WCM Physician Honored for Work Against Elder Abuse and Neglect

Dr. Mark Lachs

Dr. Mark S. Lachs

Dr. Mark S. Lachs, the director of the Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been recognized for his work against elder abuse and neglect.

Dr. Lachs, who is also the co-director of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, was recently named one of Next Avenue's 2016 Influencers in Aging, a list of advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who "push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older."

The publication highlighted Dr. Lachs' dedication to disenfranchised patients as well as his work involving older adults. It also spotlighted his recent research, including a study on the prevalence of resident-to-resident mistreatment in nursing homes and the development of protocol for photographing the injuries of elderly victims who come to the emergency department.

Next Avenue, a public news outlet, covers "America's booming 50+ population," according to its website.

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