Aging-Related Research and Clinical Trials

Pittsburgh is a world leader in transformational research on aging, thanks to the groundbreaking work taking place every day at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.

Their collective efforts have produced one of the nation's largest portfolios of aging-related research on such subjects as Alzheimer’s disease, balance and mobility, depression and grief, and the effects of caregiving on families.

A central part of the Aging Institute’s mission is to promote innovative research in aging. By fostering a collegial environment of partnership and exchange between the University and UPMC, the Institute helps to bridge science and service to improve the quality of life of older adults.

It does so by:

  • Encouraging cross-disciplinary research initiatives and providing seed grant funding for promising research projects by junior faculty
  • Engaging researchers and clinicians in collaborative workgroups to identify emerging issues and opportunities in aging-related fields
  • Providing researchers with forums, such as Research Day, to share and exchange information
  • Disseminating research findings to interested researchers and scholars worldwide

Our research partners include:

Participate in an Upcoming Study

WELL Research Group-Promoting Widowed Elders Lifestyle after Loss Purpose

​About: ​Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are currently conducting a study to learn about the health behaviors of older adults after spousal bereavement.

​Adults 60 years of age and older who are grieving the recent death of a spouse or partner (within 6 month).

Those who qualify would be given a tablet to monitor their daily health behaviors for 12 weeks and will be compensated for their participation.

​Contact: ​If you would like to learn more or particpate in the study, please contact WELL Research Group at or call 412-246-6006.


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