Stein Institute for Research on Aging EST. 1983
May 2009 • VOL. 1, NO. 8 ONLINE AT HTTP://AgIng.ucSd.edu
Free Public lecture
Gout: A Growing Public Health
Problem Intimately Linked with Aging
robert terkeltaub, M.D.
UCSD Professor of Medicine-in-Residence
Department of Medicine
Chief of VA Rheumatology Section
May 20, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
Basic Science Building
University of California, San Diego
Aging and Wellness
colin Depp, Ph.D.
Seven UC San Diego Alzheimer’s UCSD Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Researchers among World’s Top 100 June 17, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
By DeBra Kain have been recognized for their important Basic Science Building
contributions to finding treatments or a University of California, San Diego
UC San Diego School of Medicine boasts
more “Top 100 AD Investigators” than any cure for this devastating disease, which
Free parking is available.
other institution in the world. impacts so many lives and so many fami-
lies,” said David Brenner, M.D., vice chan
From Interstate 5 North or South:
Seven researchers from the University of cellor for health sciences and dean of the • Exit La Jolla Village Drive West
California, San Diego School of Medicine UC San Diego School of Medicine. • Right on Villa La Jolla Drive
are listed among the top 100 alzheimer’s • Left on Gilman Drive
UC San Diego researchers in the top 100 • Left into Parking Lot 602
disease investigators in the world, accord- (first stop sign)
ing to an article in the include Stein-affiliated faculty members
• From parking lot, walk toward Medical
March issue of the Journal eliezer Masliah, M.D.; Teaching Facility (MTF)
UC San Diego had more David P. Salmon, Ph.D.; • Right through MTF and enter Basic
of Alzheimer’s Disease,
researchers on the top edward H. Koo, M.D.; Science Building through glass doors
published by netherlands- • Left down first hallway
based iOS press. UC San
100 list than any other and Douglas Galasko,
Please call (858) 534-6299 AT LEAST THREE
Diego had more research- institution in the world. M.D., of the department
WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE to receive
ers on the top 100 list than of neurosciences and the
your free parking permit. Attendees may
any other institution in the world; a total of Shiley-Marcos alzheimer’s Disease research also purchase permits at the parking kiosk on
eleven were from UC institutions. Center; and Lawrence a. Hansen, M.D., of Gilman Drive or park at the metered sites.
the departments of pathology and neuro-
Please see page 2 for a summary of
“i am extremely proud that so many UC sciences. also included in the list are two May’s presentation.
San Diego School of Medicine researchers
continued on page 5
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Meet This Month’s Successful Ager—Mary Saunders
By MeLanie COLLinS Mary describes her entry into the world this from the island of Barbados in the West
It is fitting to highlight Mary Saunders as way: “i was born on Sunday, May 7, 1916, indies. He was hired as a shipping clerk at
May’s Successful Ager. Several of the most in the little town of Danbury, Connecticut, Travelers insurance company in Hartford,
important events in Mary’s life took place in which is known for being the home of the but he was rejected by other employees
May. She was born in May, she married in company that created Stetson hats for because he was black. The company still
May, and she received both her bachelor’s men. Woodrow Wilson was serving his sec- wanted to employ him, so they built a small
and master’s degrees at May graduations. ond term as republican president. a three- office so he could work separately from the
bedroom house was selling for $2,875, a white employees.
new Ford for $360, a dozen eggs for 38
cents, a loaf of bread for 7 cents, and a half During Mary’s infant years (1917–1918)
gallon of milk for 38 cents.” there were epidemics of whooping cough
and pneumonia, and she was one of the
Mary’s parents did not have any biologi- victims. She describes her experience this
cal children; they adopted her through the way: “i was hospitalized but i was fail-
Connecticut Children’s aid ing fast. My adoptive
Society. Mary’s adoptive Love has many grandmother brought me
grandmother moved in with
the family to take care of
definitions. home, along with a nurse
supplied by the hospital.
her and to help run the house while her The two, i was told, argued daily as to what
parents worked. was best for me. Their love and arguments
brought through a skinny, bald-headed,
Mary’s mother ran a gas station and store. half-alive little one.” For several years
at that time, it was unusual for a woman— thereafter, Mary’s grandmother described
especially an african-american woman—to
Mary Saunders have her own business. Mary’s father was continued on page 4
Free Public Lecture pressure, metabolic syndrome and dia-
betes, congestive heart failure, and the
Hospital in clini-
continued from page 1 frequent medical need for diuretics and ogy and internal
low-dose aspirin to treat patients with medicine. Dr.
Gout: A Growing Public Health
these conditions. aging individuals need Terkeltaub’s
Problem Intimately Linked with Aging
to be better informed about prevent- research has
Gout is a disorder caused by the ing and treating gout. Dr. Terkeltaub’s concentrated
deposits of crystals in joints, soft tissues, presentation will discuss what we have principally on
and kidneys. The crystals are derived recently learned about preventing and clinical aspects
from uric acid, the end product of Dna managing gout, established and new of gout, chon-
Dr. Robert A. Terkeltaub
breakdown. acute gouty arthritis results medications, and diet and lifestyle drocalcinosis,
when the crystals intensely activate choices. and osteoarthritis, and in basic research
inflammation and pain in the joint. in the on inflammation and skeletal biology
Biography and the interfaces between the two in
last few decades, gout has increased
significantly in the U.S., as well as in the skeleton and in soft tissues such as
robert a. Terkeltaub, M.D., is the
many other countries, especially in the artery. He is a section editor of Cur-
chief of rheumatology at the Va San
patients over the age of sixty-five and rent Rheumatology Reports, regularly
Diego Medical Center and a professor
even more so in patients over seventy- serves on national institutes of Health
of medicine and an associate division
five. This change has been in lockstep and arthritis national research Founda-
director at the University of California,
with changes in diet and lifestyle and tion study sections, and has been the
San Diego. He received his medical
in the frequency of conditions linked recipient of numerous teaching awards
degree at McGill University in Montreal,
with elevation in serum uric acid, such at UCSD.
Canada, and completed residency and
as chronic kidney disease, high blood training programs at Montreal General
It’s Not Just Furniture
By naTaSHa JOSeFOWiTz PH.D.
Honor Roll of
Just about the time my mother died, my Stein Institute for
daughter finished building her house. She
and her husband worked full-time and had
Research on Aging
three children at home. With no time to Contributors
shop for furniture, she was delighted when
I suggested I ship my mother’s living room, We would like to express our
dining room, and bedroom furniture to her. deep appreciation for all those
listed, as well as the anonymous
as serendipity donors, who chose to provide
would have support to the Sam and rose Stein
it, that same institute for research on aging dur-
daughter had ing the months of March through
just finished mid-april 2009.
cottage by a with the furniture arranged the way it was
lake when we when i was a child. The memories of these
moved from years are embedded in the deep armchairs,
Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D.
our large five- the boys i dated in high school have left
bedroom house to a much smaller two- their marks on the sofa, and the musical
bedroom apartment in a retirement com- events still resonate around the four chairs
munity. Sure enough, she was again thrilled with needlepoint pillows made by my
to get the furniture from the living room, mother and my aunt, where they sat play-
dining room, and bedrooms. That furniture ing bridge while waiting for the war to end.
had come all the way from a chalet in the
Swiss alps that we owned many years ago as émigrés in 1939, my parents had lost
and was mostly heavy, dark-oak peasant everything, so this furniture was their new
style from the 1600 and 1700s, none of start in the new World. When my three
which would fit into our new small rooms grandchildren sit and sleep in this same fur-
overlooking the ocean. We needed to niture, there is an unbroken thread from my
redecorate with rattan and pastels, but my parents to me to my children and grand-
daughter’s country cottage was a perfect children. The same is true of my furniture
setting for the old Swiss pieces. from the Swiss chalet, where i used to rest
after a day of skiing; today the kids—now
What i find most remarkable is that when- the age i was then—come in to rest from a
ever i visit my daughter in her townhome, day of swimming.
i feel that i am back in my mother’s house, continued on page 7
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enjoyed our anniversaries, and often
attended church together.”
continued from page 2 at the ann Street yWCa that was not yet
apparent most other places, even at other Mary worked as a social investigator for
her as “fragile.” But by third grade she was the public welfare department in new york
fully recovered and became very active in City. She took advantage of an opportu-
sports and other activities. Some of Mary’s coworkers were highly nity to get an advanced degree through
educated women in professional positions her department’s two-year work scholar-
Mary enjoyed school even though there
as social workers and administrators. They ship program. She completed her master’s
was strict discipline in the classroom. For
encouraged Mary to further her education. degree in social work from Columbia
example, she recalls her fourth grade
She was accepted to University School of
teacher: “She seemed to us little folks to
St. Joseph’s College Social Work approxi-
be a huge lady with a no-nonsense disposi-
in West Hartford, I was on my own and mately a year after
tion. She taught fractions. During arithmetic
if you did not know your fractions, you got
and she worked to had challenges, but I Jimmy’s death.
pay her way through
your knuckles cracked, and then you stayed
after school to learn the fractions!” Mary
school. She gradu- learned to make my after retiring in 1981,
ated with a bachelor’s Mary traveled, prac-
was a good student throughout school.
degree in sociology.
way in the world. ticed photography,
When she graduated from east Hartford and expanded her
High School in 1933, she was one of the Mary was living in new york City when she reading about black history and culture.
graduation speakers. met James edward Saunders, a U.S. cus- She gave lectures on black history at
toms officer and a very kind and interesting churches and elementary schools.
Throughout her adolescence, Mary was a
man. They met weekly, talked endlessly,
member of the Girl reserves, which was a Mary has participated in and witnessed
and took long walks along the Hudson
popular program similar to the Girls Scouts many historic events in her lifetime. She
river. Mary and James fell deeply in love
and was sponsored by the ann Street knew eleanor roosevelt, who was close
and married on May 17, 1953.
yWCa in Hartford. to a family that Mary spent a great deal of
Mary describes subsequent events this time with and who also donated some of
Mary had a great deal of responsibility at
way: “Our happiness was short-lived. Five her time to the girls at the yWCa where
home and at her mother’s gas station store,
months after the wedding, Jimmy suffered Mary worked. She also knew Marian
especially after her grandmother passed
a massive stroke. Doctors gave no hope anderson through her church and heard
away. When Mary was thirteen years old,
for his recovery. This was indeed the sad- her sing at services several times. and Mary
her mother (who was fifty-six at the time)
dest part of my life. i called upon God and participated in the civil rights movement;
had a stroke and was in the hospital for
prayed and prayed. He comforted me by one of her most memorable experiences
nearly a year. She never fully recovered
giving me hope and assurance that Jimmy occurred on august 28, 1963, when she
from the stroke. Mary took care of her for
would live. True, he lived as a total invalid joined hundreds of thousands of people
the next eleven years.
without speech or locomotion, but he was in the March on Washington and heard Dr.
after her mother’s death, Mary’s circum- with me for eleven and a half years. We Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous “i
stances changed dramatically and she recaptured our lives: i found a job in civil Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the
needed a place to live and a new job. She service; he received an early pension. We Lincoln Memorial.
rented a room at the ann Street yWCa and spent summers in the country with all our
medical equipment. We took long walks in although Mary does not know if she has
got a job at the switchboard. She was the
his extended wheelchair from the east river any biological siblings, she considers several
first african-american to have a job in the
front of the building, where she was the to the Hudson river. We went to parades, continued on page 6
research Participants Needed
Dr. Colin Depp, Stein institute for research on aging faculty member and researcher at UC San
Diego, is seeking participants at least sixty years of age to take part in a study to understand
the daily experiences, activities, and associated emotions in older adults. Using a diary method
known as the Day reconstruction Method, participants will be asked to recall the previous
day’s events and answer a series of questions about their experiences that day. The majority
of the assessment is self-administered and can be completed at home. if you are interested in
participating or have additional questions, please call ashley Cain at (858) 822-7485.
World’s Top 100 through april 21, 2008, with a total of 324
published papers. He also ranked thirteenth
continued from page 1 in “most-cited authors” with 18,636 scien-
tific citations for his work with nerve tissue
former chairs of the department of neuro-
proteins, and seventh for the total impact
sciences who were Stein-affiliated faculty
of that research.
PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
members: Leon Thal, M.D., who passed
away in 2007, and robert Katzman, M.D., lectures air on
UC San Diego’s Shiley-Marcos alzheimer’s
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to discover ways to prevent and ultimately
three areas of measurement: total cita-
eradicate this disease. The center is also
tions, total publications, and the H-index, Research on Aging: Goals and
one of thirty-five university medical centers
which quantifiably measures a scientist’s or Challenges of Palliative Care
nationwide designated to carry out clini-
group’s productivity and the impact of that Palliative care aims to prevent and relieve
cal trials coordinated by the alzheimer’s suffering and promote quality of life at every
Disease Cooperative Study, created by the stage of life through patient and family care,
For example, researcher eliezer Masliah was national institute on aging and headquar- education, research, and advocacy. Join Frank
tered at UC San Diego. D. Ferris, M.D., as he presents information on
ranked twelfth on the list of “most prolific”
defining elements of past and modern illness
investigators for the period January 1, 1985 and various ideas of suffering. The general
concepts of palliative care as well as its future
goals will be addressed.
May 19 11:00 a.m.
May 20 2:00 a.m.
2009 Public Lecture Series May 21
May 23 3:00 p.m.
We would like to invite you to attend our 2009 Public Lecture Series. This series
May 24 7:00 a.m.
allows affiliated faculty members of the Stein institute for research on aging, May 28 9:00 p.m.
other scientists from the UCSD School of Medicine, and individuals from sur- May 29 11:00 p.m.
rounding academic and research institutions to present the latest findings in their May 31 5:00 p.m.
respective fields of expertise and to share their present work with the general June 2 7:00 p.m.
community. all of these lectures focus on topics related to healthy aging or age-
Research on Aging: Mantram
related diseases. The lectures are held in the Garren auditorium on the UCSD Repetition, a Portable Stress Buster
School of Medicine Campus from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will also be on Stein’s new
We are all looking for ways to reduce our
youTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/SteinUCSD. if you have any ques- stress. Would you believe repeating a word or
tions, contact us at (858) 534-6299. phrase could do the trick? Join Jill Bormann,
Ph.D., as she explains mantram repetition
and her research showing this is an effec-
May 20 September 16 tive portable stress buster that can be easily
Robert Terkeltaub, M.D. J. Kellogg Parsons, M.D. used to calm the body and mind. Mantram is
“Gout: a Growing Public Health “Prostate Cancer: research Update” the Sanskrit term for a short, sacred word or
Problem intimately Linked with aging” phrase that is repeated silently in the mind to
October 21 reduce stress.
June 17 May 14 9:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D.
May 15 10:00 p.m.
Colin Depp, Ph.D. “Women’s Health from a–z”
May 17 5:00 p.m.
“aging and Wellness” May 19 7:00 p.m.
July 15 Michael Albo, M.D.
Charles von Gunton, M.D. “Urinary incontinence” To purchase a video copy of a specific lecture
seen on TV, please visit http://ucsd.tv/sira or
“The Future of Palliative Medicine”
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August 19 For additional information on viewing past
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William Kremen, Ph.D. please visit our Web site at http://sira.ucsd
TBa .edu or call (858) 534-6299. You may also view
past lectures on Stein’s new YouTube channel:
Successful Ager with the members. in February 2006, Mary
gave a lecture as part of the center’s Black
continued from page 4 History Month celebration, and since then
Did You people to be her sisters and brothers. Her
she has given other talks and has written
book reviews on the subject for the center.
best friend, Constance, was one of those
people. They met when they were both resi- Despite many experiences of discrimination
dents of the ann Street yWCa in Connecti- (for example, being forced to eat in a res-
cut and remained friends until Constance taurant kitchen when all her white friends
in the 2008 U.S. News & World passed away. Constance had a grandson, ate in the main part of the restaurant), Mary
Charles, whom she looked after like a son. has a very positive view of the world. “The
Report rankings, the UC San Diego
Before Constance died, she asked Mary to first twelve years of my life were beautiful
School of Medicine was 5th take care of him. So, after Constance died, because i had my mother and grandmother
among the nation’s public schools Mary moved to California, where Charles and people who really loved me. after that,
of medicine. was in elementary school. although Mary i was on my own and had challenges, but i
never formally adopted Charles, he became learned to make my way in the world. and
her grandson in every other way and is all my life people have been so lovely and
research conducted on
still an integral part of her life. after Mary kind to me.”
campus offers medical began volunteering at Charles’s school in
advancements and order to be involved in his education, the Mary has been managing diabetes for the
breakthrough treatments, school asked her to visit the homes of tru- past thirty years. in the same way that she
ant children to encourage them to return to doesn’t think of herself or anyone else as
such as advanced stem cell
school. This became being defined by race
research that could cure a variety a paid position, and I don’t worry about or color, she never
of diseases and studies finding that Mary’s second career thinks of herself as
sun exposure and vitamin D levels was born. She also things; I let God take someone with an ill-
may play a role in the risk of type 1 found and coached care of them. ness. She does what
high school students her doctor tells her to
diabetes in children.
who had the aptitude for college but lacked do to take care of herself and she doesn’t
the knowledge and resources to prepare dwell on the negative aspects of having
Private support from the Larry for it. diabetes.
L. Hillblom Foundation, created
Since retiring from the school, Mary has Mary believes in education, hard work,
through a bequest from the late
continued to educate others about black and saving money, and she teaches these
DHL co-founder, will serve as a history and culture and to learn about other values to children. Her religion guides her
catalyst for research in the new cultures. She joined the Jewish Family and gives her the ability to bypass worry:
Division of Geriatrics at the Service College avenue Older adult Center “i am God’s servant; He makes everything
UC San Diego School of Medicine in San Diego, where she takes exercise and possible” and “i don’t worry about things; i
writing classes and meets friends for lunch let God take care of them.”
to better understand the process
three times a week. as she spent time there
of aging and discover new ways of and learned more about Jewish history and Mary also believes in love. in her words,
minimizing its effects. culture, she became excited about the idea “Love has many definitions.” This is quite
of sharing her knowledge of black history evident in the way Mary lives her life.
established by generous donors
in 1979, the Moores UCSD
Do You Know Someone
Cancer Center is the region’s
only national Cancer institute–
Who is a Great example of Successful Aging?
designated Comprehensive Cancer each month we feature examples of successful aging within our local community. We
Center. The Cancer Center’s welcome your nominations. if you know of someone eighty-five years or older who
mission is to translate promising you feel is an example of successful aging, please contact Jody DeLaPena-Murphy
at (858) 822-1132 or email@example.com with the name and contact information
scientific discoveries into new and
of the person you would like to nominate, along with a brief description of why you
better options for the prevention, feel he or she is successfully aging. From these nominations, we will select some of
diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. these individuals to be interviewed, and their responses will be included in future
editions of the newsletter.
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Furniture to appreciate the link that binds families
together. With careful planning, it is possible to
continued from page 3 reduce or eliminate income and transfer
Pieces of furniture are not just inanimate taxes while turning appreciated assets
i have so many memories of spending objects; they are where families get into income for yourself or others.
holidays with my growing family and their together. They are the hosts of clan gather-
friends, with a wood fire burning, the snow ings, the silent witnesses to conversations. For more information and to request a
falling, country bread and They heard the laughter free copy of Your UC San Diego Guide
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put it in storage until they are old enough old wood and faded cloth.
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Family and Preventive Medicine
Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Chair, Department of
Doris Trauner, M.D., Acting Chair, Department of Older americans Month was established in 1963. at that time, only 17 million
living americans had reached their sixty-fifth birthdays, about a third of older
Scientific Advisory Board americans lived in poverty, and there were few programs to meet their needs.
Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D., Psychiatry interest in older americans and their concerns was growing, however, and in
Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., Epidemiology/
Family and Preventive Medicine
1963, President John F. Kennedy’s meeting with the national Council of Senior
Ruth Covell, M.D., Family and Preventive Medicine Citizens served as a prelude to designating May as Senior Citizens Month. in
John Daly, M.D., Medicine
Laura Dugan, M.D., Medicine
1980, President Jimmy Carter renamed it Older americans Month, and it has
Douglas Galasko, M.D., Neurosciences become a tradition that is celebrated across the country through ceremonies,
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Paul Insel, M.D., Medicine
events, fairs, and other activities. For more information on Older americans
Edward H. Koo, M.D., Neurosciences Month, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services administration
Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Neurosciences/Pathology
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David Salmon, Ph.D., Neurosciences
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