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Geriatric Medicine

Department of Aging and Geriatric Research

Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people and promotinge health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.

There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatric physician; rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

Department of Aging and Geriatric Research serves as support infrastructure for the Institute on Aging and as academic home for faculty members from diverse disciplines who wish to pursue a career primarily focused on aging and independence.The Department and Institute's mission is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults by means of interdisciplinary teams in the areas of research, education and health care.

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