The Medical School at the University of Colorado was named as a Center of Excellence (CoE) in Geriatrics by the John A. Hartford Foundation beginning Jan. 1, 1998. The goal of the CoE is to train outstanding physicians for academic careers in geriatric medicine and to expand geriatrics training opportunities throughout the medical school. For most geriatrics faculty, the greatest shortcoming has been opportunities to develop the necessary research skills for a successful academic career. Thus, a major focus of the CoE is to provide funding and mentorship to enable clinically oriented physician faculty to concentrate on aging research, or physician faculty from outside the Division of Geriatric Medicine to reorient both clinical and research activities to the field of aging. To this end, the following types of awards will be granted to physicians:
Assistant Professor Faculty Development Awards:
These awards will provide stipends (no greater than 50% effort) for faculty who have completed fellowships and are committed to academic careers in geriatric medicine.
Advanced Fellowship Awards:
These awards will provide partial stipends (50-75% effort) for outstanding advanced fellows (after their clinical year), who are interested in continuing their research, clinical, and educational activities in aging, but are not fully funded through other venues (e.g., T32, individual NRSA awards, Hartford/AFAR fellowships).