The mission of the Institute on Aging (IOA) at the University of Pennsylvania is to improve the health of older adults by increasing the quality and quantity of clinical and basic research as well as educational programs focusing on normal aging and aging-related diseases across the entire Penn campus. 

“The IOA has a tremendous impact at and beyond Penn through pursuing goals that address important aspects of human aging and aging in animal models of human diseases. Our vision at the IOA is to combat aging from all possible directions – that is from studies of human beings to animal models - to advance our understanding of aging and aging related diseases.”

- John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director of the IOA

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Upcoming IOA Events

  • Virtual Visiting Scholars Series: Louise Aronson, MD, MFA Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:00 - 2:00pm

    Professor, University of California San Francisco Division of Geriatrics Talk title: "Pandemic and Prejudice: Lessons from COVID-19 about Aging in America" 

  • Virtual Visiting Scholars Series: Jan van Deurson, PhD Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:00 - 4:00pm

    Former Director, Gene Knockout Core Facility, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

    Talk Title coming soon

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