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Pepper Center Rounds

When: Friday, January 20, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Eleanor Small   (312) 503-2497

Group: Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA) and the Northwestern Pepper Center are pleased to present Pepper Center Rounds. Pepper Center Rounds are a venue to showcase high-quality research from scholars across the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers network. Please, join us!

"Building the evidence to inform long-term care placement"

Kenneth Lam, MD MAS

Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, 

Department of Medicine, 




Dr. Lam is a geriatrician, health services researcher, and Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at UCSF. His primary research and work interests are on "aging in place" and its converse, institutionalization. In his clinical work as a geriatrician, he regularly counsels and helps persons as they encounter health crises and are debating whether it is safe to stay at home. This flows into his research investigating the experience of disability in late life, how disability and medical conditions threaten independence, and the extent to which services and equipment make a difference. His studies use mixed methods, including longitudinal analyses of repeated measures in national studies on aging and Medicare data, semi-structured interviews, and focus groups. In his quality improvement work, he is involved in helping improve geriatric care at the San Francisco VA through transdisciplinary discharge planning and making the emergency department "age-friendly".

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