Welcome to the USF
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program

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About GWEP

The University of South Florida, in partnership with Suncoast Community Health Centers (SCHC) and Senior Connection Center, has been awarded a three-year, $2.24-million federal grant to help prepare a health professions workforce to improve care for older adults. The USF Health Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, and the USF School of Aging Studies will be among the collaborators for the project.

USF Health was one of 44 organizations in 29 states receiving a portion of the more $35 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration through its Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. The grants support interprofessional geriatrics education and training to provide care responsive to community needs. Florida State University was the only other awardee in Florida.

GWEP Financial Support

To request GWEP financial support to attend a conference, purchasematerials, or sponsor a visiting speaker, complete the GWEP REQUEST FORM.The form can be completed online, saved and emailed to Janice Walker (jwalker@health.usf.edu) for review. Please include backup documentationsuch as CVs, agendas, order forms, etc.

Upcoming Events 


3/2/2018- Dementia, Delirium, and Depression

Speaker: Victor Molinari, Ph.D, ABPP
Time: 12:00-12:50PM
Location: MDC 1507

3/9/2018- Transitions into Family Caregiving: Clarifying the Impact Using Population-Based Studies

Speaker: David L. Roth, PhD
Director of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Director of the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins University
Time: 10:30AM
Location: USF College of Public Health Auditorium 1023B

3/23/2018- Hearing Loss

Speaker: Michelle Arnold, AuD, CCC-A
Time: 12:00-12:50PM
Location: Byrd Atrium (ALZ 101)

4/6/2018- Ocular Conditions of Older Adults

Speaker: Dr. William Monaco, OD, PhD, FAAO
Time: 12:00-12:50PM
Location: MDC 1507

5/11/18- Transitions of Care in Older Adults

Speaker: Brittany Hay, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
Time: 12:00-12:50PM
Location: MDC 1507

If you are unable to attend the presentation, but would like to listen to a live stream, please follow the link and telephone number provided.
Online: https://usfgwep.adobeconnect.com/gwep
Phone: 813/974-7700 passcode 137342