Dec 7, 2009
The Kendal® Corporation and Kendal Outreach are pleased to present their second podcast program, a presentation by Dr. R. Knight Steel, MD, the endowed professor of Geriatrics at The New Jersey Medical School; chief of the Division of Geriatrics and director of The Homecare Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center; and program director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program at the UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School and Hackensack University Medical Center.
Dr. Steel spoke recently as Kendal Outreach’s guest at the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging conference held in Chicago.
In this podcast, you will hear Dr. Steel's talk, and the question-and-answer session following his presentation.
Dr. Steel was Chief, Geriatrics Section, Department of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Socio-Medical Science, Boston University School of Medicine prior to assuming the position of Chief, Health of the Elderly Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Steel has served as President, American Geriatrics Society and as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He chaired the first Examination Committee for Geriatric Medicine for the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice.
He was awarded the Geriatric Medicine Academic Award by the National Institute on Aging and was the first house officer to receive a Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995.
The R. Knight Steel Award for excellence in Geriatric Medicine was established in 1991 at Boston University. Dr. Steel was one of the co-founders of interRAI and has worked on the home care, acute care and palliative care instruments.
You can email Dr. Steel at email@example.com.
Download the podcast here. (43.6mb stereo MP3 file, 00:44:03 duration.)
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