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STRATFORD - Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine has received a three-year, $2.55 million dollar grant from the Health Resources Services Administ

The annual US News & World Report ranking of America’s top medical schools once again includes RowanSOM as one of America's top schools for geriatric medical education.
Each December, as the holiday season winds down, many people resolve to “get healthy” in the New Year. Their commitment – to lose weight, exercise more and be healthy – often starts strong, but falters in the cold, dark days of January.
A longtime leader in the field of geriatrics, RowanSOM has become just the 13th medical school in the United States - and the first in New Jersey - to establish a distinct department of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
With the help of a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging and a unique data panel of close to 6,000 older people in New Jersey, Rachel Pruchno, PhD, of RowanSOM, has begun a study that will examine how disasters affect functional limitations of older people, measure the health care expenses associated with those limitations, and develop strategies that increase the likelihood that older people will flourish despite the stress of natural disasters.