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