Institute for Healthy Aging
Age influences the frequency and progression of nearly all diseases and profoundly impacts our resistance to injury and ability to recover. The Institute for Healthy Aging integrates state-of-the-art clinical care, cutting-edge research, innovative education and training, and community engagement, to create solutions for a new era of enduring quality of life.
Institute for Healthy Aging is to serve as a focal organization for leadership in all aspects of research and education within the UNTHSC into the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of age-related conditions, to include neurodegenerative diseases, that afflict our population.
The Institute for Healthy Aging (“IHA”) was established in September of 2015 and represented an expansion of what was formerly, the Institute for Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Research (“IAADR”) established in 2011. The IHA supports educational and health promotion programs within the community that encourage healthy brain aging.
The Brain Bank has been established to aid researchers in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. The goal is the discovery of new treatment options for those living with memory impairment. The UNTHSC Brain Bank has two primary focus areas that are distinct, yet related and interactive. They both focus on illnesses involving the brain, and both seek to obtain tissue from cognitively intact individuals along with individuals who have suffered from cognitive decline.
For more information on the IHA Brain Bank, click here.
Meharvan Singh, PhD
Interim Executive Director
Assistant to the Executive Director
This page was last modified on August 20, 2018