A fond farewell to founding director Ursula Staudinger

Thursday, June 4, 2020

From 2013-2017, Ursula Staudinger, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, served as director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center. Join us as we congratulate her and say farewell as she begins a new chapter back in her native Germany as rector of the Technical University of Dresden this August.

A lifespan psychologist and aging researcher, she is known for her work on the positive plasticity of aging, on resilience and on wisdom. She is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences where she served as Vice President and Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2017 and recipient of numerous prizes.

She has been a valued member of the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health for these last seven years and will be missed by her peers and our students, and we all wish her much success for her tenure in Dresden.