• Sachs, Greg (PI)
  • Cassel, Christine (PI)
  • Sorensen, Leif (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The University of Chicago Department of Medicine seeks a Geriatric
Academic Program award for career development of junior faculty
interested in academic careers in geriatric medicine, directed by
Christine K. Cassel, MD. The University has a strong commitment to
fostering research in geriatrics and a Geriatric Academic Program award
would reinforce its continuing efforts in this area. The proposed
program seeks to produce academic geriatricians who obtain the research,
substantive and technical skills to become leading independent
investigators in their fields. The strength of the program is the
faculty who will serve as sponsors, all of whom are nationally
recognized leaders in research related to aging. Current areas of
faculty research are: neuroimmunology of Alzheimer's disease,
atherosclerosis, pharmacokinetics of antihypertensive medication, vitam
D metabolism and osteoporosis, forecasts of active life expectancy, and
biomedical ethics. Other resources are substantial clinical programs,
including a model outpatient geriatrics clinic, inpatient geriatric
consultation service, chronic care, and home-care, and one of the
leading research focused fellowship programs in geriatrics, funded by
the Health Resources and Services Administration, with a faculty of
eleven geriatricians and four gerontologists.
Effective start/end date9/3/918/31/04


  • National Institutes of Health: $506,520.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $440,100.00
  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)

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