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Department of Geriatrics

Department mission: To lead the nation in preparing physicians, in all medical disciplines, to provide exemplary care to older adults.

Our medical school is one of only nine to dedicate an entire department to geriatrics, and to integrate geriatrics throughout the four-year curriculum. It is one of a few that requires students to complete a full rotation in geriatrics. Read more About the Department.

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    Dr. Katz and colleagues call for new national standards for assisted living communities in an editorial to JAMDA.

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    To help caregivers across the state of Florida, the NCF-GWEP is offering the evidence-based program Powerful Tools for Caregivers at no cost to participants.

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    Geriatrics Chair Dr. Paul Katz and colleagues explore the prevalence of burnout among nursing home physicians in Canada, the U.S., and the Netherlands.

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    Findings of a new and comprehensive study from the Department of Geriatrics' faculty Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published recently in JAMA Psychiatry, found no evidence that personality changes begin before the clinical onset dementia.

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    The December 2017 Department of Geriatrics, Research and Scholarship Newsletter is now available.

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    Researcher Antonio Terracciano is recruiting dementia caregivers from the Tallahassee community.

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Contact Information


Coordinator, Administrative Services
Phone: 850-645-8440
Fax: 850-645-8441


Program Associate
Phone: 850-645-1513