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“Geriatrics and palliative care share a common goal of improving lives through better care in populations in whom quality of life, frailty and independence are threatened. Our faculty teach and study to achieve this goal. The daily task of transforming care from what people are getting to what people want (and need) motivates our care, teaching, and science. Both palliative and geriatrics themes permeate our work and beckon other specialists, scientists and learners to our Mission. We invite you to ask us about how we elevate palliative and geriatrics care clinically and scientifically.”
Through collaborative care, education and science, we aim to improve the quality of life and well-being of all older adults.
Our Division serves as the base for all academic activities in Geriatrics and in Hospice/Palliative Medicine (HPM), including the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and the HPM Fellowship Program. We anchor our program at Lifespan’s Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals in Providence, Rhode Island, but our education and research programs span four entities: Lifespan, the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), the Care New England and Brown University.
Our diverse clinical faculty offer expertise in clinical geriatric and palliative medicine, and include 15 geriatric medicine, 17 palliative medicine, 3 neurology, and 4 geriatric psychiatry physicians, and 5 geriatric nurse practitioners. The Brown University School of Public Health’s center and the VAMC’s Center on Innovations in Long Term Services and Supports (COIN-LTSS) provide the major research resource for clinical fellows and faculty. Our collaboration produces prominent health services research on aging and chronic disease, especially long-term care. Three dozen full-time research faculty serve as mentors, collaborators and advisors across multiple disciplines. The Geriatric Medicine and HPM Fellowships link Brown and the Division with multiple clinical sites and faculty preceptors, with the aim to generate new academic geriatricians for faculty positions nationwide.