Research

The members of the university-wide Faculty of Gerontology welcome inquiries and collaboration on their research on aging.

Research areas include functional assessment, caregiving, long term care and end of life care, as well as genetics, normal to pathological memory changes, vision, nutrition, exercise science, pharmacy, adult education, social work, marketing and housing.

A keystone research project at the Institute of Gerontology is The Georgia Centenarian Study (1998 to 2007) of longevity and survival of the oldest old, led by the Institute Director, Leonard W. Poon. This project combines faculty expertise in aging at the Institute with researchers from nine different universities from across the nation. This research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and now by the National Institute on Aging. For more information, see the links on the left.

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