News and Events

An International Conference on Demography was held earlier this year in Opole, Poland, which is one of the so-called demographic regions of the European Union. With high emigration and low birth rates, Opole faces an uncertain future as several other areas in Poland. What impact does demographic change have on society and the labor force? And how can demographic change be tackled? These questions were of great interest to the guests present from business, politics and science.

Writing in her Wall Street Journal blog, the Washington Wire, journalist Jennifer Levitz explores the effect of the presidential candidates' ages within the primary process in her piece "Age-old issue gets diminished in Election 2016."  For example, Ronald Reagan was almost 70 when he was inaugurated; the oldest president in history.

The Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society cordially invite you to the opening reception for the art exhibit "Reflections on Aging” on Friday 6 May, 2016, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, in the Heyman Center, Board Room.

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The Columbia Aging Center and the Mailman School's Department of Epigenetics welcome Dr. Sarah Tom, PhD, MPH, from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacology, on Friday, May 6th.  Dr.

On Tuesday, May 10th the Columbia Aging Center welcomes Dr. Philipp Hessel, David E. Bell Fellow from Harvard School of Public Health, to speak in our Brown Bag Seminar series. His talk is entitled, "Protecting health in hard times: The changing role of families in mitigating adverse effects of labor market shocks." It will be held on the fourth floor of the Allan Rosenfield Building, in room ARB 440 (722 West 168th Street) on Tuesday, May 10th from 1:00 - 2:30pm. To read more about the Dr. Hessel and his talk, please read below. 


Creator of the Age Smart Employer Awards, the Center's associate director, Ruth Finkelstein, ScD, was featured in a March 9th piece by Carol Hymowitz in Bloomberg Businessweek: "Why Brooks Brothers Is Investing in Veteran Tailors."


Join us on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 5 p.m. for our Spring Distinguished Lecture "Bone as a Rheostat of Aging" given by Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD.  This is the culmination of our series: "BIOLOGIES" OF AGING?


April 14, 2016  Join Mailman's student groups Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Group & Perspectives on Aging for an interactive panel featuring Bergen Cooper, Senior Policy Research Associate, Center for Health and Gender Equity; and Cailin Crocket, Gender Specialist, United Nations Development Programme. This panel discussion that will explore key issues related to aging, sexual health, and rights-based approaches to health care provision across the life course.

March 31, 2016  This spring we're offering a series of seven events all devoted to the biology of aging. Full series details are here.

The next event in the series is a brown bag seminar with Ai Yamamoto, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology.  Dr. Yamamoto's talk entitled "A Role for Selective Autophagy in the Developing and Aging Brain" takes place on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 12 p.m.

Morningside Location: Northwest Corner Building Room 703NWC, 550 West 120th Street and Broadway, 7th Floor (RSVP to Caitlin Hawke: Access the seminar at campus level on the 4th Floor of the Northwest Corner Building since you will need to be "swiped" in.



This spring we're offering a series of events all devoted to the biology of aging. Full series details are here.