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The Center on Aging is a research, service, and education center at the Medical University of South Carolina. The center was approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education December 3, 1987, giving it the status of the oldest research center at the University. The fourth and most recent Director was Dr. Lotta Granholm who ran the Center from July 1, 2001 until the summer of 2016. Upon her resignation, Dr. Heather Boger was appointed by the Provost as Interim Director.

Dr. Boger and her team are committed to executing the Center on Aging's strategic plan to promote health, longevity and improving the quality of life for South Carolina's seniors.

Mission

This mission of education, research and service include these immediate goals:

Education

  • Organize interprofessional symposiums around age-related topics and concerns
  • Initiate interprofessional, collaborative opportunities across all MUSC colleges
  • Expand geriatric education, including the Senior Mentor Program
  • Support volunteer opportunities for MUSC students in the field of senior services

Research

  • Strengthen the network of aging research and healthcare at MUSC
  • Establish interdisciplinary relationships with research teams at MUSC in conjunction with community partners
  • Develop a world-class aging center to generate innovative research
  • Create career development opportunities for young and mid-career faculty in areas of aging under the guidance of academic leaders
  • Collect community feedback to address need and explore various funding opportunities

Service

  • Host age-related symposiums for the regional and state community
  • Conduct active, hands-on workshops to address the concerns of the community seniors
  • Serve as a trusted resource for information related to aging research, education, and healthcare
  • Expand education and outreach for community programs
  • Curate a list of expert speakers to benefit community programs

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Contact Us

Center on Aging
Medical University of South Carolina
MSC 510
173 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
 
 
Email dillonk@musc.edu
 
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