What is healthy aging?

The OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance seeks to answer this question through partnerships, discovery, education, and outreach. We engage in translational research to truly change the aging trajectory toward health and quality of life. Care of older adults is best done in teams- so we have taken a team approach to our research and training needs too. Read more...

2015 Healthy Aging Summit

2015 Healthy Aging Summit

July 27-28 - Washington, DC

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is requesting abstracts addressing the science of healthy aging for presentation at the 2015 Healthy Aging Summit.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, February 2, 2015.  Click here to read more about the event.

2014 OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance Conference: September 30, 2014

Video now available!

The third OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance Workshop, "Harnessing Science and Communities for Healthy Brain Aging" was a great success!

The focus of this workshop was translating research to a public health message for Healthy Brain Aging, and to strengthen partnerships to truly transform the aging trajectory in Oregon.  There was a research presentation, a panel on effective community strategies for healthy aging facilitated by PSU's Institute on Aging, and a hosted poster session for sharing innovations.

Click here to watch the presentation videos!

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Volunteers Needed - Exercise Research Project

People 65 years and older are being sought to participate in Exercise & Healthy Aging, a research study conducted by the Oregon Research Institute to evaluate the health benefits of three different exercise programs (Group Exercise, Stretching, and Tai Ji Quan).

Please view details and eligibility requirements here


U.S. News ranks OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Oregon; five specialties are nationally ranked


OHSU is the #1 hospital in Oregon, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-15, and ranks among the best in the nation in five specialties:

  • 33rd in Cancer
  • 44th in Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • 22nd in Ear, Nose and Throat
  • 35th in Geriatrics
  • 50th in Urology

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Jeffrey Kaye to lead Alzheimer's Association professional society

Jeff Kaye
Jeffrey Kaye, MD, professor and director of OHSU's Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, will lead the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) this year, following his service as vice chair of the society for the past two years.

See OHSU Research News for more details.

Bobby Heagerty receives Science Education Award

Bobby Heagerty

Bobby Heagerty, OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance leader and super star, was recently honored with a Science Education Award from the Society for Neuroscience.  The award, announced at the society's annual meeting in Dan Diego, recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions educating the public about neuroscience.

To learn more, visit the OHSU Brain Institute website.