Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology (Weill Cornell Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care) Clinical Section uri icon

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  • Cornell's Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care was established in January of 2000 with generous support from an anonymous donor. The mission of the center is to improve the quality-of-life of older adults through an integration of Cornell's Aging Programs in research, clinical care, and teaching. A fundamental principle of the center is the idea that multiple medical and social problems conspire to erode the independence of older people, and therefore only a team approach that marries scientists and clinicians from diverse fields can avert this erosion. Cornell is especially well positioned for such an undertaking because of multiple centers of excellence in aging throughout its campuses, ranging from geriatric depression to social integration of the older adult.