The Center is funded by the Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence, an unrestricted fund that supports the operation and activities of the Center.  Csomay Center funding supports two year-long research awards, one for faculty and another for graduate students.  The College of Nursing oversees the Barbara and Richard Csomay Scholarships in Gerontology that support undergraduate, PhD, and DNP students.

Center activities are further advanced by benefactors who generously support our goals of advancing high quality care and treatment of older adults. We gratefully thank and acknowledge the:

  • Woodrow W. Morris Gerontology Research Fund that supports pilot research studies.
  • Woodrow W. and Inabelle H. Morris Visiting Professor Fund that supports a visiting professor program in the College of Nursing, as well as travel support for faculty to conferences or meeting focused on gerontology.
  • Jo Hoyt Freeman Dementia Education and Outreach Fund that supports development of dementia training and education that targets practice change in long-term care settings.
  • Marilynn H. Bowers Dementia Education and Research Fund currently supports the development of the new section for caregivers on GeriatricPain.org and efforts to disseminate best practices related to pain management.