Geriatric Medicine



Institute specific research proposals:

    • Study of the prevalence of treatment for hyperlipidemia in those over the age of 75 years with HMG CoA reductase inhibitors and their compliance and side effects with such therapy.
    • Study of falls, fractures and automobile accidents resulting in emergency room visits by older people, examining the role of inappropriate medications as causative factors.
    • Pilot studies on kinetics and dynamics of drug products in the oldest of the elderly(> 85 years).
    • Utilize existing databases managed by the college to develop additional research programs in the oldest of the elderly.
    • Partner with pharmacy organizations involved in providing nursing home care to develop, implement and evaluate drug/disease management programs.

Collaborative research activities with the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine and other aging programs:

    • Join in their development of a research division with a focus on health services research that would assess the impact of various types of delivery models and their impact on patient outcomes. Funding for such activities is intended to be sought from relevant funding agencies.