Navigate Up

About The Aging Institute

We're a Catalyst for Change

The Aging Institute provides integrated, comprehensive and timely access to a full range of services for older adults, families, and caregivers.

We're committed to serving the specialized needs of our community's aging population, and we're always thinking about how to do it better. We then share our knowledge with the world, to improve aging research and contribute to the advancement of geriatric medicine.

Dedicated to Advancing Geriatric Knowledge Through Research and Education

By combining a world-class health care delivery with groundbreaking research and scholarship opportunities, the Aging Institute sets the standard for excellence in geriatric care.

Students in geriatric care

If you're a student, we can assist you in your mission to join the geriatric care field. The Aging Institute also offers scholarships for the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate Certificate in Gerontology​ program. Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and this scholarship.

Professionals in the geriatrics field

If you're a practicing professional in geriatrics, you're in good company at the Aging Institute. Our researchers and clinicians are committed to advancing the science and art of aging well. We're dedicated to creating new programs for seniors and performing aging-related studies to benefit senior health care.

World-Class Resources

Our partnerships allow us to draw upon the knowledge of a diverse network of experts in geriatrics and gerontology. Together, we devote more resources to the field of aging than nearly any other academic medical center in the country.

Our access to one of the nation's largest portfolios of aging-related research gives us insight with perspective, and our geriatric and gerontological education programs are extensive, with 16 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.


We acknowledge with gratitude the financial support and administrative leadership of UPMC, including:

Diane Holder (president, Insurance Services Division).

With equal gratitude, we acknowledge the support and vision provided by each of the deans of the University of Pittsburgh’s Schools of the Health Sciences:

Thomas Braun, DMD, PhD (School of Dental Medicine)
Clifford Brubaker, PhD (School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)
Donald Burke, MD (Graduate School of Public Health)
Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN (School of Nursing)
Patricia Kroboth, PhD (School of Pharmacy)
Arthur S. Levine, MD (School of Medicine)
Larry Davis, MA, MSW, PhD (School of Social Work)

Finally, we extend our sincere thanks to Patricia Beeson, PhD, provost of the University of Pittsburgh, for her support and engagement in the mission of the Aging Institute.

The Aging Institute is a collaboration between UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh.

UPMC | Contact UPMC  |   Disclaimer | Privacy Notice | Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit | Click here for information on active privacy alerts. Privacy and Breach Alerts