New program at UTHealth Houston will honor Carmel B. Dyer, MD

By Jaimy Jones
February 7, 2023

The legacy of Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, lives on in the same communities she sought to impact throughout her career.

The late Dyer revolutionized geriatric health care across the country. She led the UTHealth Houston Consortium on Aging and was the first director of the Joan and Stanford Alexander Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at McGovern Medical School.

In a unique collaboration, the UTHealth Houston Consortium on Aging, CarePartners, and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church have teamed up to form the Carmel B. Dyer Second Family Program to combat elder abuse, using startup funding from, a national nonprofit led by Dyer’s longtime friend and colleague Mark Lachs, MD, MPH, from Cornell University.

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