On June 7, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation announced that it will be awarding 10 grants totaling $9,998,731 to support more robust geriatric health care training curricula in medical education. These highly competitive grants, which are a product of the foundation’s Aging and Quality of Life program, will fund comprehensive geriatrics training programs for medical students, residents, and faculty at 10 academic health centers across the nation.
In 2012, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation issued a call for geriatrics training program proposals from academic health centers in the United States. Out of 21 submitted proposals, 10 awardees were chosen, two of which are osteopathic medical schools. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) will receive a $998,895 grant from the foundation, while the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine will receive a $999,857 grant.
The goal of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation’s Aging and Quality of Life program is to improve the quality of health care for the growing population of elderly patients in the United States by supporting educational programs that teach physicians and other health care providers to address the special needs of this population.
Read the full announcement.