The ADGAP Geriatrics Education Coordinating Center, known as the Reynolds Project, has been funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation since 2001. Under the direction of Dr. Rosanne Leipzig from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, the Reynolds Project serves as a coordinating center for the work being done by the Aging and Quality of Life grantees. In March 2013, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation renewed Phase IV of the ADGAP Geriatrics Education Coordinating Center grant for a final four years.

The goals of this final phase are to:

  1. Facilitate enduring interactions among the Reynolds Foundation grantees that build on the collaborations built over 12 years and continue sharing of curriculum materials, successes, and lessons learned while transitioning the vibrant and vitally important annual Reynolds grantee meetings into alternate forums for diffusion of geriatrics innovations and venues for creative consideration of critical and emerging themes;
  2. Provide a centralized website (POGOe) for disseminating Reynolds grantees’ curriculum materials, lessons learned, successes, and overall program impact to all faculty and organizations interested in enhancing physician training in the care of older adults that will be sustainable after the end of Reynolds Foundation funding.

About the Reynolds Foundation

In April of 2000, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation launched a major initiative under the Aging and Quality of Life Program that called on the nation’s academic health centers to strengthen the training of medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in geriatrics. A total of four cohorts of ten grants, each totaling up to $2 million over four years were awarded. As part of this major initiative, the Reynolds Foundation provided support to ADGAP through the Geriatrics Education Coordinating Center to facilitate Annual Grantee meetings, launch, maintain and enhance POGOe, a constantly expanding online clearinghouse that provides “one-stop-shopping” for geriatrics educators, and continue to develop online geriatric training assessments such as webGEMS.

In July of 2004, the Foundation’s trustees awarded an additional four grants totaling $12 million over six years to train academic health centers’ faculty in geriatrics. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Duke University, University of California at Los Angeles, and Johns Hopkins University have formed the Consortium for Faculty Development to Advance Geriatric Education (FD~AGE) Initiative and provide fellowships to train clinician educators who can continue the training of their own junior faculty members; offer one-week mini-fellowships and courses to strengthen the knowledge of geriatrics to faculty members who teach medical students and residents; and provide on-site consultation to other academic health centers.

In 2008, the Foundation added the University of Oklahoma and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to the Aging and Quality of Life portfolio. The University of Oklahoma was awarded a grant to establish a Reynolds Center for Geriatrics Nursing Excellence and the University of Arkansas was awarded a grant to replicate a home caregiver training program.

Please visit the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation website to read more about the Aging and Quality of Life Program.

Past and Current Grantees

Cohort I – 2001

To read each description of the grants approved in Cohort I, please click here.

  • Cornell University – New York, NY
  • Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
  • University of Hawaii – Honolulu, HI
  • University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Nebraska – Omaha, NE
  • University of Rochester – Rochester, NY
  • University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC
  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
  • Yale University – New Haven, CT

Cohort II – 2003

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  • Boston University – Boston, MA
  • Emory University – Atlanta, GA
  • Indiana University – Indianapolis, IN
  • State University of New York at Buffalo – Buffalo, NY
  • University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
  • University of Miami – Miami, FL
  • University of Missouri-Columbia – Columbia, MO
  • University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC

Cohort III – 2006

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  • Brown University – Providence, RI
  • Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL
  • Harvard University – Boston, MA
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  –  Lubbock, TX
  • University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
  • University of California, San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
  • University of Kansas – Kansas City, KS
  • University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN
  • Yeshiva University – Bronx, NY

Cohort IV – 2008

To read each description of the grants approved in Cohort IV, please click here.

  • Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston, SC
  • University of Alabama – Birmingham, AL
  • University of California, Irvine – Irvine, CA
  • University of Massachusetts – Worcester, MA
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Stratford, NJ
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center – Fort Worth, TX
  • University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Texas, Houston – Houston, TX
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, TX
  • Wake Forest University – Winton-Salem, NC

Faculty Development to Advance Geriatric Education (FD~AGE)- 2004

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine – New York, NY
  • Duke University – Durham, NC
  • University of California at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
  • Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

Next Steps in Physicians’ Training in Geriatrics – 2010

  • University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR


Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
Project Director
Vice Chair, Education

Thekla Manoloudis, MPA
Education Projects and Courses Manager

Karen Sauvigne, MA
Deputy Director, Education Division

Craig Usiak, BBA
Content Manager


Marianna Drootin, MPA
Director, ADGAP & GSI

Nancy Lundebjerg, MPA
Chief Executive Officer

Erin Obrusniak
Manager, ADGAP & GSI