Division cares for elders in diverse settings
The Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is dedicated in providing excellent clinical care of older adults in multiple settings including outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, home care and palliative care. Care is provided at the Senior Health Center and the New Mexico Veterans Health Care System. Our faculty serves as Medical Directors and primary care physicians in community nursing homes, home care and hospice programs. The Division offers an accredited one-year Fellowship in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.
Center on Aging
$1 million Reynolds Foundation grant
The UNM Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine has received a $1 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to strengthen physicians' geriatrics training through interprofessional education. The grant was one of ten awarded nationally by the foundation. The awards were limited to institutions that have already demonstrated success in geriatrics physician training. Read more.
The UNM Center on Aging and the UNM Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine have created an educational infrastructure that is penetrating all levels of medical education and it is using existing networks to provide geriatric education to physicians and practices statewide. Read More.
The Palliative Care section provides leadership in promoting the integration of palliative care knowledge, skills and attitudes into the UNM HSC educational community, and plays a leadership role in palliative care training for physicians practicing in rural New Mexico. Read More.