IU Center for Aging Research
The Indiana University Center for Aging Research was established in 1997 through collaboration between Indiana University, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Founded in the spirit of collaboration, we have remained true to this spirit through interdisciplinary research that engages the scientific, provider, patient, and lay communities.
IU-CAR tests innovative strategies to improve the healthcare and self-care of older adults.
Our investigators are MD and PhD Indiana University and Purdue University faculty researchers whose primary academic mission is with this Center.
Our Center offers expertise in
Our origins, financial support, and close ongoing relationship with the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. explain our national leadership role at the intersection of geriatric medicine and medical informatics. We have applied the rich information technology resources at Indiana University to explore new models of care for late life depression, dementia, delirium, and other common geriatric syndromes. Much of this work has focused on vulnerable elders cared for in the urban public health system in Indianapolis.
Researchers in IU-CAR enjoy national and international recognition for their expertise in clinical research on the aging brain, health promotion, and innovative models of collaborative care. Our impact now extends well beyond Indiana to those national and international programs that have begun implementing new models of care that were developed and tested locally.
The Center for Aging Research also takes special pride in our work to help build the nation’s capacity for aging research through a formal mentorship and faculty development program.
For more information about the IU Center for Aging Research, visit our webpages at http://medicine.iupui.edu/iucar/.