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LIGEC IS PART OF A NATIONAL NETWORK of geriatric education centers funded by the Bureau of Health Professions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. It is also a member of the Coalition of New York Geriatric Education Centers.


  • Suzanne D. Fields, MD, Director
  • Peter D. Kuemmel, MS, RPAC, Associate Director

Stony Brook Faculty Coordinators

  • Beverly P. Horowitz, PhD, OTR/L, School of Health Technology and Management
  • Arnold S. Jaffe, PhD, Education Consultant
  • Kathleen Shurpin, PhD, RN, School of Nursing
  • Lisa Strano-Paul, MD, School of Medicine
  • Mary Truhlar, DDS, School of Dental Medicine
  • Thomas Cassidy, MA School of Social Welfare

Consortium Partners

  • Stony Brook University
  • Eastern LI Hospital/Town of Southold
  • Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Long Island State Veterans Home
  • Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
  • Winthrop-University Hospital

Contact Information

Geriatric Education Office
Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center
Level 2, Room 155
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8228

Last updated by Webmaster on April 22, 2013

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