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Geriatric Academic Career Awards - (GACA) - #93.250

The purpose of Geriatric Academic Career Award is to supports the career development of physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dentists, pharmacists, and allied health professionals as academic geriatricians by requiring them to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interdisciplinary teams of health professionals. The provision of such training shall constitute at least 75 percent of the obligations of such individual under the award. In addition, the individual must provide a documented commitment from the health professions institution where he or she has a full-time faculty appointment to spend 75 percent of his or her total time on teaching and developing skills in interdisciplinary education in geriatrics.

(Salaries) FY 09 $6,278,819; FY 10 $5,000,000; FY 11 $5,000,000

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