The Indiana University Center for Aging Research (IUCAR) develops, tests, and implements innovative strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and self-care for medically and socially vulnerable older adults. We seek to become the nation’s leading academic research center focusing on the health and well-being of older adults. We believe we can achieve this vision by embracing these values:
IUCAR was established in 1997 through collaboration between Indiana University, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Regenstrief Institute. Our origins, financial support, and close ongoing relationship with the Regenstrief Institute explains 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. Our team 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.