Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Division Head: Andrew P. Goldberg, MD
The Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine was established in 1992. It is primarily a research-based division with 12 MDs, six PhD scientists, three PhD research fellowship positions, four clinical MD geriatric fellowship positions and 40 research staff (nurses, exercise physiologists, biochemists, statisticians, dietitians, informaticists/systems managers and research assistants), as well as a division administrator, business manager and four administrative staff. Many of the 18 faculty in the division are 100% grant supported. Additionally, division faculty serve on university, hospital and national committees and are reviewers for various journals and national funding agencies.
The division is nationally recognized for its research in exercise rehabilitation and weight loss in the treatment of obesity, cardiovascular risk factors, the prevention of diabetes in the elderly, and rehabilitation of disabled stroke patients and frail elderly. This research is supported by the following VA and NIH grants and Research Centers:
- Gerontology Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
- University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center (UM-OAIC)
- Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
- Baltimore Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC)
- NIH T32 Training Grant in the Biology of Exercise, Metabolism and Aging
The research goals of the Division are to:
conduct high-quality, peer-reviewed, funded gerontology research in exercise physiology, nutrition and metabolism in aging and disability;
advance the science of metabolic and exercise physiology research in aging, obesity, diabetes and associated chronic diseases to maintain a competitive edge for peer-reviewed funding;
develop new areas and techniques for the conduct of research in aging; and
mentor trainees and junior faculty to advance their academic careers and help them be competitive for independent research funding.
Education and training in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine is integrated within the research and clinical programs to enhance the trainees' experiences. The strength of the educational program is the interdisciplinary instruction provided by the professional staff of MD and PhD faculty, one-on-one mentorship by faculty, and the funding that is available for trainees from the T32 NIA training grant, GRECC, UM-OAIC, NORC and DRTC.
- Beamer, Brock, MD
- Blumenthal, Jacob B., MD
- Gambert, Steven, MD, MACP
- Goldberg, Andrew P., MD
- Hafer-Macko, Charlene, MD
- Heuser, Mark D., MD
- Inscore, Anjeli, PhD
- Katzel, Leslie I., MD, PhD
- Macko, Richard, MD
- May, Conrad, MD
- Michael, Kathleen, PhD
- Ortmeyer, Heidi K., PhD
- Oursler, Kris Ann, MD
- Prigeon, Ronald L., MD
- Prior, Steven, PhD
- Ryan, Alice S, PhD
- Shaughnessy, Marianne, PhD
- Sorkin, John D., MD, PhD
Open Faculty Positions
There are no open faculty position in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at this time.
Interested individuals should submit a current CV and list of four references to the attention of Rhonda Reedl, Academic Programs Office, Department of Medicine, Room N3E10, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201 or email application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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