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The Center on Aging has a 40 year history at the University of Utah. Beginning with its origination in 1972, the Center on Aging has provided educational and research programs in gerontology at the University of Utah. It has sponsored undergraduate and graduate gerontology certificate programs as well as a Masters degree program in Gerontology. In addition to its strengths in gerontology education programs, it is recognized for a well-established research program focused on bereavement, coping with loss of a spouse and caregiving. In June 2004 its name was changed from the Gerontology Center to reflect a desire to become more comprehensive and expand the scope of its service and research activities.

A strategic planning process was completed in 2005 resulting in a change in its organizational structure to position the center to have a broad institutional impact and allow it to become more comprehensive and interdisciplinary. As a free standing center it is now optimally situated to serve its interdisciplinary mission and objectives. Dr. Supiano was appointed as its Executive Director upon his move to Utah in October 2005. For more details about our 40 year history, see the History page.

Center on Aging Organizational Structure

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As depicted in the figure, the Center on Aging will function as the umbrella linking together a host of affiliated programs with interests in aging research. Within this organizational framework, the CoA will be recognized for bringing together and linking aging programs at the U of U – the CoA will not direct these programs.

Center on Aging Progress Report

2016 Progress Report PDF

2014 Progress Report PDF

2010 Progress Report PDF

2017 Center on Aging Brochure

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If you would like copies of the brochure mailed to you, please contact us by email.

Last Updated: 10/1/18