Office for Aging Research and Health Services
The Office for Aging Research and Health Services (OARHS) supports URMC’s contributions as a leader regionally, nationally, and internationally in the development and delivery of innovative approaches to care for our rapidly growing population of older adults.
OARHS brings together the leading innovators in the field of geriatrics and gerontology in the Rochester area and nationally.
It serves as a resource to investigators developing their programs of research in geriatrics, to program leaders and providers in developing innovative clinical solutions for the care of older adults, and to educators preparing a workforce to help address the needs of the older adults population in our community, region, and nationwide.
Project ECHO®GEMH is coming soon!
Rochester Aging Research (RoAR) Center Opens
Community-Wide Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds at MCH
Article of the Month
Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults
Mapstone et al, Nat Med 2014
Dr. Mapstone and his colleagues are trying to develop novel and inexpensive ways to detect Alzheimer’s disease for early treatment and testing new interventions. In this study they describe the discovery and validation of a set of lipids found in blood that may represent some of the early biological changes in Alzheimer’s disease. This finding, if found in other studies may herald a new paradigm for detecting the disease much earlier than is currently possible. A blood test could be developed which would be easy to administer and inexpensive and may allow for earlier treatments when they may do the most good.