Enhanced Field Internships
Geriatric Grand Rounds
Integrative Rotating Field Seminars
Special High Impact Projects

JoyAge Research Project

Dr. Zvi Gellis serves as the international research and training consultant to JoyAge, a research project on geriatric depression and mental health sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Foundation and the University of Hong Kong. In spring 2017, Dr. Gellis traveled to Hong Kong to train 130 social services professionals in the assessment and evidence-based treatment of late life depression, including an introduction to problem solving therapy for depression.

Telehealth Cardiac Rehab Programs

In-home cardiac rehab programs – especially if they are tailored interventions delivered via telehealth technology – can significantly ease depression in older patients, a new meta-analysis shows.

Click here to read Telehealth cardiac rehab programs ease depression in elderly (Reuters Health)

“Standardized Patient Training” Penn School of Medicine Standardized Interprofessional Team Training

The Penn Geriatric Social Work Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a high-quality Standardized Patient (SP) clinical training at the Perelman School of Medicine, which is designed to test student learners at various stages in their clinical education.

The SP Program offers PAC fellows the opportunity to interact and test their skills with standardized patients and interprofessional teams with the following clinical experiences:

  • a controlled environment where they develop their unique approach to patient care with nonjudgmental feedback from a diverse group of simulated patients;
  • reliable, valid clinical scenarios using trained SPs and rigorous quality assurance to grade learners on their progress and/or prepare them for State licensing exams; and
  • training to portray a patient scenario for the instruction, practice, and assessment of the examining, diagnostic, and interpersonal skills of the students.

SP2 News

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Continue to Strive for Social Justice

Message to the SP2 Community, September 24, 2020: Dear Members of the SP2 Community, As countless more protests and outrage erupt, as...

Student Life

The Profound Loss of Social Justice Leaders

Message to the SP2 Community, September 22, 2020: Dear SP2 Community, As we continue to navigate this period of extraordinary challenges and...

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MSSP Partners with CHILD USA to Offer Social Science Fellowship Program

The Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) has partnered...

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Penn SP2, Penn Vet Develop Dual Degree Program

Interdisciplinary education is the bedrock of new academic programs forming at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn...

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