Bob McKinlay is a specialist in grant writing, program development, and administrative aspects of health professional education and adult learning, including educational gerontology, geriatrics, and podiatric medicine.
Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology at Eastern Michigan University and master of professional studies in eldercare administration at Lynn University. He holds a Specialist Certificate in Aging from the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan.
From 1978 to 1992 he served as administrator of gerontology and geriatrics programs at Henry Ford Community College, Duke University, Lynn University, Florida International University, and the University of Miami. Bob was responsible for grant writing activities to support these programs from the Administration on Aging, the Harcourt Sylvester Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), among others. At the University of Miami, as Assistant Director of the Miami Area Geriatric Education Center, he conducted grant writing that resulted in $2.5 million in funding for geriatric training at UM and writing the education section for the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center resulting in a $20 million grant award.
From 1992 to 2012, Bob served as the Director and then the Assistant Dean of program development at the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. Bob was responsible for writing grants and fundraising to support student scholarships, the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project, the Barry University Podiatric Primary Care Residency Program which generated over $3.5 million in grants from HHS, the Barry Physician Assistant Training Program that resulted in $2.5 million in HHS funding, the establishment of the Center for Community Health and Minority Medicine from $5.8 million in support from HHS, the Department of Energy, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, and a $1.9 million congressionally-directed grant from the Department of Defense to conduct a research study for examining the application of Nitric Oxide to eradicate bacteria in the wounds of soldiers in the field.
At Rollins College from 2012 to 2017, Bob authored grants that brought in over $1 million to fund the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning, CATCH Healthy Habits Program, Center for Health Innovation, Volunteers Organized in Community Engagement Project, and student scholarships. He also served as editor of the Holt Connections Magazine. Over the years. Bob has edited the Florida Gerontologist, the MAGEC Forum, The Southern Gerontologist, Education for Aging News, MedExpress Magazine, and written many press stories which have appeared in the Detroit News, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and the Dearborn Press.