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Applications are now open for our summer 2017 internships for Columbia juniors and seniors.

See guidelines here and apply today. Application deadline is January 31, 2017.


Columbia University Faculty Members:  Our 2017 Call for Applicants is now open!  The deadline to submit is January 31, 2017.

For details on how to apply, please visit this page and see our guidelines here.


News Release: December 5, 2016

Age of World’s Worshipers Could Shape Global Issues

Columbia Aging Center Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein was recognized on October 26th as one of Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencers in Aging.  Next Avenue is the leading digital publication dedicated to covering the effects of demographic change on older Americans, from issues like health to those about finances, work and retirement. The list recognized 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts at the forefront of changing how we age and think about aging.

The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting takes place in New Orleans from November 16-20, 2016. The following sessions feature Columbia Aging Center researchers.  Come meet us and hear our faculty and researchers present their latest findings.  To register for the meetings, see the GSA website.

The Columbia Aging Center and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute invite you to join us on November 18th at 12 pm for this talk by Professor DU Peng entitled “Population Aging and Elderly Care in China and East Asia.”  The talk will be held in ARB Room 440, 722 W. 168th Street.

Your RSVP is requested:


Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Vegard Skirbekk, Professor of Population and Family Health, Columbia Aging Center Faculty Member, presents "Differences in Aging Across Cultures -- A Global Perspective"
Morningside Location: Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

On Monday, December 5, 2016, visiting scientist Thorsten Hoppe will give a talk in a joint seminar with the Department of Genetics & Development. This seminar is part of our "BIOLOGIES" OF AGING? Series, launched early in 2016.  If you wish to attend, RSVPs are requested:


The article "Employee Benefits: Retirement Gets a New Look" by Sarah Baldwin in Columbia Public Health (issued October 2016) features Columbia Aging Center faculty members discussing research and requisite policy on our work lives.  To read the article, click here.