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Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology

The Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology at the UC Irvine School of Medicine is made up of an interdisciplinary group of clinicians, educators and researchers whose mission is to address the changing health needs of older adults and those who care for them. We are committed to delivering high-quality, comprehensive care in a variety of settings and to providing leadership in geriatric education, research, advocacy and community outreach. 

As Americans live longer, the focus of health care must be on making people's later years both healthier and more meaningful. Our goal is to help our patients be their best whether they are in excellent health or in the late stages of such difficult illnesses as Alzheimer's disease or cancer, and to train future physicians and other clinical caregivers to do the same. We are actively developing ways to further integrate physician training in the care of geriatric patients throughout the School of Medicine to ensure that our graduates meet national guidelines in patient care, and that we offer students innovative opportunities to work with older adults and gain experience in caring for patients with dementia.

As the only academic health system in Orange County, we are dedicated to our communities and take our mandate seriously to serve through innovation and compassion. We are the largest group of board-certified geriatricians in Orange County and graduate fellows each year, many of whom stay to live and work in the area. Our training programs serve to educate interdisciplinary learners in medicine, nursing and pharmacy, locally and nationally, and our scholarly impact is felt nationwide.

This year, we hope you will consider making gift to help support our philanthropic priorities for this year:

  • Unrestricted funds to advance geriatric research, education and clinical breakthroughs. Across all learners, we educate the future geriatricians, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and care teams to grow our workforce. With the looming shortage of healthcare professionals trained to care for our aging population, we are committed to teaching across all disciplines.

  • Preventing elder abuse with data tracking through our Center for Excellence. Our center provides medical, forensic and victim services to abused and neglected older adults. It also serves as a "living laboratory" of innovative approaches. Statewide, the center serves as a central source of technical assistance, best practice information, multidisciplinary training, useful research and relevant policy issues involving older adults.

  • Advancing nursing home care and transition care through portable ultrasound machines, which make care more easily accessible and less invasive for our older adults.

  • Digital health support for homebound seniors, providing care for those with mobility issues or comorbidities.

  • Research support for our geriatric fellowship, the only one in Orange County. We research new care delivery models, clinical breakthroughs, technological solutions and cutting-edge innovations to advance healthy aging.

We welcome your partnership to help provide comprehensive, compassionate care to our older adults at any level.  

Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 11
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology Challenge #1
Be one of the first 10 gifts to Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology today to unlock a $500 gift from esteemed colleague Dr. Julie Rousseau, multiplying the impact of your gift!
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Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology Match
Double your impact today! A generous donor will match every gift to Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology on Giving Day dollar-for-dollar up to $750.
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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