URMC / University of Rochester Aging Institute / Research / Flagship Programs Flagship Programs Rochester Aging Research Center (RoAR) The RoAR Center provides support for basic and translational collaborative aging research investigating the mechanisms that promote longevity and health span, often viewed as ‘the ultimate preventive medicine’. The Healthy Aging Research Program (HARP) HARP is a multidisciplinary clinical and behavioral research collaborative to promote healthy aging. HARP partners with the Rochester Roybal Center for Social Ties & Aging Research, the Helping Older People Engage (HOPE Lab), and the Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging, as well as community organizations serving older adults. Wilmot Cancer Institute Aging and Cancer Research Through collaboration with Wilmot Cancer Institute, our research focuses on both the basics of cancer and aging and the optimal delivery of care to older patients with cancer. Alzheimer’s Disease Research (AD-CARE) AD-CARE is an internationally recognized cutting edge clinical research program targeting the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Public Health Sciences Aging Research The Aging Group under PHS are engaged in studying the impact of organizational factors and health care policies on outcomes of nursing home residents, long-term services and supports (LTSS) recipients, and Veterans using the CMS, AHRQ, VA and additional data sources.