What is the GERAS Centre?
The GERAS Centre, based out of Hamilton Health Sciences’ St. Peter’s Hospital, has emerged as a leader in fracture, frailty and dementia research since its foundation in 2013. Its strategic goal is to advance health care for seniors through education and research, which is achieved through the linking of research, practice and education for improvements at the point-of-care, wherever that may be.
Why is the GERAS Centre important?
The GERAS centre recognizes the fundamental link between research, practice and education. Our team is dedicated to accelerating the uptake of evidence that leads to improvements at the point of care, ultimately improving quality of life for seniors and families.
Furthermore, the GERAS Centre is well positioned to build innovation through collaborative ventures with McMaster University, primary care, community support services sectors, other specialty services and academic health centres across Canada. The Centre will continue to implement new programs and infrastructure to advance knowledge translation, interprofessional education, leading edge technologies, and health promotion models that benefit seniors and their families.
What kind of research does the GERAS Centre do?
The GERAS Centre conducts research on the following themes:
1. Frailty, Falls & Fractures
2. Dementia & Delirium
3. End-of-Life Care
These themes are supported by our strategic directions:
1. Innovative research targeting improved quality of life
2. Advancing interprofessional education in the care of seniors
3. Developing educational and health promotion strategies for seniors and families.
Is the GERAS Centre affiliated with other organizations?
The GERAS Centre is affiliated with Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University.
Who works at the GERAS Centre?
The GERAS Centre enjoys a rich team environment including:
– Administrative and Oganizational Staff
– Postdoctoral Fellows
– Medical Students
– Medical Residents
– Masters Students
– Undergraduate Students
– Research Assistants
Visit our team page to learn more.
How do I apply for a job with the GERAS Centre?
All job postings are listed under the ‘Opportunities’ page under ‘About’. They will be posted as they become available.
If you wish to contact us directly, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can I contact for more information?
Phone: (905)-521-2100 x.12405
St Peter’s Hospital
88 Maplewood Avenue
Hamilton, ON, Canada