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Behind the Lectern: Vincent Mor

Over his 40 years at Brown, Professor Vincent Mor has worked tirelessly to change the way we care for older adults and people with dementia. He has also fundamentally changed Brown University itself, by first envisioning and then helping to found its School of Public Health.
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Voices Carry

For nearly 150 years, Brown experts have redefined what it means to practice public health by heeding the voices of communities, in Rhode Island and beyond.
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Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans has grown substantially in the past few decades, enticing more than half of eligible people, primarily those 65 or older, with low premium costs and perks like dental and vision insurance. And as the private plans' share of the Medicare patient pie has ballooned to 30.8 million people, so too have concerns about the insurers' aggressive sales tactics and misleading coverage claims.
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Together, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute have awarded a 5-year, $5 million grant to create the Learning Health systems training to improve Disability and chronic condition care (LeaHD) center at Brown University.
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Life expectancy in the United States rose in 2022, the first increase since the COVID pandemic began, according to new federal data. But those gains were not enough to compensate for the years of life lost to the virus, which remains one of the nation’s top causes of death.
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A companion is a surrogate family member — news-provider, anxiety-reducer, FaceTime operating system-fixer, an eyes and ears to daily life. Their presence relieves loneliness and depression, as lethal as other chronic health conditions, says the study’s author, Jennifer Nazareno, assistant professor at Brown University School of Public Health.
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It’s important to ask questions that go beyond basics, says Dr. Vincent Mor, professor of health services policy at the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University School of Public Health.
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New Voices in Dementia Research

Next-generation dementia care and research includes the voices of those living with the disease. Professors Kali Thomas and Jill Harrison find inclusive research improves results.
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The Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health joins the Alzheimer's Association, the American College of Radiology, and the American Society of Neuroradiology in announcing a new national registry, The National Treatment and Diagnostic Alzheimer's Registry, to quickly and transparently advance science by utilizing real-world evidence on new and developing therapies.
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Brown University's Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research and Meals on Wheels America have announced a collaboration on a three-year research initiative to investigate the most effective mode of meal delivery to support older adults’ ability to age in place in their homes and out of institutional settings.
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Facilities that serve single types of skilled nursing patients —and a payment system that differentiates and reimburses accordingly—would improve care for seniors and benefit providers, according to preeminent long-term care researcher Vincent Mor, professor of health services, policy and practice.
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Today, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a supplemental grant to Brown University School of Public Health to design an adverse event monitoring system to identify adverse health impacts after receipt of COVID-19 vaccination by elderly nursing home residents.
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Faculty in Focus: Kali Thomas, Ph.D.

Kali Thomas focuses on identifying ways to improve the quality of life for older adults needing long-term services and support through applied health services research.
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The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year $53.4 million grant to Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers.
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Public health researchers have earned a $1.1 million grant to identify best practices at hospitals that provide cost-effective, high-quality care for Medicare recipients in need of post-discharge services.
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People with dementia living in nursing homes that implemented the MUSIC & MEMORY program were more likely to cease using antipsychotic and antianxiety drugs and engaged in fewer problematic behaviors, according to the first evaluation of the program.
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The Accountable Care Organization model of paying for health care appears to help reduce hospital readmissions among Medicare patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities, a new study suggests.
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