Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
The Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development is an all-university Center, serving as a resource for the entire Duke University and Medical Center community, with 126 faculty members from a broad spectrum of departments, designated as Senior Fellows. The Aging Center’s site contains information about weekly aging-related conferences at Duke. Search here for information about interdisciplinary research, and post-doctoral training opportunities.
Care In Aging
A web-based resource for clinicians, educators, students, and health care providers in long-term care seeking to cultivate clinical skills in geriatrics. The Clinician site contains toolkits designed to enhance teaching and patient care across care settings. The student site contains lectures and other learning materials for medical students, and emphasizes the biology of aging and basic clinical care of older adults. The long-term care site contains course material for an advanced course in long-term care for interdisciplinary clinicians.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
A cornerstone of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the development of Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (GRECC) that focus attention on the aging veteran population, to increase the basic knowledge of aging, to transmit that knowledge to health care providers, and to improve the quality of care to the aged. The three areas of focus are: Research, Education and Clinical Care. They provide conferences, teleconferences, web-based education and workshops which emphasize areas related to the research foci and geriatrics performance measures. Geriatrics education and training includes medicine, nursing, physician assistants and others.