News and Events

Read about Ruth Finkelstein and Dorian Block's digital narrative project, featured on the website of the Mailman School of Public Health. The project features 20 New Yorkers past the age of 81 and challenges the idea of what it means to grow old in New York.

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

On Thursday, December 7 at 12:15 p.m., Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) presents Columbia Aging Center member Megan Todd, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia Aging Center.

Dr. Todd's talk is entitled "The Biology of Disadvantage: The Immune System and Social Inequality." **Note downtown Columbia location at 602 Lewisohn Hall, Ward H. Dennis Room**

Please join us on Thursday, December 7, at 3:30 p.m. for this special joint lecture with the Department of Epidemiology.  Daniel Belsky, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, will present "Quantification of Biological Aging: A Tool for Epidemiology.”

To attend, no RSVP is needed. The event takes place at the HPM Conference Room, Allan Rosenfield Building Room 440, 722 W. 168th Street.


Please join us on December 12 at 1 p.m. for this Brown Bag seminar.  Marcella Walker, MD -- a Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow -- will present findings in her seminar "Parathyroid Hormone – A Novel, Modifiable Risk Factor for Age-Related Cognitive Decline?"

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

Please join us on November 28 at 12 p.m. for this Brown Bag seminar.  Bei Wu, PhD, co-director of the NYU Aging Incubator will present "Disparities in Oral Health and Dental Care among Older Adults in the U.S."

**Please note: the date and time for this seminar have changed. The information below is correct.  We hope you can join us on Wednesday, December 6, at 9:30 a.m.**

Please join us on Wednesday, December 6, at 9:30 a.m. for this seminar.  Dana Goldman, PhD, Founding Director, Distinguished Professor, and Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, University of Southern California, will present "The Economic Returns to Delayed Aging: Promise and Pitfalls.”

Dr. Eileen Crimmins will join us for our Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture at 3 p.m. on October 17th in Hess Commons (722 West 168th Street).

Please RSVP to if you wish to attend.  

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.