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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.




Conwell suicideSuicide Rate in Senior Citizens

The International Business Times, January 6

Yeates Conwell, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program at URMC, and his colleagues have identified risk factors associated with late-life suicide attempts. (read full article here)


dementia researcherResearchers Identify Brain Region as Target for Dementia Prevention

Feng (Vankee) Lin, assistant professor of nursing, and her team found that "supernormals"--those who maintain their memory capacities better than their peers--have more efficient connections between specific areas of the brain. Read more...

Medina-WalpoleAnnette Medina-Walpole, MD Chosen to Lead Division of Geriatrics and Aging

Esteemed geriatrics clinician, mentor and educator Annette (Annie) Medina-Walpole, MD has been named chief of the Division of Geriatrics & Aging at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  Read full article here.


older adult grant supportGrant Supports Local In-Home Visit Program for Older Adults with Behavioral Health Needs

Tobie Olsan, professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester, is principal investigator on a grant to help establish an innovative geriatric home visit program pairing local nurse practitioner students and medical students with social workers for in-home behavioral health screenings. Read full article here.

alzheimers association

Alzheimer's Association releases its Community Programs and Services Catalog. View online version here.


   Funding Opportunities

aging research

  • 2017 New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

     Applications are now being accepted for the American Federation for Aging Research's            2017 New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Please visit or contact us at for more information.
Deadline for Letters of Intent: March 6, 2017

  • Apply for a University Research Award

      Applications are open for the 2017-2018 University Research Awards. The request for
      proposal and application are available online. The deadline for submissions is March 20.
      Questions and completed application should be directed to Adele Coelho at

    Other Opportunities