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.
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 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
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.