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Strategic Goals

• To serve as the center for interdisciplinary aging research and education across all colleges within MUSC

• To optimize current and new technology and innovations for older adults in South Carolina

• To promote communication and interaction with local and state-wide organizations to improve healthcare access and research in the field of aging

• To cultivate public and private partnerships to expand collaborative and entrepreneurial efforts in aging services

• To connect the MUSC community of students, researchers, and practitioners


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 program

 

FY16-17 Center on Aging Annual Report

 

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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