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420 Delaware St. SE
D351 Mayo Mem. Bldg
Mayo Mail Code 197
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-1185

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Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center

The Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) is part of the network of geriatric education centers located around the country. GECs are funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Housed in the School of Public Health, MAGEC is well positioned to create dynamic partnerships between faculty, researchers, elder care professionals, and other experts to provide better care for the aging population. The MAGEC faculty includes professors from several colleges, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of both gerontology and geriatrics.

Signature MAGEC events and learning opportunities include our annual Summer Institute and the Distinguished Lecture Series featuring presentations by national experts on issues relevant to older adults.  

MAGEC consortium members, located throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, design and deliver learning opportunities for a variety of audiences. The goals of the MAGEC consortium are to strengthen ties among the member organizations; to increase the visibility of each member organization and its activities; and to facilitate communication between educators, providers, and the general public around the state and western Wisconsin.

The MAGEC Consortium members are: 

MAGEC South - Minnesota State University Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
Donald J. Ebel, Gerontology Progam Director
Telephone: 507-389-5188
Minnesota Gerontological Society
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Elaine Carlson, Executive Director
Telephone: 952-829-5937 
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, Minnesota
Paul Osterbauer, Associate Professor College of Chiropractic
Telephone: 952-888-4777
Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester, Minnesota
Kathy Richie, Program Director, Allied Health Continuing Education
Telephone: 507-285-7425
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Associate Director, Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence
Telephone: 715-836-3589

MAGEC Faculty

Robert L. Kane, M.D.
Professor School of Public Health
Minnesota Chair in Long-term Care and Aging
Director, Center on Aging and MAGEC
Phone: (612) 624-1185

Pat Schommer, M.A.
Associate Director, Center on Aging and MAGEC
Phone: (612) 624-3904

Rosalie Kane, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Public Health
Phone: (612) 624-5171

Hee Yun Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Phone: (612) 624-3689

Teresa McCarthy, M.D.
Physician, University of Minnesota Physicians
Family Medicine
Phone: (612) 624-0663

Christine Mueller, Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Nursing
Long-term Care Professor in Nursing
Co-Director, Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
Phone: (612) 626-4922

Becky Olson-Kellogg, D.P.T.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, Medical School
Phone: (612) 624-6591

Edward Ratner, M.D.
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medical School
Phone: (612) 624-3189

Shellina R. Scheiner, Pharm.D., C.G.P.
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
Phone: (612) 626-4135
Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry
Phone: (612) 626-0158

Administrative Staff:

Marilyn Eells
Executive Assistant
Phone: (612) 624-1185

Michele Rockne
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Phone (612) 624-5672

Nancy Russell, M.L.S.
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Phone:(612) 625-8954

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