News and Events

Join us on June 5th at 6pm in Knox Hall, Room 509 at 606 West 122nd Street for our director's public lecture "More Years, More Life: Opportunities and Challenges of Demographic Change."  This talk is co-presented with the 2017 Summer Institute Program of INCITE, "Oral History and Aging: Transmitting Life Stories of Being and Becoming across Cultures and Generations."

 

Health of an Aging Society MPH student, Stefanie Busgang '17, was the recipient of the 2017 Anna C. Gelman Award for Excellence in Epidemiology.  The Columbia Aging Center is proud to congratulate Stefanie on this great achievement.

Columbia Aging Center faculty member, Vegard Skirbekk, will present in this co-presented webinar which takes place from Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19.  A description is below; for a list of panelists, and to sign up to join the discussion, go to https://www.populationenvironmentresearch.org/cyberseminars.

 

Join Columbia Aging Center Director Ursula Staudinger and Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein on Thursday, June 1, at 11 a.m. for this briefing organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information.  Cynthia Stuen, UN Representative of the International Federation on Ageing, is the moderator; and the Columbia Aging Center is delighted to be a co-sponsor of the event.  For more information, please see the flyer below.

Age Boom Academy 2017 

Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism host the 2017 Age Boom Academy: Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement from June 8 to 10, 2017.

PRESS RELEASE - NEWS FROM THE COLUMBIA AGING CENTER

Global Aid for Health Leaves Older Adults Out in the Cold

“Don’t Lose Your Brain at Work – The Role of Recurrent Novelty at Work in Cognitive and Brain Aging,” relates new findings about how work can affect brain aging.  (February 6, 2017 issue of Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00117) Co-authors include Jan Oltmanns as well as Columbia Aging Center director Ursula Staudinger. 

MPH Student Taylar Peoples (MSPH Class of 2017) has spent the last two years working as a Research Assistant with faculty member David Weiss.  Her work and findings are featured in the latest issue of the Mailman School of Public Health "Student Voices" profile.

The Columbia Aging Center's digital narrative on what it looks like to grow old in New York City is featured this week in a slideshow in Next Avenue.  Directed, created and written by Senior Staff Association, Dorian Block, "Exceeeding Expectations" follows 20 people over 80 in their journey around New York City. The team spent thousands of hours and hundreds of days with our subjects to bring to light the stories of these New Yorkers.

The Columbia Aging Center's Faculty and Fellows seek research participants from time to time.  For more information about participating in the Columbia Aging Center's research, please contact us: ColumbiaAgingCenter@cumc.columbia.edu or (212) 342-4567.

A current opportunity is below. To participate please contact the email listed at the end of this post.

 

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