More than 30 staff members, and 120-130 Duke scientists and scholars from disciplines as varied as biochemistry, economics and sociology, conduct research in affiliation with Duke’s center for aging. More than $25 million annually in additional collaborative funding supports such major projects as the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), Research Center for the Study of Depression in Later Life, The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health, Demography of Aging, Stedman Nutrition Center, and others with substantial commitment to aging related research.
Center researchers also work closely with members of the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center’s Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), one of 22 such centers in the United States. GRECC facilities include research and education space, Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit and Clinic, and the 120-bed Community Living Center.
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