Quick Facts about the Geriatrics Center

  • Established by the Regents of the University of Michigan in 1987
  • Merged with the University's Institute of Gerontology in 2004
  • Nearly 300 faculty from 14 schools and 29 departments
  • Faculty conduct $79 million in research annually
  • $22 million in NIH center grant funding
  • Ranked 4th by U.S. News and World Report among academic geriatrics programs
  • 1st and one of only 12 NIA-funded Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers fostering collaborative, multidisciplinary research and training
  • One of only five NIA-funded Nathan Shock Centers for the Basic Biology of Aging
  • A John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatrics to enhance training opportunities and promote careers in geriatric medicine
  • Affiliated with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, one of 20 nationally
  • Opened Geriatrics Center Clinics and Turner Geriatric Clinic at the U-M East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center in 2006; 29,000 patient visits annually