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Geriatric Academic Career Awards Programs

$18,183,045

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: Not Applicable
Popular Name: Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA)(K01)
Assistance Listing Number
93.250

Objectives: The purpose of the GACA program is to support the career development of individual junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited health professions schools or graduate programs approved by the Secretary, including schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, physician assistant programs, chiropractic, podiatric medicine, optometry, public health, and veterinary medicine, and accredited graduate programs in health administration and behavioral health and mental health practice including clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, and marriage and family therapy, and to provide clinical training in geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of health care professionals. The goals of the program are for the GACA candidate to develop the necessary skills to lead health care transformation in a variety of age-friendly settings and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals. Program Objectives include: 1. Develop junior faculty career as an academic geriatrics specialist; 2. Spend at least 75 percent of their time providing training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals; and 3. Identify a mentor who will advise and provide guidance and supervision to the GACA candidate regarding planning, directing, executing, and evaluating the proposed activities in the GACA candidate’s Faculty Career Development Plan.

 
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