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Geriatric Psychiatry Division

  • 1979- Division of Geriatric Psychiatry founded. The first in the state of Missouri. Department of Psychiatry
  • 1980- 10 bed inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit opened.
  • 1980- First teaching nursing home contract established.Multi-disciplinary nursing home consultation begun.Medical students, residents exposed to nursing home patients.
  • 1982- Clinical Trials Unit developed in Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 1983- Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship started with a training grant from the National Institute for Mental Health. (6th program in the nation to receive funding).
  • 1985- Alzheimer's Brain Bank inaugurated, the first and still only community brain bank in the state of Missouri. Established with a 3 year grant from the Alzheimer's Association.
  • 1990- Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship expands to 3 trainees per year.
  • 1990- First Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry course developed
  • 1992- Preceptorships on Alzheimer's disease ; late life depression, begun
  • 1993- Dedicated Geriatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liason service established
  • 1995 -Geriatric ECT service inaugurated
  • 2000- New 16 bed Geriatric Psychiatry inpatient unit opened