The Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

The Yale Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) is an inter-departmental, multidisciplinary center.  Our objectives are to promote the functional independence of older Americans:

  • by increasing scientific knowledge related to multi-factorial geriatric health conditions, 
  • by advancing the science of clinical decision making in multi-morbid older adults, and 
  • by educating and training new investigators in research on aging from a multi-factorial perspective.

The POA/Pepper Center is currently composed of four cores:

Biostatistics Core

The Biostatistics Core addresses the multifactorial nature of geriatric health conditions.

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Operations Core

The Yale OAIC is focused on developing, testing, and disseminating new strategies to preserve or restore the independence of older persons.

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Pilot & Exploratory Studies Core

The overall goal of the Pilot/Exploratory Studies Core (PESC) is to facilitate the development of innovative and methodologically rigorous research studies.

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Research Career Development Core

The Research Career Development Core (RCDC) identifies highly promising early-stage investigators and supports their development as independent investigators and leaders in aging research.

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