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Gersten Education and Research Office (GERO)


The Gersten Education and Research Office (GERO) is a shared workspace and meeting place for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and research assistants who conduct research with faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The GERO is named after Dr. Jerome W. Gersten who joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1949 and became Chairman in 1957. Under Dr. Gersten's leadership, the Department expanded tremendously in clinical service, education and research. Dr. Gersten was one of the first, true "academic physiatrists."  He conducted basic science research on the use and effects of physical agents; muscle and nerve function; effects of stress on muscle function; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; electromyography; and the delivery of rehabilitation health services. The Department was a nationally recognized Research and Training Center in cardiac rehabilitation. Dr. Gersten was a visionary expanding the concept of the Rehabilitation Team.

Facilities include:

  • 18 computer workstations with specialized research software 
  •  Printer, copier, scanner, and fax station
  •  Conference room with audiovisual capabilities
  •  Break room with kitchenette
  •  HIPAA compliant storage room for research materials 

Our office is located on the ground floor of Building 500 on the Anschutz Medical Campus, next to the Interdisciplinary Movement Science Laboratory.