Public Service & Outreach

The Institute offers to the public the latest research and information on aging-related issues, through the following programs. 

Aging 101

This popular community lecture series features UVA faculty members who describe their research and its implications in key topics related to aging.  Topics have included driving and aging, exercise and healthy aging.

Distinguished Speaker Series

At least once a year, the Institute sponsors a lecture by a leading researcher to provide state-of-the information to the university and regional community.  Past speakers have included Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize winner for his discovery of the molecular basis of memory, and  Dr. Robert Butler,  Founding Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. 

Symposia and workshops

The Institute sponsors meetings that bring nationally renowned experts to U.Va. to share the latest research on a topic related to aging.  A major symposia on Healthy Aging brought together medical practitioners and researchers who are examing cardio-respiratory fitness in aging; effects of diet and exercise on sarcopenia; and exercise and quality of life.  Another symposia focused on clinical research concerning driving safety and assessment.

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