Institute on Aging

Seeking to understand aging through research, health care and education so that we can all live healthier lives.

  • Approximately $79 million in funding from the NIH in the last three years.

  • Produces $8.69 in extramural funding for every $1 invested in research.

  • Spearheaded the opening of the NIH-funded Jacksonville Aging Studies Center to serve as a hub for behavioral, nutritional and pharmacologic clinical trials targeting older adults of racial minority and low socioeconomic status.

  • Completed planning for its portion of a $170 million Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans study to discover underlying mechanisms of exercise that produce physical benefits.

  • Nearing completion of a $5.3 million study to determine if reducing inflammation could help avert loss of mobility in older adults.

  • Participation in training programs to develop promising investigators, including those of underrepresented backgrounds, involving the institute’s Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and the Resource Center for Minority Aging Research.