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Clinical Research

Examples of ongoing clinical research programs include studies of medication appropriateness; mediators of functional decline; cancer in the elderly; genetic assessment; impact of comorbidities; viral diseases and vaccines; prevention and treatment of osteoporosis; impact of inflammation on physical and mental factors; role of religion and spirituality in health; exercise and diet programs in health; function and quality of life; and. the role of palliative care.

There are also important collaborative research programs with the Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Stedman Nutrition Center, and the Duke Center for Living.