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Tucson, AZ 85724
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Tucson, AZ 85713
TOPIC: “Management of Chronic Back Pain in Older Adults: Changing our Approach”
SPEAKER: Una Makris, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
Dr. Makris earned her undergraduate degree from University of California - San Diego, medical degree from the George Washington University Medical Center, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She also completed a rheumatology fellowship at Yale University, where she also started her clinical research training with a focus specifically on aging research. Her research interests include back pain in older adults: describing its epidemiology, understanding its impact in the context of multi-morbidity, and identifying appropriate outcomes.
Among her most recent publications:
- “Gaps in Aging Research as it Applies to Rheumatologic Clinical Care” – Clin Geriatr Med. 2017 Feb;33(1):119-133. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2016.08.009. Review. PMID: 27886693
- “Aging, the Medical Subspecialties, and Career Development: Where We Were, Where We Are Going” - J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jan 16. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14708. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28092400
- “A Prospective Study of Back Pain and Risk of Falls among Older Community-Dwelling Men” – J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Nov 16. pii: glw227. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27852636
- “Pharmacotherapies in Geriatric Chronic Pain Management” – Clin Geriatr Med. 2016 Nov;32(4):705-724. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2016.06.007. Review. PMID: 27741965
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