Aging

Jenna Bartley, a UConn researcher on aging and health, stands in a hallway at UConn Health, wearing a white lab coat.

Science in Seconds: Healthy Aging

Getting a broad picture of how aging affects the whole body, and how older adults can be healthier for longer

To Better Protect Older Adults from the Flu, UConn, JAX, and Mount Sinai Team Up

The NIH is funding a longitudinal clinical trial study of next generation flu vaccines in older adults to test vaccine responsiveness. The study is a collaboration of UConn School of Medicine, The Jackson Laboratory, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

STEP-HI Study Providing Physical and Mental Strength to Older Women

An unexpected slope of a newly installed sidewalk on a cold February day and Maryann Pelz, 88 of Plymouth found herself on the ground in extreme pain and unable to move. Her screams for help alerted her son’s dog that something was wrong.

Awards and Honors

Read about the latest accolades received by our faculty and trainees.

Grateful to be My Mother’s Caregiver

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia takes on special meaning during the month of November. November is not only National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, but National Family Caregivers Month.  

UConn Health School of Medicine researchers Ming Xu, Binsheng Wang, and Lichao Wang.

UConn Researchers: Deleting Dysfunctional Cells Alleviates Diabetes

A discovery that could lead to game-changing treatments for metabolic diseases

UConn Health Minute: Fall Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults and the loss of their mobility can be devastating. The UConn Center on Aging offers programs aimed at not only rehabbing after a fall but preventing them from happening in the first place.

Governor, Lawmakers Visit UConn Health to Celebrate University’s Record-Breaking Research Funding

University-wide, researchers received more than $375M in external funding in the last fiscal year

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Podcast: Enhancing Independence in Older Adults

The UConn Center on Aging is now part of an elite network of U.S. institutions working to advance the field of precision gerontology. Drs. George Kuchel and Richard Fortinsky explain how this relatively new discipline seeks to help older adults maintain their independence.

Dr. Henderson speaking with trainees in clinical setting

UConn Health Awards Roundup October 2021

UConn School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine recipients continue to shine and are being recognized for their efforts!