The educational programs of the Geriatrics Center are designed to train physicians and health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who are involved in caring for older adults, and to provide information on innovative approaches in health care delivery to enhance the independence of older patients. These educational programs emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
The Geriatrics Center is committed to providing research training and academic experiences for medical students and physicians to enrich their knowledge in the field of aging. These experiences are provided as an introduction to academic careers in aging, ranging from basic science to clinical research to health services research.
Biomedical Research Training
The Geriatrics Center, with the Institute of Gerontology, also supervises an NIA-funded training program in Biomedical Research Training in the Biology of Aging. The program provides training and financial support for predoctoral and postdoctoral students committed to laboratory studies of the cellular and molecular basis of aging and the links between the aging process and late-life illnesses and disabilities.