News and Events

Please join us for this Brown Bag talk by Kaare Christensen: “The Aging Society: Are we doing well? Are we doing good?”

Please RSVP to if you wish to attend this talk by Dr. Christensen on Thursday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in ARB 532B, 722 West 168th Street.

Columbia Aging Center faculty member and dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Linda P. Fried, has written an article that was chosen as editor's choice in the current issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (Volume 26, Issue 3, pp. 78-82).  Entitled "Building a Third Demographic Dividend: Strengthening Intergenerational Well-Being in Ways That Deeply Matter," Dr. Fried's piece addresses the opportunities of an aging society.

Please join us on Tuesday, August 23, at noon in room 440 of the Allan Rosenfield Building (722 W. 168th Street) for this special seminar by Isabella Aboderin, PhD.  RSVPs to Caitlin Hawke, Senior Science and Strategy Officer, are requested:

Age Boom Academy alumna Kerry Hannon featured Washington, DC, in her July 20th New York Times article about cities and urban aging "Washington: The Ideal Place to Grow Older."  She cited Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein on what is the crucial to successful urban aging:

Age Boom Academy alumnus, Chris Farrell digs into the question of how aging affects political leanings in his July 21st piece "How Older Voters Will Vote in the 2016 Election."  Farrell cites psychologist Ursula M.

Ursula M. Staudinger, director of the Columbia Aging Center, appears above with TOP team members at their recent retreat (third from left).


Transitions and Old Age Potential

You are cordially invited to this event.  Please see this link for details on how to register.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 12:30pm
The Centrality of Civic Engagement and Work for Aging Well

Linda Fried, MD, MPH
Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health and DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

Six Projects Funded to Build Aging Science

at Columbia University

A Research Program to Explore the Modifiability of Aging 

NEW YORK (June 7, 2016) — The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center announced the recipients of its second cohort of Faculty Research Fellowships, competitive awards to foster and extend understanding of aging. Around the globe, people are living longer and longer lives. With this funding, the Center seeks to expand knowledge about how to improve human aging and optimize these additional years of life.

From June 13-15, the Columbia Aging Center partners with the Columbia Business School in their Executive Education program: “Leveraging Neuroscience to Power Organizational and Individual Performance.”

Mailman School of Public Health Dean and Columbia Aging Center Faculty Member, Linda P. Fried, MD, contributed to the recently released Milken Institute publication "The Future of Aging: Realizing the Potential of Longevity." In her piece -- Three New Decades to Do Good -- Dr.