It is one of our core missions to advance knowledge in the field of geriatric medicine, through innovative research initiatives and comprehensive training. Our research programs are designed to complement the multidisciplinary approaches to clinical care and education characteristic of geriatrics.
Division faculty, together with the U-M Geriatrics Center, Institute of Gerontology, and VA Ann Arbor GRECC, focus on a diverse range of research interests, from the social and economic to the molecular and biological aspects of aging. For more information regarding the specific research projects and areas of interest of Division faculty, see their individual pages.
The Division, in collaboration with the Geriatrics Center, serves as home to a number of research center grants focused on aging and the problems of older adults:
- Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
- Nathan Shock Center
- John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence
- Mobility Research Center
We are involved with several research training programs, including a Research Training in Biogerontology Program that allows opportunities to pursue predoctoral and postdoctoral research projects, a VA Special Fellowship Program that trains physicians for an academic career, and an MSTAR Program to train medical students in age-related research.