The Emory Center for Health in Aging

The Emory Center for Health in Aging aims to identify, attract, and catalyze Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory-wide creative resources to promote the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health of older adults and to address the challenges that threaten their health and well-being.

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Emory Center for Health in Aging

Grip Strength and Aging

Fox Atlanta has featured Dr. Joe Nocera, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory School of Medicine and research scientist at the Atlanta VA, for a segment on the importance of hand strength and exercise to healthy aging.

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News and Events

2023 CHA pilot grants

The Center for Health in Aging is thrilled to offer three 1-year pilot grants to support research that advances the health and wellbeing of older adults. Congratulations to the 2023 awardees!

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2023 NIA National Research Summit

The 2023 Dementia Care and Caregiving Research Summit will build on the previous Summits to review research progress, highlight innovation, and identify unmet research needs with input from the research community, persons living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners, and other stakeholders. The summit will be held virtually on March 20-22, 2023.

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From March 23-24, the Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will host the Social, Environmental, and Biological Determinants of Dementia Disparities Conference at the Miller Ward Alumni House and virtually. Visit to register today!

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Join us on March 28, 2023 at 4pm for "The ECOLECTIVOS Trial: Using Implementation Science in Complex Settings to Promote Community-Level Behavior Change," presented by Dr. Lisa Thompson. Register here: today! Zoom link to follow.

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Join us for the 13th Annual Bettye Rose Connell Memorial Lecture Series, "The Role of Technology in Supporting Family Caregivers" on April 18, 2023 at the Miller-Ward Alumni House, featuring Dr. Sara J. Czaja. Scan the QR code to register today!

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Pilot Submissions FY 2023

We are seeking applications that fit the overall mission of the Emory Center for Health in Aging, can be completed in 1 year, and require no more than $45,000 in direct costs. Pilots can include basic science, translational studies, and health services research. Cross-disciplinary proposals with investigators from more than one School or Department/Division are encouraged.

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2022 CHA Pilot Grants

Following our relaunch, the Center for Health in Aging offered three 1-year pilot grants for projects that align with the Center’s mission and areas of focus. Congratulations to the recipients!

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2022 CHA Pilot Grants

Emory Roybal Pilot funding opportunity

The Emory Roybal Center for Dementia Caregiving Mastery is specifically focused on the development of interventions to improve and support dementia caregiving mastery. Pilot awards in amounts of $75,000-115,000 for 12-months (total direct and indirect) will be available during FY22.

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Emory Roybal Pilot funding opportunity