Research Training

The University offers a robust academic environment designed to cultivate and enrich the Fellow’s experience through clinical teaching and research. The common quest for medical excellence at the University ensures an environment that is exceptionally rigorous and collaborative.

The curriculum during a second year of fellowship program is oriented towards classes in quantitative analysis such as Epidemiology, Statistics, and Research Methodologies. Under the guidance of a geriatrics advisor and mentorship team, the fellow will develop and implement a research project. Considerable resources at our institution are available for collaborative research between Geriatric Medicine and other health care fields. The University has multiple training grants available to fund research fellows, including:

Some current clinical investigations include:

  • Diabetes in geriatric populations: special considerations.
  • Impact of geriatrics assessment approaches in cancer care.
  • Change in older adult cognitive function due to adjuvant chemotherapy for cancer.
  • Impact of hospitalists on the inpatient care of older adults.
  • Frailty prevalence and outcomes for frail patients in an urban, underserved area.
  • Best methods for training primary care providers in low-resource settings to care for older adult patients.
  • Using patient-centered clinical decision support to improve pain management and opioid prescribing in older adults.