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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Commonwealth University has received a $2.2 million federal grant for a project aimed at easing a shortage of health care professionals trained in geriatrics.

The university said Friday that the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the grant to VCU's Virginia Center on Aging to develop the Virginia Geriatric Education Center Consortium.

Initiatives to improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics include inter-professional faculty development, curriculum development, clinical training of students and continuing professional education.

Virginia Center on Aging director Edward Ansello says the goal is to improve the well being of older Virginians.

Online: Virginia Center on Aging: http://www.vcu.edu/vcoa/.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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