The division of geriatric medicine at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine was created in 1988. Dr. John E. Morley, known internationally as a gerontological researcher, clinician and educator, serves as both the division's chief and the Dammert Professor of Gerontology.
In addition to extensive personal scientific achievements, Dr. Morley has directed clinical training programs in both endocrinology and geriatrics, and has supervised research activities ranging from basic biomedical investigation to epidemiology and health services research. He is the editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, and recipient of the Ipsen Foundation of Longevity Award, the American Geriatrics Society's Lascher/Manning Award for Lifetime Achievement in Geriatrics and the Gerontological Society of America's Freeman Award. He has developed a number of educational games and has a special interest in continuous quality improvement.
What We Offer
Continuing education for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals is provided on a regular basis. A mini-fellowship program for physicians and other health professionals interested in updating their clinical geriatric skills has also been designed.
Our four-week geriatric leadership academy provides training in geriatric syndromes, research, education, clinical care, business and leadership. Most attendees are assistant professors in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health, social work or allied health.