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Welcome to the Geriatrics Center

Dr. HalterJeffrey B. Halter, M.D. Director,
U-M Geriatrics Center

Welcome to the Geriatrics Center at the University of Michigan. Established in 1987 by the Regents of the University of Michigan, the Center is dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities, advancing research on the healthcare issues of older adults and providing exemplary multidisciplinary care and services for the older population.

The Geriatrics Center’s multi-disciplinary faculty of nearly 300 physicians and scientists from 14 U-M schools and institutes, including 29 departments in the Medical School, conduct $79 million in nationally-sponsored research each year. We’re ranked among the top programs in the country for both academic geriatrics programs and hospital care for older adults by U.S News and World Report.

The U-M’s Institute of Gerontology, one of the oldest and most highly regarded academic programs of its kind, merged with the Geriatrics Center in 2004. The IoG is a major research resource in studying the aging process and serves as the Geriatrics Center’s research arm.

The U-M Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine is the academic home to 37 members of the Geriatrics Center's clinical and research faculty. Division faculty provide geriatrics and palliative clinical care and medical training within the U-M Health System, and conduct clinical, epidemiological, and basic research.

Specializing in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of adults over the age of 65, Geriatrics Center physicians are board-certified in geriatrics, and our experienced team includes nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other professionals. Our experts provide inpatient consultation and transitional care services to hospitalized older adults and those in extended care facilities. In addition, the busy outpatient programs of the Geriatrics Center Clinics and Turner Geriatric Clinic draw 29,000 patient visits a year to our facilities at the East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center.

The Geriatrics Center offers numerous programs and classes to help older adults remain healthy and independent as long as possible. A broad range of clinical programs are available and emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to patient care and are particularly sensitive to health promotion, disease prevention and the psychosocial aspects of aging. Through the Geriatrics Center Social Work and Community Programs, older adults in our community can benefit from a wide array of health and continuing education, social and support services offered.

The geriatric population is growing and the University of Michigan Geriatrics Center has responded by becoming a national leader in this evolving field.