NPR Series on "The Cost of Dying"

Nancy Carrasco, MD, David Merryman, PhD, and Sandra F. Simmons, PhD, MA, honored with endowed chairs

Vanderbilt's eight newest endowed chair holders were recognized by interm Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues, family members and donors Sept. 16 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

Update on Shed-MEDS, The Largest Geriatric Deprescribing Intervention Trial To Date

Shed-MEDS is a randomized, controlled trial aiming to enroll 1,300 patients. Adjusting for expected mortality, the trial will compare outcomes between deprescribed and control cohorts.

Opioids: NPT Reports Town Hall Premieres Thursday, April 18, at 9 p.m.

Nashville Public Television periodically hosts town hall style conversations on the issues facing Middle Tennessee communities. Host LaTonya Turner moderates the discussion between experts and residents of the region.

Belmont Village of Green Hills hosted their 5th Annual " The Bluebird at Belmont" to benefit the Center for Quality Aging.

See page 18 and 19 in the social scene for Bluebird at Belmont Coverage

Spotlight: Vanderbilt CMP Project Finding Published in National Journal

Reducing antipsychotic medicine use in nursing homes: A qualitative study of nursing staff perceptions

Nutrition Presentation at Boomers, Elders, and More 

Many older adults with dementia do not eat and drink a sufficient amount to maintain a healthy weight.  Dr. Sandra Simmons joined the Boomers, Elders, and More Lunchtime Series to describe specific strategies care providers can use to promote nutritional health for their loved ones.  To view her PowerPoint slides, click here.

Nashville Public Television's Aging Matters

As part of NPT's Aging Matter Series, Dr. Sandra Simmons of the Center for Quality Aging was interviewed for the special titled "Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia." More information is available at or via NPT's Facebook page. See the excerpt below: