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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.



   1.  News

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Feng (Vankee) Lin, PhD, RN Honored as  Brilliant New Investigator 

Assistant Professor of Nursing Feng (Vankee) Lin, PhD, RN will be presented with the Brilliant New Investigator Award from the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) at the organization's 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, September 15 to 17, in Washington, DC. (read more)

The Four 'D's of Suicide Risk in Older Adults

The Washington Post, April 23  (click on link to view)
      Yeates Conwell, professor of psychiatry and co-director of the Center for     Study and Prevention of Suicide, talks about four factors that contribute to suicide risk in older adults.

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  • With a Grant from the Hartford Foundation, Highland Hospital Physician, Daniel Ari Mendelson, MD, Helps Lead Nationwide Planning to Improve Care for Older Adults Hospitalized with Hip Fractures   (click here to read article)


   2.  Funding Opportunities

  • The Alzheimer's Association has partnered with the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation to offer the Robert Katzman, MD, Clinical Research Training Fellowship to support clinical research training in Alzheimer's and related dementias.  

 Robert Katzman Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research - Apply Now 

    3.  Other Opportunities