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The Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care

Educational Programs

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.

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.

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.

Doctoral Funding Opportunities

Brown Scholars
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 or at 410-502-3412.

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