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Duke’s research and teaching programs in geriatrics and gerontology are among the nation’s oldest. The Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development was one of five centers for geriatric research established by the Surgeon General of the United States in 1955. It is the only continuously funded member of the original group.

Geriatrics Professional Training

The Center participates in Geriatrics Training at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level for a broad variety of health care professions including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and psychology.

Research Training in Aging and Human Development

The Postdoctoral Research Training Program is a 2-year program for PhDs and MDs and combines research in the trainee’s field of interest with multidisciplinary training in gerontology.