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Global Aid for Health Leaves Older Adults Out in the Cold

“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.

The Columbia Aging Center's digital narrative on what it looks like to grow old in New York City is featured this week in a slideshow in Next Avenue.  Directed, created and written by Senior Staff Association, Dorian Block, "Exceeeding Expectations" follows 20 people over 80 in their journey around New York City. The team spent thousands of hours and hundreds of days with our subjects to bring to light the stories of these New Yorkers.

Columbia Aging Center faculty member and Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, John W. Rowe, MD, will receive funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation to create a unique "State Aging Index."  The research is conducted by members of the Research Network on an Aging Society who with this funding will extend their recently released "John A.

In a June 22 article in USA Today, Columbia Aging Center faculty member, David Weiss is cited for his work on widely-held aging prejudices: our own.  

MPA student, Christina Norwood '17, was the recipient of the 2017 Regina Loewenstein Prize "for Academic Excellence in Health Policy and Management for Highest Academic Achievement."  The Columbia Aging Center is proud to congratulate former Perspectives on Aging President, Christina Norwood, on this great achievement. Christina also served as the rapporteur for our University Seminar: The Future of Aging Research. She begins a new job at Emory University and we wish her much continued success.


Join us on June 5th at 6pm in Knox Hall, Room 509 at 606 West 122nd Street for our director's public lecture "More Years, More Life: Opportunities and Challenges of Demographic Change."  This talk is co-presented with the 2017 Summer Institute Program of INCITE, "Oral History and Aging: Transmitting Life Stories of Being and Becoming across Cultures and Generations."


Health of an Aging Society MPH student, Stefanie Busgang '17, was the recipient of the 2017 Anna C. Gelman Award for Excellence in Epidemiology.  The Columbia Aging Center is proud to congratulate Stefanie on this great achievement.

Columbia Aging Center faculty member, Vegard Skirbekk, will present in this co-presented webinar which takes place from Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19.  A description is below; for a list of panelists, and to sign up to join the discussion, go to