The Future of Aging Research

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Life expectancy beyond age 80 is becoming commonplace in countries all around the world, and the 65-and-over population will more than double to 1.6 billion by 2050. Our challenge will be to ensure that people are living not only longer lives, but rich lives filled with purpose and good health that benefit all generations and society at large. The Future of Aging Research University Seminar is supported by faculty from across multiple departments at Columbia as well as several external members; it provides the opportunity for intellectual discourse about the implications of aging societies, the modifiability of aging processes, and evidence that supports successful aging for individuals and societies. By looking at topics like the modifiability of cognitive aging, or how stress or disparities affect late life outcomes, The Future of Aging Research University Seminar aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations and contribute to the field by hosting programs that catalyze, promote, and advance aging science and improve policies to benefit longer lives. The Future of Aging Research is chaired by Columbia faculty members Jennifer Manly, Martin Picard and Kavita Sivaramakrishnan and initiated by the university-wide Columbia Aging Center.

Professor Jennifer Manly

Professor Martin Picard

Professor Kavita Sivaramakrishnan

Ann Goddard



6:00 PM