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:
The Biostatistics Core addresses the multifactorial nature of geriatric health conditions.
The Yale OAIC is focused on developing, testing, and disseminating new strategies to preserve or restore the independence of older persons.
The overall goal of the Pilot/Exploratory Studies Core (PESC) is to facilitate the development of innovative and methodologically rigorous research studies.