The Division of Geriatric Medicine is one of the most prominent divisions in the country and has substantial clinical, teaching and research programs in place, including a fully-accredited fellowship program.Â Areas of special interest currently include:Â hormonal changes related to aging, pathogenesis and treatment of Alzheimers disease, education of patients, the public and health care providers about issues related to aging.Â A new palliative care fellowship has been recently instituted under the leadership of the Division of Geriatric Medicine.Â Clinical services are provided at several hospitals, nursing homes and specialty outpatient offices.Â The division has historically had strong ties to the St. Louis VA Medical Center, which is affiliated with Saint Louis University and excellent opportunities for growth exist there too.Â
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.