The Program on Aging (POA)
The POA has ~40 research projects funded by the NIA-sponsored Claude D. Pepper Center and by investigator-initiated NIH and foundation grants. The common thread of the research conducted at the POA is the development and testing of effective strategies for enhancing function and quality of life of older persons experiencing multiple impairments and chronic diseases, including diabetes through epidemiological studies, intervention trials and outcome studies. A major focus is the application of lessons learned from clinical trials to community health. The POA, DERC and YCCI plan to partner in the funding of pilot projects and symposia to foster collaborations and more effective program integration.