One of the primary goals of the Institute on Aging is to stimulate innovative, collaborative research. At the University of Virginia, an estimated 300 faculty members are investigating some aspect of the aging process. The Institute seeks to help individuals cross disciplinary boundaries to study major topics such as elder abuse, cognitive aging, memory loss, neurodegenerative disease, exercise, and assistive technology.
Current Research at U.Va.
Institute on Aging Research Support
- Community-Based Research Grant Program
In partnership with the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, funds are available for studies that involve community partners in the research process.
- Pilot Research Program
Funds are provided to faculty members to conduct preliminary studies to demonstrate the feasibility of new ideas and approaches.
- Interdisciplinary Working Groups
Funds are available to support faculty who wish to explore the possibility for forming collaborative teams.
Dr. Timothy Salthouse, Cognitive Aging Researcher
Timothy Salthouse, the Brown-Forman Professor of Psychology, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the way aging affects memory and other mental processes.
Most recently he received a $2.7 million Merit Award from the National Institute on Aging for a ten-year study to measure how cognitive abilities vary from day to day and year to year.