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Geriatrics Fellowship Program

 
  The Reynolds Institute on Aging houses clinical
  services, research and education programs.

Overview
Welcome to the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics Fellowship Program where educating physicians to be leaders in the unique care of older adults is our mission.

Since its inception in 1978, the geriatrics fellowship program has trained more than 58 geriatricians, making Arkansas among the states with the highest number of geriatricians per capita.  Training in geriatrics at UAMS puts you in good company of other world-class geriatrics training programs. Our training program has consistently ranked in the top ten programs in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the best graduate schools.

The Reynolds Department of Geriatrics with the Reynolds Institute on Aging is one of six designated centers of excellence on the UAMS campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that includes basic and clinical research, educational programs, primary care and subspecialty clinics, rehabilitation services and administration all under one roof. This allows basic and clinical researchers, educators and clinicians to engage in collaborative activities that further the science of aging through a synergy that is changing the way older Americans live.

Leadership
Under the leadership of Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., the Institute on Aging and the Department of Geriatrics continues to expand research, clinical and educational programs including: 1) world-class research programs in nutrition and metabolism, basic science in Alzheimer's disease and the aging heart, with the recent addition of a Center for Translational Research; 2) comprehensive clinical programs in primary care, dementia, frailty, geriatric psychiatry, palliative care, falls, urinary incontinence, pain, with newly added clinics in wound care and care for persons with nutritional disorders, and 3) an extensive educational agenda that encompasses programs for graduate medical education, professional development and patient education at UAMS and across the state.

Dr. Wei, a renowned researcher, geriatrician, cardiologist and educator, has as one of her primary missions the "generation of solutions to some of the toughest clinical and systems issues facing the aging population today" in an atmosphere of a collaborative, creative and productive department here at UAMS.

Paula Podrazik, M.D., a seasoned geriatrician and educator with expertise in curriculum design and faculty development, recently joined the UAMS faculty from the University of Chicago and directs the geriatrics fellowship program.

Dr. Podrazik has been the PI on the nationally recognized CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient) Faculty Development Program supported by a Donald W. Reynolds Foundation educational grant. She served in a number of key administrative roles at the University of Chicago, most recently as their Director of Education for the Section of Geriatrics and is the recent recipient of a clinical excellence in teaching award from the University of Chicago's Department of Medicine. Her national committee work has included work with the Society of Hospital Medicine on Polypharmacy in CHF and the ABIM focused recognition in Hospital Internal Medicine proposal design task force. Given her extensive geriatrics teaching and practice experience and added background in emergency medicine and palliative care, Dr. Podrazik brings not just a wealth of experience, but a creative energy, flexibility and innovation to our teaching programs at UAMS and our department.

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