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The Miriam Jay Wurts Andrus Center for Community Geriatrics
Miriam Jay Wurts Andrus was an extraordinary individual who expressed a deep understanding of the need for the delivery of community based comprehensive and coordinated health care for older adults. She recognized that in-home physicians’ care and care from other health professionals is vital to the health, well-being, comfort and sense of hope for home bound seniors. Mrs. Andrus, herself, appreciated such care and wanted to make it more broadly available to others through advocacy, teaching and research. Accordingly, she left a generous gift in her estate to create The Miriam Jay Wurts Andrus Center for Community Geriatrics in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins.
Dedicated in 2001, the Center provides support for nurturing and sustaining education and research for clinicians and scholars in the Division of Geriatric Medicine to focus on community-based care especially that is delivered in the community. The Center greatly advances the Division’s tripartite mission in Community Health:
- Model the highest quality clinical care for seniors and develop and advocate for new programs for the most vulnerable
- Provide high quality and innovative teaching for medical, nursing and other health professional students
- Conduct research to improve the health of older adults and society by creating, translating, and disseminating new knowledge in geriatric medicine
The Daniel and Jeannette Hendin Schapiro Geriatric Medical Education Center
Generous and visionary support from an anonymous donor led to the establishment of the Daniel and Jeannette Hendin Schapiro Geriatric Medical Education Center in 2012. The Schapiro Center is a unique collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bayview’s Division of General Internal Medicine with a goal of expanding training in the care of older adults through the development of practical educational programs that prepare physicians, trainees and allied health professionals.
Danelle Cayea, M.D., M.S., the Center’s director states, "It is our plan that programs developed by the Schapiro Center will serve as templates that can be translated into clinical education and practice at programs throughout the United States."