Duke’s Division of Geriatrics is integrated with the renowned Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. In addition to providing the most advanced and compassionate elder care available, the Division of Geriatrics houses thriving, internationally recognized research and education programs.
Founded in 1955 as a federally designated research hub, the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development is associated with the nationally recognized Duke Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment (GET) Clinic, the cornerstone of the division’s clinical care program.
To meet the rapidly growing need for physicians trained to provide the specialized care that many older people require, Duke’s School of Medicine offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive and rigorous academic programs in geriatric medicine.
The Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development coordinates our many cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional research studies and programs.
Working closely with the GET Clinic, the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center of the Durham VA Medical Center, and the Duke Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (one of a network of National Institutes of Health-funded research programs), our faculty investigates a broad spectrum of health and wellness issues common among the aged.
Our research into these issues -- including long-tem care and preventive medicine initiatives designed to help elders preserve their health and independence -- has influenced and advanced geriatrics care worldwide.