Research

Research

Active, relevant and engaging research is necessary to solve complex issues as we age.  The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus engages in over 2,000 research grant programs per year.  The Multidisciplinary Center on Aging is the centralized hub on campus for research in aging.  We work collaboratively across campus with many of the health science schools to conduct research in the following areas of (but not limited to):

  • Rehabilitation clinical trials
  • Health services
  • Telehealth
  • Personalized rehabilitation
  • Movement dysfunction
  • Translational rehabilitation technology
  • Advance Directives Group Research
  • Palliative Care
  • Women’s Health as Aging Occurs 

For more information about CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging Research Teams and Projects please email Jodi.waterhouse@cuanschutz.edu

Older Adults Lack Representation 

Older adults are underrepresented in clinical trials. Clinical trials are a type of research used to develop new products such as drugs, devices, and new health interventions. The goal is to improve clinical care and health promotion services. 

When older adults are not represented in clinical trials, the resulting products of that research may not be as beneficial to older adults. Healthcare providers may not have sufficient information guiding the use of these new products in older patients.

How Much More Could We Know?

72% of trials reported in 9 major journals between 1994 and 2006 excluded older patients2 – showing we've missed out on decades of research information that could help older adults today.

Consider Joining a Clinical Trial

 Hop on a "Clinical Trail"

two cyclists standing with sun in backgroundClinical trials focus on exercise, healthy brain aging, diet, nutrition, and more. Explore these resources to find a trial that might be right for you.

Research Recruitment Information


Older Adults Are Some of the Most Underrepresented Population to Participate in Research Studies that Directly Connects Health and Wellness as We Age.  Click Here for More Information.
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