Research and Funding

Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

Geriatrics Branch

The Geriatrics Branch supports research aimed at improving health, function and quality of life of older persons.  Particular foci include:

  • Overall benefits and adverse effects of interventions for specific conditions
  • Effectiveness and risks of treatment and care management strategies for older persons with multiple conditions, and for specific combinations of conditions
  • Development of valid outcome measures that are useful in health care management and quality improvement, including measures that incorporate patient preferences
  • Interventions to address pain, fatigue, and other common symptoms in older persons that limit function and quality of life; interventions to prevent or treat physical disabilities.
  • Identification of previously unappreciated pathologies of old age and development of potential interventions against them.