Building Knowledge to Enhance Geriatric Healthcare


Principal Investigators
Barbara B. Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN (Nursing)
Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS (Medicine)

CIGR Email Address: cigr@u.washington.edu

Center Focus

Development and widespread dissemination of innovative, high quality, and effective health services for older adults.

Center Goals

  • Promote interdisciplinary linkages and cross-disciplinary collaborations;
  • Train and mentor junior faculty to conduct interdisciplinary geriatric research; and
  • Create and foster a center identity to enhance sustainability

Health Sciences Disciplines Involved

  • Dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social work

Center Activities

  • Training and mentorship program for junior faculty
  • Pilot projects (2-3 per year)
  • Annual conference on interdisciplinary geriatric research
  • Searchable database of faculty research and aging-related research funding
  • Center website with real-time content, including virtual library on interdisciplinary mentoring and research
CIGR Faculty Page

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