Certificate in Gerontology
The Bloomberg School of Public Health offers many courses on aging and on health care for people with chronic conditions. Candidates for graduate degrees through any of the School's departments have the opportunity to earn the School's Certificate in Gerontology by taking a set of five required courses, three of which are prescribed by the School and two of which are selected by the student.
The following three courses are required for earning the School's Certificate in Gerontology. Two are taught by members of the Lipitz Center.
- Health Issues for Aging Populations 309.605 (Jennifer Wolff)
- Innovation in Health Care for Aging Populations 309.607.81 (Karen Davis)
- Epidemiology of Aging 340.616 (Jennifer Schrack)
Online Course: Practice Leaders in Medical Homes
The target audience for this course are physicians, practice administrators, and other practice leaders who wish to transform their practices into medical homes. The course provides practicing physicians and other practice leaders with an awareness of the competencies needed to facilitate a medical home. It is an asynchronous course that begins with a short introduction followed by nine one-hour modules. Each module includes self-assessment questions, a short reading, a narrated presentation, a case study, a video vignette, final assessment questions, and a list of additional resources. The Lipitz Center recruited national content experts to help develop the nine course modules.
Practice Leaders in Medical Homes is provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Tuition is $15 US per module. At the end of each module, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Physicians in the United States will earn one CME credit per one-hour module.
- This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). AAFP accreditation begins July 20, 2010. Term of approval is for two years from this date, with option for yearly renewal. The AAFP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per module (Introduction not included).
- This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for one credit hour per module by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The AOA designates this educational activity for the maximum of one AOA Category 2-B credit per one-hour module (Introduction not included). For an osteopathic physician to receive credit, he/she must make a passing grade of 70% or better.
Other learners may qualify for continuing education credit from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).
This course was developed in association with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, and the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- More information about the course can be found here.
Doctoral Funding Opportunities
Opportunity for support is available through the C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Community Health Scholarship, which provides tuition, stipends, and research support to 3 doctoral candidates entering the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Ideal candidates are students whose research and practice focus on improving the health and quality of life of underserved populations in Baltimore. Individuals from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through December. More information is available here.
EBA Training Program
Ph.D. students with interests in epidemiology or biostatistics and aging research are also welcome to apply for funding through the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Agining (EBA) Training Program. The EBA training program supports 8 doctoral students and 2 postdoctoral students each year. The application due date is April 1st. For more information visit the website at EBA Training Program or contact program administrator Brian Buta at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 410-502-3412.
- Other funding oppportunities can be found here.