A new era of enduring quality of life

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 the enduring quality of life. The mission of the Institute for Healthy Aging is to serve as a focal organization for leadership in all aspects of research and education within the University of North Texas Health Science Center into the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of age-related conditions, to include neurodegenerative diseases, that afflict our population.

Message from IHA


The impact of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke on individuals, families and the health care system, makes them some of America’s greatest medical, social and economic challenges of our time. Our team of talented professionals within the Institute for Healthy Aging (IHA), through their efforts in cutting-edge research, are making new discoveries that may translate to new diagnostic and treatment options for age-associated diseases of the brain that include Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the active participation of our faculty in the training of the next generation of professionals in the area of the biology of brain aging and related neurodegenerative diseases will help ensure the sustainability of our efforts to eradicate such age-associated issues.

We look forward to promoting inter-professional relationships for research on aging and age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, across the institution and beyond. In addition, the IHA will continue to serve as a valuable and accessible resource to our community, providing educational opportunities and information relating to brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as access to the high-quality research and care on our campus.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the IHA, please send your queries to elizabeth.baker@unthsc.edu

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This page was last modified on March 20, 2020