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The Department of Gerontology, founded in 1976, became a part of the School of Allied Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University in January 1985. The department is well-known for the quality and innovation of its programs and for the scholarship and applied expertise of its faculty. The Department of Gerontology offers a variety of degree programs based on an interdisciplinary approach using the bio-psycho-social model.

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  • Dr. Welleford Receives Statewide Appointment
    Dec 15, 2014

    Gerontology Department Chair and Associate Professor appointed to Governor Terry McAuliffe's Community Integration Advisory Commission.

  • Community Engagement Article Accepted
    Sep 10, 2014

    Tracey Gendron, Lynn Pelco, Jenn Pryor, Sonya Barsness, and Lynne Seward recently learned that the Journal of Higher Education, Outreach and Engagement has accepted their article entitled "A Telephone Support Program for Adult Day Center Caregivers: Early Indications of Impact."

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