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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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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CFAR HIV and Aging Research Consortium Pilot Grant Opportunity

The HIV & Aging Research Consortium (HARC) announces a new RFA for 2024 to promote multidisciplinary research in Georscience and HIV by bridging research excellence between CFAR, OAIC, NSC, and MBI and developing the next generation of HIV Geroscience Researchers. DEADLINE FOR CONCEPT PROPOSALS: January 12, 2024 Two to four pilot grants will be funded for up to $40,000 total costs per grant. For more information, contact Donna Porter or Lydia Drumright

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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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Madeleine Hackney's work featured in the New York Times

Madeleine Hackney's work with older adults was highlighted in the New York Times article "Ballet Is a Great Workout for an Aging Body: Classes for ‘Silver Swans’ can help you improve balance and Find Joy," in August 2023.

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Thank you to all who joined 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. Each spring, distinguished regional and national researchers are invited to Emory University and the Atlanta VA Medical Center to honor her legacy and promote continued scholarship in this field. Be sure to join us for next year's event in April 2024!

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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.

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Emory Roybal Pilot funding opportunity