March 16, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 11


Of Note


Dr. Espino named to national panel

Dr. Espino
Dr. Espino

Dr. David V. Espino, family and community medicine, has been named to a national panel formed by the National Research Council (NRC), the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

Until the end of August 2002, Dr. Espino will be a member of the Panel on Race, Ethnicity and Health in Later Life formed by NRC's Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on Population.

Meeting in Washington, D.C., on a regular basis, panel members will help develop research recommendations for the National Institute on Aging to help reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in later life. The panel will help organize a two-day workshop to bring together a dozen leading researchers to discuss related issues including how ethnic, racial and nativity differences in lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking and high-fat diets, and access to health care affect incidence, age of onset, and duration of disease.

Dr. Espino has authored more than 80 publications dealing with clinical issues of Mexican-American elders.

In addition to being chief of the division of community geriatrics in his department, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society and serves as the director of the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Excellence.

He is a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging.