News & Events


The Columbia Aging Center presents a regular series of seminars, lectures, and public events. In addition, Age Boom Academy is a an annual forum for journalists to come together with researchers to better communicate the multifaceted social, economic, and health issues associated with population aging. Upcoming events may be found in the box in the upper box at right. (To request a list of past events, please email us.)  For news about Columbia Aging Center research and programs, please see the box at lower right.

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Our Brown Bag series is a regular, informal convening that features Columbia's top aging researchers as well as visiting scholars. Special lectures are also occasionally presented and have featured speakers from the global policy world to international aging scientists. For recent or upcoming events, please click "See All Events" at right or click here.

Distinguished Lectures
Our distinguished roster of past special lecturers have included:

Jennifer J. Manly, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and Taub Institute, CUIMC: "Centering Social Justice and Public Health in Research on Dementia and Cognitive Aging"

Eileen Crimmins, PhD, AARP Professor of Gerontology & University Professor, USC Leonard David School of Gerontology: "Lifespan and Healthspan: Past Trends and Future Prospects"

Carol D. Ryff, PhD, Hilldale Professor of Psychology & Director, Institute on Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison: "Unequal Lives and Aging: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know"

David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University: "Global Demographic Change and Its Economic Implications"

Gerard Karsenty, Professor and Chairman, Department of Genetics & Development, CUMC: "Bone as a Rheostat of Aging"

Gerd Kempermann, Professor for Genomics of Regeneration at the Center of Regenerative Therapies, Technical University Dresden: "The Neurobiology of Individuality"

Public Events
Most of our seminars and lectures above are aimed at the research community but also open to the public; events in our public offerings are designed for a wider audience. To learn more, please join our mailing list and indicate your interest in our public events.