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, Past Director of the IOA

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A Transition in Leadership at the IOA

After nearly two decades of exceptional leadership, John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, has decided to step down as the Director of the Institute on Aging (IOA), effective September 1, 2021. 

“While I will remain an active researcher and collaborator within the IOA, I feel that it is the right time to transition IOA leadership. This role has been extremely fulfilling and now it will provide an opportunity for my successor to experience and maintain the same high standards of the IOA.”

- John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD

Read the full announcement here.

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