Richard Besdine, MD, Director, Center for Gerontology, looks back on a career dedicated to improving elder care. He established the first academic geriatrics fellowship in the country at Harvard. He was the founding director of the UConn Center on Aging and the first Travelers Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology. He was also the first chief medical officer for the Health Care Financing Administration's Health Standards and Quality Bureau. In 2000, he became the inaugural David S. Greer, MD, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Brown.
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