Maust DT, Solway E, Langa KM, Kullgren JT, Kirch M, Singer DC, Malani P
    JAMA Neurol, 2019 Nov 15
    https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.3946 | PMID: 31730178 | PMCID: PMC6865327
    Citations: | AltScore: 605.908
  29. Glycine supplementation extends lifespan of male and female mice.
    Miller RA, Harrison DE, Astle CM, Bogue MA, Brind J, Fernandez E, Flurkey K, Javors M, Ladiges W, Leeuwenburgh C, Macchiarini F, Nelson J, Ryazanov AG, Snyder J, Stearns TM, Vaughan DE, Strong R
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    J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2019 Jul 1, 104(7): 2615-2622
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    Neva JL, Brown KE, Wadden KP, Mang CS, Borich MR, Meehan SK, Boyd LA
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    Geroscience, 2019 Apr, 41(2): 229-242
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  34. Reconstruction of body motion during self-reported losses of balance in community-dwelling older adults.
    Ojeda LV, Adamczyk PG, Rebula JR, Nyquist LV, Strasburg DM, Alexander NB
    Med Eng Phys, 2019 Feb, 64: 86-92
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  35. Predictors of Secondary Role Strains Among Spousal Caregivers of Older Adults With Functional Disability.
    Polenick CA, DePasquale N
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  36. Aging and Postintensive Care Syndrome- Family: A Critical Need for Geriatric Psychiatry.
    Serrano P, Kheir YNP, Wang S, Khan S, Scheunemann L, Khan B
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2019 Apr, 27(4): 446-454
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  37. Variations in Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease and Risk of Mortality in an International Study of Patients With Type 1 Diabetes and Advanced Nephropathy.
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  42. Social Networks and Physical Activity in Senior Housing: A Pilot Feasibility Study.
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