UCONN

HEALTH

Photo of George A. Kuchel, M.D., FRCP, AGSF

George A. Kuchel, M.D., FRCP, AGSF

Director, UConn Center on Aging
Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology
Academic Office Location:
UConn Center on Aging
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-5215
Phone: 860-679-3956
860-679-6796
Fax: 860-679-1307
Website(s):

Genetics & Developmental Biology Graduate Program

UConn AgingNet

UConn Center on Aging

  • Looking for a Physician?

    This faculty member is also
    a practicing physician at UConn Health.

    Learn more >
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
OtherVanier CollegeHealth Sciences
OtherMcGill Medical SchoolMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipMontreal General HospitalInternal Medicine
ResidencyMontreal General HospitalInternal Medicine
PostdoctoralHarvard Medical SchoolKaiser, Faculty Development Program in General Internal Medicine
FellowshipHarvard Medical School, Division on Aging and Beth Israel HospitalGeriatrics and Gerontology
PostdoctoralHarvard Medical SchoolBiological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
PostdoctoralMount Sinai Medical CenterNeurobiology and Gerontology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Brookdale Senior Fellow, New York Brookdale Foundation
John A. Hartford Leadership Award
Travelers/Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics and GerontologyUniversity of Connecticut
Montreal General Hospital 175th Anniversary Award Montreal General Hospital
Chercheur-Boursier Award, Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec
FellowshipMedical Research Council of Canada
Brookdale National FellowBrookdale Foundation
Royal Canadian Legion Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine
Mona Bronfman Scheckman Prize in PsychiatryMcGill
University ScholarMcGill
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section, NIH/CSR Study SectionChairExternalNational20082011
Chartered Member, Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section, NIH/CSR Study SectionMemberExternalNational20072011
Advisor, Doctoral Program in Biomedical Science (Developmental Biology), U. of Connecticut Advisory CommitteeAdvisory BoardExternalUniversity2002
Older Americans Independence Center, University of Connecticut Professional/Scientific OrganizationDirectorExternalUniversity20012004
MD-PhD Training Program Coordinating Committee, Faculty of Medicine, McGill Education CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalUniversity19982001
Incontinence Research Group, Research Network in Gerontology & Geriatrics, FRSQ Professional/Scientific OrganizationDirectorExternalUniversity19982001
Co-PI, The Quebec Research Network in Gerontology & Geriatrics, FRSQ Professional/Scientific OrganizationCo-PIExternalUniversity19961999
Research fellow, Neurobiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalUniversity19891992
Research fellow, Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalUniversity19871989
Faculty Development in General Internal Medicine,"Kaiser" Curriculum, Harvard Medical School Education CommitteeMemberExternalUniversity19851986

1. Diagnosis and management of common geriatrics syndromes.


2. Role of inflammatory molecules and hormones in frailty, as well as functional declines involving voiding, mobility, cognition and host defense.


3. Design and validation of personalized interventions capable of altering the natural history and outcomes of common geriatrics syndromes.

Accepting students for Lab Rotations: Summer '17, Fall '17, Spring '18


Lab Rotation Projects
A variety of different rotations can be designed based on individual trainee interests and background.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Aging of the Urinary Tract
    Smith PP, Kuchel G Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology 2010 Jan;
  • Aging, Animal Model
    Kuchel, G.A., Zhu, Q., Rogina, B. and Clark, S.H. Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases 2004 Jan;126-130

Abstracts

  • Upside-Down Stomach in a 92-year-old Woman
    Maghaydah YS, Kuchel GA. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Jan;55(8):1307-9
  • Macrophage migration inhibitory factor mediates smooth muscle death in bladder outlet obstruction.
    Taylor JA, Zhu Q, Sasso D, Leng L, Bucala R, Pilbeam C, Kuchel GA. J Urol 2005 Jan;17338
  • Null mutation in macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) inhibits compensatory smooth muscle growth in bladder outlet obstruction.
    Taylor JA, Zhu Q, Sasso D, Leng L, Bucala R, Pilbeam C, Kuchel GA. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Jan;538

Conference Papers

  • Mice with a null mutation for macrophage migration inhibitory factor have lower stage tumors in a model of bladder cancer. Taylor won New Investigator Award.
    Taylor JA, Kuchel GA, Hegde H, Voznesensky OS, Claffey K, Tsmikas J, Bucala R and Pilbeam C. 2006 Jan;
  • Locomotion in vitamin D receptor gene knockout mice.
    DuBose M, Sasso D, Kenny A, Pilbeam C, Demay M and Kuchel GA. 2005 Jan;
  • Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) inhibits compensatory smooth muscle growth in bladder outlet obstruction.
    Taylor JA, Zhu Q, Sasso D, Pilbeam C, Leng L, Bucala R and Kuchel GA. 2005 Jan;

Editorials

Erratums

Letters

Reviews

Short Surveys