Project ECHO: Improving Care Transitions
Hospitalist AGE Scholars Lecture SeriesThe ECHO-CT program has a robust teaching initiative focusing on issues relevant to transitions of care and medically-complex, older patients. One part of that initiative is AGE Scholars, a monthly interactive curriculum designed for hospitalists as part of their continuing medical education.
Meet Our Research Team
Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD
Chief, Division of Gerontology
Co-Director, ECHO-CT, Division of Gerontology
Lewis A. Lipsitz, M.D., is chief of the Division of Gerontology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also director of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), where he holds the Irving and Edyth S. Usen Chair in Geriatric Medicine.
Program Manager, Project ECHO, Division of Gerontology
Sabrina Carretie serves as the program manager for the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) projects in the Division of Gerontology at BIDMC. Ms. Carretie has a strong background in program management and financial administration in higher education
Hospitalist Education, ECHO-CT, Department of Medicine
Dr. Grace Huang is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at BIDMC, and an associate program director with the internal medicine residency at BIDMC. She is the Director of Assessment, Co-Director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, and Co-Director of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators. Dr. Huang serves as the evaluation leader on the ECHO-CT project; she is active in designing the assessment tools for our learner groups.
Hospitalist, ECHO-CT, Department of Medicine
Dr. Marisa Jupiter works as a hospitalist in the division of General Internal Medicine at BIDMC. She completed her medical residency at the University of Massachusetts where she spent an additional year as Chief Resident. Dr. Jupiter serves as one of the Core Education Faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine Residency training program at BIDMC. She is also the coordinator for the hospital medicine CME series, Seminars in Hospital Medicine. Dr. Jupiter is one of our facilitators for our weekly ECHO-CT session.
Amber Moore, MD
Hospitalist, Department of Medicine
Dr. Moore has been involved in ECHO CT since 2015 as a hospitalist during the weekly clinic sessions and leading the curriculum development and dissemination to the hospital medicine team. In addition to her knowledge of the program and commitment to the improvement of issues surrounding transitions of care, Dr. Moore is passionate about medical education. She works as a hospitalist at BIDMC where she continues to teach residents and medical students as a member of the core education faculty. She currently teaches the hospital medicine elective to residents, the high value care elective to students, serves on the residency application committee, is the medical director of one of the inpatient medical floors and is also a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s patient experience committee.
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Medical Resident Education, ECHO-CT, Department of Medicine
Dr. Anita Vanka works as a hospitalist in the Division of General Medicine & Primary Care, is an Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, and is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education in 2012 and developed a Transitions in Care Curriculum for medical residents during this year. After being piloted for two years, it was formally integrated into the residency training program as part of the ECHO-CT project.