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IOA

Welcome to our website, an online source of information about the Institute on Aging (IOA) and Department of Aging and Geriatric Research with the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.

IOA Mission Statement

The mission of the Institute on Aging is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults by means of interdisciplinary teams in the areas of research, education and health care.

Overarching Goals

The overarching goals of the Institute are:

• To conduct dynamic interdisciplinary research that spans public health, social, health services, behavioral, clinical and basic sciences. Our research focuses on mechanisms, etiology, prevention and rehabilitation of cognitive and physical disability. We strive to accelerate translation, dissemination and implementation of research findings into clinical practice and healthcare policy.

• To educate undergraduate, graduate, professional and post-graduate trainees in an integrated model of care and research.

• To provide state-of-the-art comprehensive patient and community-centered care for older adults that is grounded in respect and understanding and fosters compassion and effective communication with patients, populations and families.

Core Values

1. We are committed to the highest level of excellence and integrity in every aspect of our business.

2. We promote and support diversity in opinion, gender, race and ethnicity.

3. We promote collaboration and teamwork.

4. We are focused on and committed to the healthcare needs of our patients.

5. We show pride, enthusiasm and dedication in research, education and health care, which are aiming to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults.

6. We strive to help and improve the communities where we work and live.

7. We are concerned about the environment and promote the use of recyclable products and renewable energy.

Please continue to review our website to find out more about our programs, achievements, faculty, staff and trainees; and contact us if you would like additional information. Thank you!

If you are interested in participating in our research studies, please call 1-866-386-7730 or email Recruit@aging.ufl.edu.