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Chairman

Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg
Director of the Division of Gerontology and Co-director of the Center for Research on Aging, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health; Professor of Medicine and Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine  

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Dr. Jay Magaziner,
Department Chair
 

Dr. Magaziner's research focuses on three interrelated areas of aging: the consequences of hip fracture, health and long-term care, and methods for studying older populations. The major focus of this work is to identify ways of enhancing functioning and improving the quality of life for older persons. His work on hip fracture recovery has earned him two consecutive MERIT Awards from the National Institute on Aging.

As co-director of the Center for Research on Aging, Dr. Magaziner works with faculty and fellows in the School of Medicine and across the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Baltimore County campuses to foster interdisciplinary research and research training in geriatrics and gerontology. Dr. Magaziner's plans for the department include ensuring that the already strong educational and research programs continue to thrive, and that departmental faculty and staff have the intellectual environment and resources needed to grow professionally and advance the school's efforts in clinical translational science.