Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry emphasizes the biological and psychological aspects of normal aging, the psychiatric impact of acute and chronic physical illness, and the biological and psychosocial aspects of the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances of older age. Geriatric psychiatrists focus on prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly, and improvement of psychiatric care for healthy and ill elderly patients.

Charge: Council of Geriatric Psychiatry


  • Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry: This award was established in 1983 in memory of Jack Weinberg, M.D. to honor a psychiatrist who, over the course of his/her career, has demonstrated special leadership or who has done outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research into geriatric psychiatry.

    Deadline: August 15

    Eligibility and Application Requirements

    Past Jack Weinberg Award Recipients

  • Hartford-Jeste Award for Future Leaders in Geriatric Psychiatry: This award recognizes an early career geriatric psychiatrist who has made noteworthy contributions to the field of geriatric psychiatry through excellence in research, teaching, clinical practice, and community service, and has demonstrated the potential to develop into a future leader in the field.

    Deadline: August 15

    Eligibility and Application Requirements

    Past Hartford-Jeste Award Recipients

For more information contact:
Sejal Patel (Staff Liaison)
Tel: 703 -907-8579
Fax: 703-907-7852


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