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Katherine Thompson

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Thompson specializes in care of older adults with frailty and multimorbidity. She Co-Directs University of Chicago’s Successful Aging and Frailty Evaluation (SAFE) Clinic, a consultative comprehensive geriatric assessment and frailty evaluation and management service with an interdisciplinary team approach. Additionally, she is Project Director for the Supporting Healthy Aging Resources and Education (SHARE) Network, a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program project funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Through this project, she leads geriatrics educational initiatives for health care professionals, students and community members.

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    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL06/2011MERITS Fellowship
    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL06/2010Geriatrics Fellowship
    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL06/2009Chief Resident
    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL06/2008Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Chicago, Chicago, ILMD06/2005Medicine
    Scripps College, Claremont, CABA05/1997Biology
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    2017BSD Distinguished Faculty Award, Distinguished Leader in Program Innovation, University of Chicago
    2016Fellow, Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, University of Chicago
    2014Harvard Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions, Harvard
    2005Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Chicago
    2005Graduation with Honors, University of Chicago
    2005American Medical Women's Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation, University of Chicago

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    U1QHP28728     (Katherine Thompson)Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2024
    Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kagarmanova A, Sparkman H, Laiteerapong N, Thompson K, Rosul L, Lazar D, Staab E, Wan W, Kass A, Ari M. Improving the management of chronic pain, opioid use, and opioid use disorder in older adults: study protocol for I-COPE study. Trials. 2022 Jul 27; 23(1):602. PMID: 35897111.
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    2. Gleason LJ, Graupner J, Bennett J, Molony J, Long M, Thompson K. 4Ms Forum: Development of an age-friendly 4Ms community forum. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 03; 70(3):E8-E10. PMID: 35061245.
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    3. Thompson K, Borson S. Community health workers and care of older adults: How to learn what we need to know. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 06; 69(6):1466-1468. PMID: 33951182.
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    4. Beiting KJ, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Walker J, Graupner J, Martinchek M, Thompson K, Levine S, Gleason LJ. Management and outcomes of a COVID-19 outbreak in a nursing home with predominantly Black residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 05; 69(5):1155-1165. PMID: 33739444.
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    5. Szafran JCH, Thompson K, Pincavage AT, Saathoff M, Kostas T. Interprofessional Education Without Limits: A Video-Based Workshop. MedEdPORTAL. 2021 03 24; 17:11125. PMID: 33816788.
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    6. Martinchek M, Beiting KJ, Walker J, Graupner J, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Thompson K, Gleason LJ, Levine S. Weight Loss in COVID-19-Positive Nursing Home Residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Feb; 22(2):257-258. PMID: 33352194.
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    7. Gleason LJ, Beiting KJ, Walker J, Shervani S, Graupner J, Mittal K, Lee KK, Schrantz S, Johnson D, Levine S, Thompson K. Using Telementoring to Share Best Practices on COVID-19 in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 11; 68(11):E58-E60. PMID: 32930390.
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    8. Gorawara-Bhat R, Graupner J, Molony J, Thompson K. Informal caregiving in a medically underserved community: Challenges, construction of meaning and the caregiver-recipient dyad. SAGE Open Nursing. 2019; 5:1-12.
    9. Gorawara-Bhat R, Graupner J, Molony J, Thompson K. Informal Caregiving in a Medically Underserved Community: Challenges, Construction of Meaning, and the Caregiver-Recipient Dyad. SAGE Open Nurs. 2019 Jan-Dec; 5:2377960819844670. PMID: 33415239.
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    10. Gleason LJ, Martinchek M, Long M, Rapier N, Hamlish T, Johnson D, Thompson K. An innovative model using telementoring to provide geriatrics education for nurses and social workers at skilled nursing facilities?. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Sep - Oct; 40(5):517-521. PMID: 30987777.
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    11. Huisingh-Scheetz M, Martinchek M, Becker Y, Ferguson MK, Thompson K. Translating Frailty Research Into Clinical Practice: Insights From the Successful Aging and Frailty Evaluation Clinic. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 06; 20(6):672-678. PMID: 30737166.
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    12. Jafari P, Kostas T, Levine S, Martinchek M, Johnson D, Graupner J, Thompson K. ECHO-Chicago Geriatrics: using telementoring to "geriatricize" the primary care workforce. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2020 Jul-Sep; 41(3):333-341. PMID: 30706769.
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    13. Ferguson MK, Wroblewski K, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Thompson K, Farnan J. Physician Gender Differences in Processing Surgical Risk Features in Videos of Standardized Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 04; 107(4):1248-1252. PMID: 30557541.
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    14. Hakim F, Kostas T, Thompson K, Levine S, Thomas J, Poston J . The Pharmacy Clinical Experience: A Physician-Pharmacist Trainee Collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 2018; 13:33-38.
    15. Ferguson MK, Farnan J, Wroblewski K, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Thompson K. Do Estimates of Treatment Risk Based on Clinical Vignettes Differ by Physician Gender? Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 12; 106(6):1868-1872. PMID: 30205117.
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    16. Kostas T, Thomas J, Thompson K, Poston J, Levine S. Improving medical and pharmacy student confidence in medication management and attitudes about interprofessional collaboration by utilizing an interprofessional module. J Interprof Care. 2018 Nov; 32(6):790-793. PMID: 30142283.
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    17. Ferguson MK, Demchuk C, Wroblewski K, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Thompson K, Farnan J, Acevedo J. Does Race Influence Risk Assessment and Recommendations for Lung Resection? A Randomized Trial. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 10; 106(4):1013-1017. PMID: 29902464.
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    18. Hawkley LC, Long M, Kostas T, Levine S, Molony J, Thompson K. Geriatrics training for nurses in a skilled nursing facility: a GWEP feasibility study. Geriatr Nurs. 2018 May - Jun; 39(3):318-322. PMID: 29229378.
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    19. Ferguson MK, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Thompson K, Wroblewski K, Farnan J, Acevedo J. The Influence of Physician and Patient Gender on Risk Assessment for Lung Cancer Resection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul; 104(1):284-289. PMID: 28410637.
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    20. Beckert AK, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Thompson K, Celauro AD, Williams J, Pachwicewicz P, Ferguson MK. Screening for Frailty in Thoracic Surgical Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar; 103(3):956-961. PMID: 27720368.
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    21. Thompson K, Shi S, Kiraly C. Primary Care for the Older Adult Patient: Common Geriatric Issues and Syndromes. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2016 Jun; 43(2):367-79. PMID: 27212097.
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    22. Thompson K, Dale W. How do I best manage the care of older patients with cancer with multimorbidity? J Geriatr Oncol. 2015 Jul; 6(4):249-53. PMID: 26149516.
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    23. Ferguson MK, Thompson K, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Farnan J, Hemmerich J, Acevedo J, Small S. The Impact of a Frailty Education Module on Surgical Resident Estimates of Lobectomy Risk. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul; 100(1):235-41. PMID: 26004924.
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    24. Oyler J, Thompson K, Arora VM, Krishnan JA, Woodruff J. Faculty characteristics affect interview scores during residency recruitment. Am J Med. 2015 May; 128(5):545-50. PMID: 25683843.
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    25. Ferguson MK, Thompson K, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Farnan J, Hemmerich JA, Slawinski K, Acevedo J, Lee SM, Rojnica M, Small S. Thoracic surgeons' perception of frail behavior in videos of standardized patients. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e98654. PMID: 24892734.
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