October 24, 2014
 

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Gerontology Program Gerontology Program (GP)
Supporting and coordinating the multidisciplinary study of aging

Welcome!

Schulz The study of adult development and aging has become a central focus of researchers and educators in almost every university in the United States.  At the University of Pittsburgh, social science, medical, and legal expertise on aging issues can be found throughout the University.

The mission of the Gerontology Program is to initiate, coordinate, and facilitate research on aging in collaboration with faculty in more than a dozen different disciplines (e.g., Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Rheumatology, Nursing, Epidemiology).  Program faculty and staff play an active role in developing proposals for research focused on psychosocial, behavioral, cognitive, and physical aspects of aging.  More...

Current Gerontology Research Projects

Family Caregiver Transition Support - Nursing Home Study (FaCTS)...

Family Caregiver Transition Support - Nursing Home Study (FaCTS)

The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of an intervention designed to enhance health and quality of life of caregivers and their placed relatives by focusing on caregivers who recently placed their relative in a long-term care facility.    More...
 
Daily Assessment in Arthritis Study...

Daily Assessment in Arthritis Study

In this study we will investigate the extent to which daily patient-spouse concordance (agreement) regarding osteoarthritis (OA) patient symptom severity, arthritis self-efficacy, and symptom catastrophizing is associated with positive spousal support (empathic and autonomy-supportive responses) and problematic spousal support (insensitive and solicitous responses).    More...
 
Characterizing the Experience of Alzheimer´s Disease (CEAD)...

Characterizing the Experience of Alzheimer´s Disease (CEAD)

This study is the first to attempt a comprehensive assessment of suffering in patients with Alzheimer´s Disease and related dementias (ADRD), and the impact of patients´ suffering on family caregivers.    More...
 
Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Engineering Research Center (ERC)...

Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Engineering Research Center (ERC)

The mission of the QoLT ERC is to transform the lives of people with reduced functional capabilities due to aging or disability.  A unique partnership between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh will bring together a cross-disciplinary team of technologists, clinicians, industry partners, end users, and other stakeholders to create revolutionary technologies that improve and sustain the quality of life for all people.    More...
 
Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research for the Study of Late-Life Mood Disorders (ACISR-LLMD)...

Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research for the Study of Late-Life Mood Disorders (ACISR-LLMD)

The goal of the ACISR/LLMD is to provide a research infrastructure to promote investigations that ultimately will improve real world practice in the care of elderly living with depression and other severe mood disorders.    More...
 
Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania (GEC)...

Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania (GEC)

The Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania (GEC/PA) is a consortium of The University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, and Temple University. The mission of the GEC/PA is to provide various educational programs to healthcare professionals in the areas of elder care issues.    More...
 
Aging Well, Sleeping Efficiently: Intervention Studies (AgeWise)...

Aging Well, Sleeping Efficiently: Intervention Studies (AgeWise)

The overall aim of this program project is to determine whether the lives, health and well-being of normal elderly people can be improved by behavioral interventions designed to enhance their sleep.
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