The UF Institute on Aging, hand in hand with the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research in the UF College of Medicine, works to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults through multidisciplinary basic, clinical and translational research, education and patient care. Research in the institute focuses on identifying cellular mechanisms and disease origins and developing prevention and rehabilitation strategies for cognitive and physical disabilities.
The institute has a robust education and career development program for undergraduate, graduate, professional and postgraduate trainees within an integrated model of patient care and research. Trainees take part in mentoring programs of the Pepper Center and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of the increasing aging population as well as the faculty, staff, and students working with us in our mission, please consider making a gift to the Institute on Aging. The work of these dedicated physicians, clinicians and scientists is greatly enhanced and sustained through private philanthropy.