Multidisciplinary Center on Aging
The Multidisciplinary Center on Aging at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a Central hub for Aging research, programming, and outreach/engagement for 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 CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary 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 held 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 hub for CU System working across all departments, divisions, schools and college doing work in aging. In addition, the Center supports the State of Colorado supporting aging work across many communities
- In 2021 and 2023, the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging helped lead the successful passing of Senate Bill 21-058 "Loan Forgiveness for Geriatric-Trained Clinicians" and Senate Bill 23-031 "Increase Health Care Provider Access for Older Coloradans."