GGEAR Partnership

Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program

The Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research (GGEAR) Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore ( directs a University System of Maryland Redeployment Grant that, in partnership with AHEC West, supports collaborative implementation of interprofessional geriatrics continuing education based on community identified issues and topics, and education and resources for care providers addressing health care needs of Western Maryland older adults.
Reba Cornman, MSW, Director of GGEAR, provides ongoing mentoring and support for Western Maryland initiatives and programs by meeting with Western Maryland community partners to identify health professional educational needs and facilitates statewide contact for speakers and other resources. 

Gerontology Programs at UMB --

  • The Gerontology Programs at the University of Maryland Baltimore web site provides geriatric web based educational materials including MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, DELIRIUM: A SUDDEN CHANGE IN MENTAL STATUS, Video Press geriatric education film productions, and valuable resources on clinical interventions.

    The web site is sponsored by the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program, University of Maryland Baltimore with funding from the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center Consortium, a Health Resources and Services Administration grant, the United States Department of Health and Human Services. For comments on the web site, please write Reba Cornman, MSW, Director of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program of the University of Maryland Baltimore,

    MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - online resources for LTC, Assisted Living, and Community elderly web-base modules and resource links.  and
    DELIRIUM MODULES:  Modules for: Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Health Care Students, and Family Caregivers on subject of Sudden Change in Mental Status/Delirium.  Full video online.
    VIDEOS can preview video clips
    UMB Geriatrics/Gerontology Calendar:  Calendar of Events and Educational Opportunities
    G.A.I.T: Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Training projects for USM health professions students.
    LINKS:  Hot links to Geriatric Assessment Tools AND Hot links to Aging Resources
    Print resources are free, including shipping. Preview on line; also links to clinical trials & other resources.
    Online resources:
American Geriatrics Society  Free membership for health professions students.
Oral Health resources:   National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

For more information, contact GGEAR Program Coordinator Terri Socha at 301-777-9150, x-107, or email her at