Geriatric Leadership Scholar Program - 2016-2017 Geriatric Leadership Scholars

The Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) provides the opportunity for three faculty members each year to be selected from colleges and universities across Missouri to participate in the Geriatric Leadership Scholars Program. This GWEP initiative is aimed at developing competent gerontology faculty who have the skills to teach and assess students and is key to improving future care for older adults. To develop healthcare faculty with expertise in geriatrics and gerontology, the Geriatric Leadership Scholars Program provides support for three health care faculty to enhance their geriatric knowledge and skills. Scholars participate in and lead GWEP education events. Each of the Scholars are paired with a Gateway GEC Faculty Mentor who works with the Scholar throughout the year to address teaching, research, and program development issues.

2016-2017 Geriatric Leadership Scholars:

Jamie Koerner, PharmD, BCPS Jamie Koerner, PharmD, BCPS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy at University of Missouri. Dr. Koerner received pharmacy training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mayo Clinical-Ambulatory Care Clinics, and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She will focus on expanding geriatric education in interprofessional settings.
Angela Sanford, M.D. Angela Sanford, M.D. has served since 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University. Her activities during the Scholar experience will focus on the application of the Rapid Geriatric Assessment, particularly within older adults with a hip fracture.
Devita Stallings, Ph.D., MSN, RN Devita Stallings, Ph.D., MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, joined the faculty of the Saint Louis University School of Nursing in 2013. She completed doctoral training in nursing at Saint Louis University. She will utilize her expertise in cardiovascular health disparities and public health nursing to engage students and improve cardiovascular disease self-management among the older African American community.
2016 Geriatric Leadership Scholars:
Olaide Sangoseni, PT, DPT, MSc, PhD

Olaide Sangoseni, PT, DPT, MSc, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Maryville University in St. Louis. Dr. Sangoseni has research and clinical activities in the areas of evidence-based physical therapy practice, health disparities and active aging issues, health promotion and wellness, physical therapy practice advocacy, and manual therapy approaches to management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Stretching Exercises for Impaired Mobility in Older Adults

Cara Wallace, PhD, MSW

Cara Wallace, PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor in the Saint Louis University School of Social Wprk. Dr. Wallace’s research, teaching, and clinical work focuses on hospice and end-of-life care, family communication, barriers to care, and healthcare decision-making.

Family and Advanced Care Planning in End-of-Life Decision Making

James “Max” Zubatsky, PhD, LMFT

James “Max” Zubatsky, PhD, LMFT is an Assistant Professor in the Saint Louis University Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Medical Family Therapy Program. Dr. Zubatsky’s research and clinical interests include family caregiving, geriatrics, community health issues and disparities, collaboration in primary care, couples therapy, chronic illness in families, and hoarding disorders

James “Max” Zubatsky, PhD, LMFT