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Promoting Vitality in Aging through discovery, collaboration and innovation. 

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The University of Rochester Aging Institute

UR Aging Institute: Vital Living, Care & Discovery

The University of Rochester Aging Institute (URAI) is a University-wide initiative that integrates existing aging-related strengths and expertise, spanning a myriad of departments, schools and research centers across campuses, including research, patient care, education and community outreach. We aim to empower patients to achieve healthful longevity by promoting vitality, health, independence, and engagement of all adults as they age through collaboration, discovery and innovation.

The URAI provides a framework for collaboration related to three pillars of strength across the entire University and Greater Rochester region:

  • Vital Discovery: Research
  • Vital Care: Age-Friendly Health Services
  • Vital Living: Community Collaboration

What Does It Mean to Age with Vitality?

The Medical Center’s strategic plan states, “We will empower patients with the knowledge to defy their genetic limits and achieve healthful longevity”—this is exactly what it means. The Aging Institute is committed to promoting health, independence, and engagement, enabling all of us to live our best lives.

The University of Rochester Aging Institute extends our institution’s legacy of helping humanity "not only to add years to our life, but to add life to our years."

Latest News

From the Press Room

In the URAI

January 3, 2022
Brooke Donaher, OD Increases Access to Eye Care at Senior Living Communities

December 23, 2021
Michael Hasselberg Named Top 50 Leader in Digital Health

December 12, 2021
Vera Gorbunova, Ph.D. Kicks off Dean's Lecture Series

December 6, 2021
Division of Geriatrics and Geriatric Psychiatry & Memory Care Host Older Adult Community Engagement Event

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Upcoming Events

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Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

January 26 @ 8:00 AM

Leveraging Technology to Enhance the Assessment & Management of Frailty in Older Adults Speaker: Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Aging Research Program, Univ...

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Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

February 02 @ 8:00 AM

Health and Wellness Considerations for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Primer Speakers: Holly Brown, DNP, RN, Associate Professor, St. John Fisher College Jasmina S...

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Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

February 16 @ 8:00 AM

Predictive Analytics to Prevent Falls after ED Visits Brian Pattersan, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin The talk will cover the development of an automated screening and referral...



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