Addressing Mood in Age-Friendly Health Systems

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Ole J. Thienhaus, MD, MBA

Ole J. Thienhaus, MD, MBA

Professor, Psychiatry
Previous Department Chair, Psychiatry
The University of Arizona


Monday, June 13, 2022 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (MST)
This lecture will be broadcasted by a web livestream.


Objectives:

  • Discuss mood as an example of “What matters” in terms of the four Ms
  • Understand the interconnectedness of mood, mobility and medications
  • Name at least two rating instruments to measure mood

Ole Thienhaus received his medical degree from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. Following medical school, he spent two years in surgical residency training, but in 1980 switched to psychiatry. He completed training in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati in 1985. During that time he also completed his MBA at the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration. After ten years on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati, he was installed as Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM). In that role he founded and built a full department on the emerging Las Vegas campus of the UNSOM. In 2012, Dr. Thienhaus moved to Southern Arizona to assume to position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. He was directly involved in the merger with Banner Health in 2014/15. In 2020, he retired. In the course of his career, he has published some 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and edited or written three books. He is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and serves on the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Healthcare Services and Finances.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement(s):

All faculty, CME planning committee members, and the CME office reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

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