UConn’s Ming Xu Wins an Inaugural Hevolution/AFAR New Investigator Award in Aging Biology and Geroscience

Xu is one of 18 researchers globally to each receive a three-year grant of $375,000

An older man covers his face with his hands in a sign of severe depression.

Depressed, and Aging Fast

UConn Center on Aging researchers have found that older adults suffering from depression age faster than their peers

Kindness – an Integral Part of the Patient Experience

“Kindness to me is showing compassion, being pleasant, and devoting time to listening,” says Crystal Trabal, UConn Center on Aging. “These qualities have shown to add value to my patients, family members, and coworkers.”

Guest speaker addressing medical school class

Laughing His Way to Longevity: UConn Health Patient Offers Insights

World War II veteran, 98, shares secrets to ‘successful aging’ with UConn class of future physicians

Depressed senior man sitting on the hospital bed alone at night, he feels lonely and abandoned.

Mitochondria Linked to Major Depression in Older Adults

'One problem feeds into another, and make what began as a small issue into a much larger one'

Mapping Center cells

UConn Center on Aging to Transform our Understanding of Cellular Senescence in Human Aging with NIH-Funded Tissue Mapping Center Discoveries

The journal Nature Aging has highlighted the new NIH-funded SenNet Consortium that includes an NIH Common Fund U54 Tissue Mapping Center at UConn Health/JAX to better understand senescent cells which underlie aging and chronic disease development.

Dr. Binsheng Wang of the UConn Center on Aging

UConn Center on Aging Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded by the American Federation for Aging Research

Dr. Binsheng Wang is just one of nine postdoctoral fellows to be selected nationally for this prestigious grant award.

Pepper Center Study to Help Seniors Avoid Financial Fraud and Prolong their Autonomy and Independence

Dr. Kevin Manning is accepting participants for a study to better understand financial decision making in older adults in order to help seniors avoid fraud. The ultimate goal is to be able to prolong older adults’ autonomy and independence.

Medical Students Leading Caregivers through Alzheimer’s Disease with a new Caregiver Support Group

During Alzheimer's Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver month we learn about a new support group at UConn Center on Aging for caregivers of Alzheimer's and related dementia lead by our medical students.

Aging, Frailty, and our Microbiomes: UConn Health/JAX Study Findings in Nature Aging

Study shows our microbiomes—the trillions of microbes that live on and within us—play central roles in our health and susceptibility to different diseases. And as we age, our microbiomes change too, with important health implications over time.