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New Grant for Ferkauf Eldercare Training Modules

Signage for the Ferkauf Graduate School of PsychologyTo build geriatric workforce capacity through training in integrated mental healthcare for older adults within the primary care medicine setting by developing and testing a series of online interdisciplinary training modules for medical residents and clinical psychology doctoral trainees, Dr. Richard Zweig, professor of psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and assistant professor of psychiatry at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and Dr. Kailey Roberts, assistant professor of psychology at Ferkauf and consultant faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, announced that they will be co-principal investigators on a one-year grant funded by the NYFE (New York Foundation for Eldercare) awarded to Yeshiva University.

These training modules will include a special focus on assessing and treating depression in the physically and cognitively frail elderly. The project represents a collaboration of interdisciplinary faculty from Ferkauf and Jacobi Medical Center.

Learn more about the Ferkauf Older Adult Program and Dr. Zweig’s research lab.