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About the CNYGECs

What is the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers?

The CNYGEC is affiliated with the national network of Geriatric Education Centers. We are located at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, GRECC.  Our partners include:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine (administrative hub)

New York University’s College of Nursing

Columbia University’s Stroud Center for Quality of Life in Health and Aging

Research Division - The Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Research Institute on Aging - The New Jewish Home


Our Mission

The CNYGEC offers specialized training in geriatrics and geriatric mental health is essential to meet the health care and educational demands of the growing population of elders.  It is also important that the current and future workforce understand the diversity of the older population (e.g., ethnicity, race, geography, income, language ability) and be prepared to work on interprofessional teams in a range of clinical settings (e.g., nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals).

The Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers pursues the objectives set forth by HRSA through a multi- faceted, competency-based clinically oriented training initiative, drawing on the alliances of our CNYGEC partners, geared to interprofessional training of health professionals, students,and faculty throughout New York State.  We train health care professionals in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of acute, chronic and life threatening  diseases, disabilities and other health problems of older New Yorkers.

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