Dr. Sidney Katz (1923 - 2012), a former Brown University Professor, Associate Dean of the Medical School, and first Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research created the construct of assessing the ability to perform activities of daily living. Each year, Dr. Katz’s memory and seminal work are honored with a lecture by an expert in the field, sponsored by the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. This year our guest speaker is Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research is the administrative home of the Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation. Q&I is unique among academic research centers nationwide in what we do and how.
The Health Services Research Association AU.NZ (HSRAANZ) announced the 2020 award winners. Professor Amal Trivedi is the recipient for the best paper overall. The title of the paper is, "Copayment Incentive Increased Medication Use And Reduced Spending Among Indigenous Australians After 2010." Authors: Trivedi AN, Kelaher M. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Feb;39(2):289-296. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2019.01089. PMID: 32011934. This paper used a quasi-experimental difference-in-differences design to evaluate the consequences of Australia’s Closing the Gap Copayment policy.