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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island

Educational Programs

RIGEC develops and offers interdisciplinary continuing education-based workshops, academic courses, clinical training, lectures, and faculty development programs. Our programs are relevant for health care and human service professionals, administrators, health professions faculty and students interested in improving care and helping older adults maintain their functional status and quality of life. We emphasize an interdisciplinary team approach for practitioners and students who work or intend to work with older adults in a variety of settings.

For information about specific programs, click on any of the links below. For a schedule of upcoming continuing education programs, go to the Program Calendar.

Continuing Education/Professional Development

Academic Programs

Faculty Development

Malford Thewlis Lecture in Gerontology and Geriatrics


Workshop 5: Safe Transitions in a Changing Health Care System - 6/2/2014

Go to Program Calendar.


2014 Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics - 3/19/2014

Couldn't attend the Thewlis Lecture?
Watch it on your computer via Livestream!

(Audio kicks in at 13:53, during Dr. Clark's intro)