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Kenneth Lam

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8148-2421 Additional info

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    Stanford University, Stanford, CABSc04/2009Chemical Engineering
    Western University, London, CanadaMD05/2014Medicine
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada06/2017Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada06/2019Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAMAS06/2021Clinical Research
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    2014Honours Society, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
    2017Hollenberg Research Award, University of Toronto
    2019MSTAR Best Clinical Mentor Award, UCSF
    2022New Investigator Award, American Geriatrics Society

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    Dr. Lam is a geriatrician and assistant professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine in the US and Canada. Dr. Lam’s research focuses on functional, physical and cognitive disability in late life and their relationship to entry into long-term care facilities. His research employs mixed methods, including longitudinal analysis of repeated measures of function and caregiving using data from national studies on aging, and semi-structured interviews and focus groups of new nursing home and assisted living residents and health care professionals working in post-acute and long-term care settings. Dr. Lam has clinical and quality improvement experience addressing prolonged hospitalization in older patients on inpatient wards, developing clinical workflows for post-acute care, and accrediting geriatric emergency departments. Dr. Lam is the recipient of an Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) award and the AGS New Investigator Award.

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    R03AG074038     (LAM, KENNETH)Sep 1, 2022 - May 31, 2024
    Function, caregiving and adequacy of support before and after the transition to institutional settings
    Role: Principal Investigator

    3U54AG063546-02S6     (MOR, VINCENT)Sep 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2024
    NIA AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory
    Role: Principal Investigator of Sub-Award

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    1. Lam K, Cenzer I, Levy CR, Matlock DD, Smith AK, Covinsky KE. The Natural History of Disability and Caregiving Before and After Long-Term Care Entry. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 Dec 01; 183(12):1295-1303. PMID: 37930717.
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    2. Simning A, Caprio TV, Lam K. Older Adults Receiving Rehabilitation Services Are More Likely to Get Bathing and Toileting Equipment Installed. Am J Occup Ther. 2023 Jan 01; 77(1). PMID: 36791425.
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    3. Lam K, Cenzer I, Covinsky KE. Return to community living and mortality after moving to a long-term care facility: A nationally representative cohort study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 02; 71(2):569-576. PMID: 36420717.
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    4. Lam K, Covinsky KE. Ensuring Assisted Living Provides the Assistance Residents Need. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 09 01; 5(9):e2233877. PMID: 36173635.
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    5. Lam K, Haddock L, Yukawa M. More POLST forms are being completed in nursing homes, but is this meaningful? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 07; 70(7):1950-1953. PMID: 35642687.
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    6. Lam K, Gan S, Nguyen B, Jing B, Lee SJ. Sliding scale insulin use in a national cohort study of nursing home residents with type 2 diabetes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 07; 70(7):2008-2018. PMID: 35357692.
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    7. Savage RD, Hardacre K, Bashi AM, Bronskill SE, Faulkner C, Grieve J, Gruneir A, McCarthy LM, Chamberlain SA, Lam K, Stall NM, Zhu L, Rochon PA. Perspectives on ageing: a qualitative study of the expectations, priorities, needs and values of older people from two Canadian provinces. Age Ageing. 2021 09 11; 50(5):1811-1819. PMID: 34228777.
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    8. Lam K, Shi Y, Boscardin J, Covinsky KE. Unmet Need for Equipment to Help With Bathing and Toileting Among Older US Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 05 01; 181(5):662-670. PMID: 33749707.
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    9. Lam K, Lee SJ. Prediabetes-A Risk Factor Twice Removed. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 04 01; 181(4):520-521. PMID: 33555307.
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    10. Lam K, Lu AD, Shi Y, Covinsky KE. Assessing Telemedicine Unreadiness Among Older Adults in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Oct 01; 180(10):1389-1391. PMID: 32744593.
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    11. Mehta N, Zhu L, Lam K, Stall NM, Savage R, Read SH, Wu W, Pop P, Faulkner C, Bronskill SE, Rochon PA. Health Forums and Twitter for Dementia Research: Opportunities and Considerations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 12; 68(12):2881-2889. PMID: 32894780.
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    12. Lam K. Comment on: Antipsychotics and the Risk of Mortality or Cardiopulmonary Arrest in Hospitalized Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 08; 68(8):1880-1881. PMID: 32462736.
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    13. Savage RD, Visentin JD, Bronskill SE, Wang X, Gruneir A, Giannakeas V, Guan J, Lam K, Luke MJ, Read SH, Stall NM, Wu W, Zhu L, Rochon PA, McCarthy LM. Evaluation of a Common Prescribing Cascade of Calcium Channel Blockers and Diuretics in Older Adults With Hypertension. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 05 01; 180(5):643-651. PMID: 32091538.
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    14. Lam K, Arnold CG, Savage RD, Stall NM, Zhu L, Wu W, Piggott K, Bronskill SE, Rochon PA. Does Physician Retirement Affect Patients? A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 03; 68(3):641-649. PMID: 31647590.
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    15. Lam K, Rochon PA, Steinman MA. Often Off-label: Questionable Gabapentinoid Use Noted at Hospital Admission Warrants Deprescribing. J Hosp Med. 2019 09; 14(9):579-580. PMID: 31507352.
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    16. Lega IC, Bronskill SE, Campitelli MA, Guan J, Stall NM, Lam K, McCarthy LM, Gruneir A, Rochon PA. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and risk of genital mycotic and urinary tract infection: A population-based study of older women and men with diabetes. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2019 11; 21(11):2394-2404. PMID: 31264755.
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    17. Lam K, Abrams HB, Matelski J, Okrainec K. Factors associated with attendance at primary care appointments after discharge from hospital: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2018 Oct-Dec; 6(4):E587-E593. PMID: 30510042.
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    18. Lam K, Gandell D. The Top Articles in Geriatrics 2016-2017. Can Geriatr J. 2018 Sep; 21(3):210-217. PMID: 30271509.
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    19. Okrainec K, Lau D, Abrams HB, Hahn-Goldberg S, Brahmbhatt R, Huynh T, Lam K, Bell CM. Impact of patient-centered discharge tools: A systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2017 02; 12(2):110-117. PMID: 28182809.
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    20. Fralick M, Lam K, Himmel ME. Toxic Alcohol Calculations and Misinterpretation Of Laboratory Results-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 08 01; 176(8):1229-30. PMID: 27479670.
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    21. Himmel ME, Lam K, Fralick M. Hemodialysis in a Healthy Patient--A Case of an Erroneous Laboratory Result: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Apr; 176(4):431-2. PMID: 26903235.
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    22. Lam K. "And you, my father, there on the sad height". CMAJ. 2014 Feb 18; 186(3):214. PMID: 24446458.
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    23. Lam K, Hwang SW, Dhalla IA, Hota S, Thorpe K, Palda VA, Brown A, Klein DJ. Creating the right evidence for system change. Healthc Q. 2013; 16(3):22-6. PMID: 24034773.
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