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.

Initiatives

Neurobiology of Aging Trainee Symposium

–Keynote speaker Marc Diamond to discuss tau prions and neurodegeneration; UNTHSC neurobiology of aging fellows present new research. May 10, 2017 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, CBH 220. Event program.

Interprofessional geriatric education through the Reynolds Geriatrics Education and Training in Texas (GET-IT) program, funded in part by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

 

Centers

Center for Geriatrics

Director Janice Knebl, DO

The Center for Geriatrics is a leader in providing care to the older adults of North Texas. Our faculty trained to diagnose and treat older adult health care issues. Our board-certified geriatricians, physicians with certificates of added qualifications in Geriatrics, specialized nurse practitioners, psychologist and social service coordinator are committed to improving the physical and mental function of our patients, with a focus on improving and maintaining their quality of life. The goal of the Center for Geriatrics is to empower seniors and help them stay healthy enough to lead the best quality of life possible.

Our clinical services include:

  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Program
  • Care of elderly frail and complicated older persons
  • Dementia evaluations and treatment
  • Elderly well care
  • Nursing home, house calls, ambulatory and hospital-based care.

Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Interim Director Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD

Mission: To provide solutions for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.
CANDR is made up of researchers from a wide range of disciplines (neuroscience, psychology, medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health) devoted towards a common goal – eliminating neurodegenerative diseases. Our team spans basic “bench-top” science, clinical research, community-based research and clinical trials. Our translational approach is intended to foster discovery and expedite those discoveries toward the benefit of those suffering from brain disease. A particular emphasis of CANDR is the development of personalized (or person-focused) medicine for Alzheimer’s disease.

Center for Neuroscience Discovery

Director Michael Forster, PhD

Mission: To discover new solutions for brain disease through science and understanding.
The Center for Neuroscience Discovery (CND) is dedicated to exploring the biological basis of brain disease and injury, and is committed to preclinical science focused on development of treatment strategies for prevention and recovery.  Our center maintains state-of the-art basic and preclinical science facilities and supports distinguished faculty with research programs targeting neurovascular disease and stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders and substance abuse. The CND faculty have extensive interactions with the other health institutes and collaborate with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences by sponsoring graduate training programs in the basic neurosciences, the neurobiology of aging, and pharmacology, which take advantage of strong research programs in the disciplines of molecular pharmacology, neuroendocrinology, and the biology of aging.

Faculty

Meet the Institute for Health Aging faculty and staff.

Events

Seminar Schedule

This page was last modified on May 1, 2017