Ravi Jayadevappa

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Medical schools must become more successful in training minority faculty. Minority faculty development programs at schools of medicine must involve trainees from the undergraduate years (if not before) through junior faculty and must involve MD and combine-degree (MD-PhD) students. The authors describe the comprehensive minority faculty development program(More)
OBJECTIVES Older adults, when presenting with pneumonia, are often thought to present with nonspecific symptoms instead of more suggestive symptom(s). However, studies designed to determine whether age is associated with nonspecific presentations have yielded contradictory results. Many studies have not distinguished between the effects of preexisting(More)
A retrospective cohort control study of three populations, 65 years of age or older, at the same institution estimated the incremental cost of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The AD population of the ambulatory Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) (n = 640) was matched by age, gender, ethnicity, and address to one with AD from the general internal medicine practice(More)
Research indicates that having a faculty mentor and being part of an active network of peers are critical ingredients of successful academic medicine careers. Minority physicians, however, often do not have mentors, and the problem is greatest for minority groups underrepresented in medicine. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1994-1996(More)
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