News and Events

Join us for this event, the culmination of our digital narrative project "Exceeding Expectations" directed by Dorian Block and Ruth Finkelstein.

To attend, RSVP to: by October 20th.  The event takes place at the Columbia School of Journalism on the Morningside campus at W. 116th Street and Broadway.


Please join us for this Brown Bag seminar.  Walter Bockting, PhD -- a Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow -- and Robert-Paul Juster, PhD, will present findings in their seminar "Social Convoys and Successful Aging among Lesbian and Gay Older Adults."

To attend, please RSVP to: The event takes place at the HPM Conference Room, ARB 440, 722 W. 168th Street. 

Please join us on October 26 at 10 am for this talk by Robert Willis, PhD, professor of economics, University of Michigan -- co-presented by the Columbia Aging Center and Taub Institute's Cognitive Neuroscience Division.

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Dean Linda P. Fried’s fall chronic disease series programmed by Dr. Jerry Barondess steps out with several talks on aging-related topics. Please save the following dates and come join us at 722 W. 168th Street:


• Monday, November 13 - 11:30 am:

Room 532AB: “Circadian Time Signatures, Fitness and Disease” Joseph T. Bass, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Diabetes and Metabolism, Chief of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine, Charles F. Kettering Professorship of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

How Does the Age of Our Political Leaders Affect Our Opinions of Older Adults?

Faculty member Esteban Calvo has two new publications. The first is “Retirement Sequences of Older Americans: Moderately Destandardized and Highly Stratified Across Gender, Class, and Race” in The Gerontologist, and was co-authored with Ignacio Madero-Cabib and our director Ursula Staudinger. Here sequence analysis was used to model labor-force patterns among older Americans.  The authors were surprised to uncover patterns that seemed more standardized, irreversible, and age graded than previously reported.

The Columbia Aging Center Announces Funding for

Four New Projects to Develop Aging Science at

Columbia University

A Research Program to Explore the Modifiability of Aging


Age Boom Academy 2017 

Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism host the 2017 Age Boom Academy: Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement from June 8 to 10, 2017.

“Don’t Lose Your Brain at Work – The Role of Recurrent Novelty at Work in Cognitive and Brain Aging,” relates new findings about how work can affect brain aging.  (February 6, 2017 issue of Frontiers in Psychology, Co-authors include Jan Oltmanns as well as Columbia Aging Center director Ursula Staudinger. 

MPH Student Taylar Peoples (MSPH Class of 2017) has spent the last two years working as a Research Assistant with faculty member David Weiss.  Her work and findings are featured in the latest issue of the Mailman School of Public Health "Student Voices" profile.