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Multidisciplinary Center on Aging

The Multidisciplinary Center on Aging at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a Central Portal for all Aging research, programming, and outreach for the researchers and clinicians throughout the CU System.  In addition to being a resource for the CU System, the Center is a resource for government, industry and community all engaged or interested in becoming engaged in work that addresses vital aging for all of Colorado’s Older Adults. 

Center History and Facts

  • Founded in 1993 through an agreement between the Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs, the Deans on the Anschutz Medical Campus and the leadership of the University of Colorado Hospital 
  • In 1998, the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging was awarded the Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine, one of only 20 programs in the country 
  • 1998-2017 Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine awardees brought in $85K in non-Hartford Research dollars in aging projects 
  • Prior to 1999, the Center on Aging was strictly focused on clinical practices and fellowship education and training.  Following 1999, the Research Pillar was created and is one of the most successful aspects of the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging 
  • Robert Schwartz, MD joined the University of Colorado Multidisciplinary Center on Aging in 1999 as Director, in addition he holds the roles of Chair, Division of Geriatric Medicine, and Director, Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) 
  • The CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center of Aging is the “Center” for campus working across all departments, divisions, schools and college doing work in aging, and throughout the State of Colorado supporting aging work in communities 
  • In addition to the Director and Manager, the center is guided by a Multidisciplinary CU Anschutz Medical Campus Executive Committee representing aging research representatives from each CU Anschutz Health Sciences Campus Schools/College to provide expertise and knowledge in aging and collaborate on future research, clinical and education opportunities


University of Colorado Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging

12631 E. 17th Street, 8th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045