A chancellor for our times

A chancellor for our times

Spring 2010

continuing ed

Collaboration continues in geriatric education

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In 1995, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions contracted with Palmer College to assess the status of geriatrics training in chiropractic colleges. As HRSA collaboration continued, Palmer entered into a partnership with the University of Iowa in 1996 when the Iowa City school asked Palmer to become an official site of the Iowa Geriatric Education Center (GEC).

According to Davenport Campus Director of Diagnosis and Radiology Lisa Z. Killinger, D.C., Davenport ’83, who has been at the forefront of geriatrics education/research, “GEC activity has continued to grow at Palmer. In 2008, Palmer introduced a student clinical rotation focusing on comprehensive geriatric assessment, providing students an interdisciplinary experience and training alongside geriatricians, social workers and pharmacists.”

Additional funding from GEC aided Dr. Killinger in the development of an online continuing education module for field doctors. Palmer CE now offers an intensive four-hour course focused on Healthy Aging/Geriatrics.

“Dr. Killinger’s work has been tireless and remarkable,” stated Senior Director of Continuing Education Laurie Mueller, D.C., Davenport ’97. “The Continuing Education Department has been honored to be able to aid in this effort of collaboration and bringing this important information to doctors in the field.”

You can register for Healthy Aging online, among more than 20 online course offerings, at www.palmeronline.com.

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