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Program Overview

In July 2004, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation’s trustees awarded four grants totaling $12 million over six years to train academic health centers’ faculty in geriatrics. Under the grants, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, New York’s Mount Sinai Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles have formed the Donald W. Reynolds Consortium for Faculty Development to Advance Geriatric Education (FD~AGE).

The Consortium offers:

  • fellowships to train clinician-educators in geriatrics and quality improvement project support to foster the growth of its own junior faculty members, with a goal of placing as many as possible as faculty in other institutions;
  • offers Mini-Fellowships and courses to strengthen the knowledge of geriatrics of faculty members who teach medical students and residents in other institutions throughout the United States; and
  • on-site consultations to other academic health centers aimed at strengthening their geriatrics training.

UCLA Reynolds Project Team

Program Director
David B. Reuben, MD

Planning Committee
Bruce Ferrell, MD
Ming Lee, PhD
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD
Zaldy Tan, MD
Nancy Weintraub, MD
Anne C. Hu, MPH

Program Manager
Christy Ann Lau, MSSW

Program Assistant
Debi Ballantine


To date, the UCLA Reynolds Program has…

  • Trained over 220 faculty-educators from 115 different academic health institutions through Mini-Fellowships.
  • Conducted 19 on-site consultations
  • Awarded eight $10,000 junior faculty quality improvement stipends
  • Sponsored four advanced geriatric fellows, including one in geriatric psychiatry
  • Awarded 60 tuition scholarships to the UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review and the Leadership and Management in Geriatrics Training Course

Program Activities

For more information, please contact:

Christy Ann Lau, MSSW
Reynolds Program Manager
Phone: (310) 312-0531
E-mail: ChristyLau@mednet.ucla.edu