Centers and Institutes
Geriatrics Education within the School of Medicine
The Division of Geriatric Medicine offers educational programs for students within the School of Medicine that are designed to prepare them to meet the growing need for healthcare for older adults.
Dr. Rollin Wright offers the Macy Course, a week-long geriatrics course that is a compulsory component of medical students' curriculum. Because of the team-oriented nature of geriatrics care needs, this course is open to all Schools within the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, and is a required course in several other programs. Nurse practitioner, physical therapy, pharmacy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy students regularly participate in the course.
Geriatrics Area of Concentration
Division faculty also lead a novel Geriatrics Area of Concentration (AOC) for medical students that is designed to spark interest in the effects of age on health and healthcare. This curriculum track is equivalent to a "Geriatrics major," and is a four-year program that offers mentorship, leadership opportunities, clinical experience, the Macy Course, and the opportunity to receive special funding for a scholarly project. The Geriatrics AOC also offers an interdisciplinary curriculum for nursing and pharmacy students.
To read more about the Division of Geriatric Medicine's Education and Training opportunities, please click here.
|Geriatric Mental Health Center||
|Geriatric Continence Center||
Established by Dr. Kathryn Burgio, the University of Pittsburgh's Geriatric Continence Center has set the standard for diagnostic and consultative care, training, and seminal research on voiding dysfunction and geriatric incontinence for more than 30 years. Since 2000, the Center has been directed by Neil M. Resnick MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics. Dually trained in geriatrics and urodynamics, Dr. Resnick previously served as the founding director of Harvard's Continence Center, one of the first in North America. In addition to its own activities, the Center collaborates with experts in Urogynecology and Urology and is part of the University of Pittsburgh's NIH-funded Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
|Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center||
The Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center was established by Susan L. Greenspan MD, who is Professor of Medicine and is dually trained in geriatrics and endocrinology. Dr. Greenspan's academic focus is on geriatric bone health and osteoporosis. Since 2000, the Center has offered state-of-the-art diagnostic and consultative care, as well as education, training, and research. In addition, it serves as a base for the NIH-funded Claude Pepper Independence Center, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's large-scale STRIDE study of falls prevention, UPMC's Fracture Liaison Service, and outreach programs for frail seniors.
|Geriatric Pain Center||
|Geriatric Cardiology Center||
In 2015, our Section of Geriatric Cardiology was created by Daniel Forman MD, Professor of Medicine and a dually trained geriatrician and cardiologist. Prior to his arrival in Pittsburgh, Dr. Forman directed Cardiac Rehabilitation and the Exercise Testing Lab at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Boston VA. He also served as the American College of Cardiology's Inaugural Chair of the Geriatric Cardiology. In 2016, our Geriatric Cardiology Section began offering state of the art consultation in geriatric cardiology, as well as education and training. Leveraging the expertise of both geriatrics and cardiology, the Section also provides a base for a rapidly growing portfolio of research in the field.