About Us

For more than 50 years, the Institute for Aging Research has initiated hundreds of studies that challenge health-related assumptions commonly associated with aging. Our findings have a direct and positive impact on the standard of care and quality of life for seniors around the world.

We are a research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and our highly regarded  researchers collaborate with other renowned health care institutions around the world. As a part of Hebrew SeniorLife, our goal is to further our shared mission to redefine the aging experience.

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Focus On: Foot Disorders

Balance and Falls Research
50 Years of Innovation

Research Training

We are focused on building a pipeline of future researchers in the field of aging. Learn more about specific training opportunities within our research centers.

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Latest News


May 13, 2015

Call for applications: 2015 Delirium Boot Camp, Pilot Research Grants, and Best Delirium Paper Awards

We invite you to apply for the Center of Excellence for Delirium in Aging: Research, Training, and Educational Enhancement’s (CEDARTREE) 3rd annual two-day intensive course in delirium research.  In this highly rated course, attendees will learn about important topics in delirium research and network with colleagues and experts in delirium and related fields. The sessions are interactive and tailored to the participants’ interests.

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Applied Research

Understanding Falling in Old Age

It's hard for a young, vigorous person to imagine that tripping on a rug or a slippery sidewalk could cause a life-threatening injury. But for some older people, it could mean exactly that. Understanding the causes of falls among the elderly and finding ways to prevent them is a major subject of research at the Institute for Aging Research.

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