Maine Medical Center
Amanda Roberts at AGS


Our fellows quickly assume leadership roles after completing our program. To prepare them for academic success, we require all fellows to complete a quality improvement or research project. We dedicate time for all fellows to complete Institute for Healthcare Improvement learning modules on patient safety and quality of care with the opportunity for further training in this area. We also provide opportunities for the fellows to complete additional training in teaching/education skills.


Lesley B. Gordon, Melissa Zelaya-Floyd, Patricia White, Sarah Hallen, Kalli Varaklis & Motahareh Tavakolikashi (2022): Interprofessional bedside rounding improves quality of feedback to resident physicians, Medical Teacher, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2022.2049735

Roberts ARA, Falank CR, Ontengco JB, Carter EL, Hallen SAM. Collaborative care when older adults fall: The benefits of geriatric consultation for trauma patients aged 75 years and older. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jan 4. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17637. Online ahead of print

Hallen S, Van der Kloot T, McCormack C, Han PKJ, Lucas FL, Wierda L, Meyer D, Varaklis K, Bing-You R. Redesigning the Clinical Learning Environment to Improve Interprofessional Care and Education: Multi-Method Program Evaluation of the iPACE Pilot Unit. J Grad Med Educ. 2020 Oct;12(5):598-610. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-19-00675.1. PMID: 33149830; PMCID: PMC7594784.

Lary CW, Hinton AC, Nevola KT, Shireman TI, Motyl KJ, Houseknecht KL, Lucas FL, Hallen S, Zullo AR, Berry SD, Kiel DP. Association of Beta Blocker Use With Bone Mineral Density in the Framingham Osteoporosis Study: A Cross-Sectional Study. JBMR Plus. 2020 Jul 30;4(9):e10388. doi: 10.1002/jbm4.10388. PMID: 32995691; PMCID: PMC7507481.

Lorgunpai SJ, Finke B, Burrows I, Brown CJ, Rubin FH, Wierman HR, Heisey SJ, Gartaganis S, Ling SM, Press M, Inouye SK. Mobility Action Group: Using Quality Improvement Methods to Create a Culture of Hospital Mobility. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Oct;68(10):2373-2381. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16699. Epub 2020 Aug 5. PMID: 32757219; PMCID: PMC7718401.

Tavakolikashi M, Hallen S, Zelaya-Floyd MI, White P, Varaklis K, Van der Kloot T, Perron AD, Wilson E, Bing-You R. Using Design Thinking to Spread iPACE™: An Interprofessional Medical Education Innovation in an Academic Medical Center. Journal of Maine Medical Center 2020; Vol 3: Iss. 1, Article 8.

Babine RL, Hyrkäs KE, Mckenzie CG, Wierman HR. Mobilizing older adults: A multi-site, exploratory and observational study on patients enrolled in the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP). Geriatr Nurs. 2019 May-Jun;40(3):239-245

Tisher A & Salardini A. "A Comprehensive Update on Treatment of Dementia" Seminars in Neurology. 2019 Apr;39(2):167-178. PMID: 30925610

Babine RL, Hyrkas KE, Hallen S, et al. Falls and delirium in an acute care setting: A retrospective chart review before and after an organisation-wide interprofessional education. J Clin Nurs 2018;27:e1429-e41.

Hutchinson RN, Lucas FL, Becker M, Wierman HR, Fairfield KM. Variations in Hospice Utilization and Length of Stay for Medicare Patients With Melanoma. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Apr;55(4):1165-1172.e5.

Carter, E.L., Holt, C., Haskins, A. Death Certificate Accuracy: Why it matters and how to achieve it. Today’s Geriatric Medicine. 2017 September;10(5): 26.

Morris, J.G., Carter, E.L., Martin, S.A. Stroke: A road map for subacute management. The Journal of Family Practice. 2017 June;66(6):366-369,372-374.

Morris, J.G., Carter, E.L., Martin, S.A. Stroke: Secondary prevention of ischemic events. The Journal of Family Practice. 2017 July;66(7):420-422,424-427.