Stan Lapidos is a project manager and instructor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. He has worked in the field of aging for over 37 years in such areas as long term care administration, governmental programs for the elderly, managed care, academic teaching, and aging and chronic disease research. He is a faculty member at Rush University and an adjunct faculty member at the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work and Spertus College. Mr. Lapidos' primary area of academic and applied practice concentration is on the role of the interdisciplinary teams in improving health care delivery. He has authored or coauthored 10 articles on interdisciplinary teams in geriatric education and practice and has presented at many professional conferences and forums in the US and at academic and medical institutions and meetings in Israel and the United Kingdom.