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Journal of AGS article spotlights lasting impact of AFAR and John A. Hartford Foundation’s Centers of Excellence program

Mar 29
2017

Journal of AGS article spotlights lasting impact of AFAR and John A. Hartford Foundation’s Centers of Excellence program View MoreBACK

On March 17, 2017, AFAR co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on the lasting impact created by the 28 John. A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry, which AFAR supported as the National Program Office.

In 1998, the John A. Hartford Foundation established these Centers to provide adequate numbers of faculty to meet the nation’s geriatric training and research needs. In the years since, this initiative has supported 1,164 fellows and junior faculty in geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry, and related specialties and sub-specialties.

Using two evaluations, the article reports these supported fellows and junior faculty members have elevated not only the number of geriatric-prepared physicians, but also the quality of the field of geriatric medicine and psychiatry as a whole.

The article is only available by subscription, but read an abstract here.

Authors David B. Reuben, MD was a Director of the Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry University of California at Los Angeles, Daniel B. Kaplan, PhD was Co-Investigator and Co-Director for the Gerontological Social Work Supervisors Program, Nora O’Brien-Suric, PhD served as a senior program officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation, and Odette van der Willik is the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Grant Programs at American Federation for Aging Research.


For more information on the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry, please visit our page on the Centers of Excellence here.





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