The Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (CGR), School of Medicine, U.C.C. is led by Prof David William Molloy, Geriatrician and Chair in Clinical Gerontology, and is based in St Finbarr’s Hospital. The Centre was established in September 2010 is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies with a specific remit to establish interdisciplinary teaching and learning in Gerontology, Rehabilitation and End of Life Care in UCC and to raise the standard of care of the elderly in the South of Ireland. Prof Molloy received his medical degree from University College Cork in 1977 and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland (RCPI) in 1980. He then moved to Canada where he was appointed Professor of Medicine at McMaster University (1988) and St. Peter’s McMaster Chair in Aging (2002) where he remained until 2010 when he returned to Ireland to take up his position as Chair of Clinical Gerontology. Vastly experienced in the area of cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Prof Molloy has a proven track record in successful grant applications, co-ordinating multi-centre studies and recruiting large numbers of patients for research. Since his arrival in U.C.C., the CGR has secured funding from a number of sources including the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF). Prof Molloy is a co-investigator in NILVAD and PERSSILAA (EU-FP7 funded trials). A recognised expert on capacity he has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and several books. To promote the autonomy of the elderly, he wrote the advance health care directive, “Let Me Decide”. It has had 25 editions and is published in several languages and has recently been published in Ireland for the first time.