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  • assessment
  • Funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, Geriatric Education Centers serve local communities by strengthening multi-disciplinary training of health professionals in assessment, chronic disease syndromes, care planning and cultural competence unique to older Americans. (fsu.edu)
  • faculty
  • While initially the GEC will seek to educate faculty in the participating institutions, ultimately these trained faculty will help strengthen the geriatrics expertise of other providers in their own local health-care communities. (fsu.edu)
  • Dr. Alice Pomidor, associate project director, is an associate professor of geriatrics at FSU and previously served as primary faculty in the Western Reserve GEC in Ohio. (fsu.edu)
  • practitioners
  • And like the rest of the country, the region faces severe shortages of nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers and other allied health professionals with special training in geriatrics. (fsu.edu)
  • specialists
  • While it is unlikely there will ever be enough geriatric specialists in every field of health care, an achievable goal is to ensure that all providers have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide quality care for older people. (fsu.edu)
  • While it is unlikely there will ever be enough geriatric specialists in every field of health care, an achievable goal is to ensure that all providers have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide quality care for older people,' said Dr. Kenneth Brummel-Smith, GEC project director and the Charlotte Edwards Maguire professor and chair in the FSU College of Medicine's department of geriatrics. (fsu.edu)