The interdisciplinary endeavors of the Human Aging Project require resources and facilities that facilitate biological discovery, technological innovations, and clinical research. These include programs in the following Johns Hopkins’ schools: School of Nursing, Whiting School of Engineering, Carey Business School, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Relevant resources include:
The Biology of Healthy Aging Program (BOHA): The laboratories of the Biology of Healthy Aging program are led by experts in the study of biological approaches targeted to understanding the mechanisms, risk factors, and pathophysiology of aging-related changes in health, function, and quality of life. The program provides a rich milieu of inflammation, immune system, mitochondrial biology, angiotensin system biology, and stem cell research targeting aging, frailty and late life decline. Tissue repositories and inflammatory and metabolic measurement expertise is available to collaborators. The program holds a weekly scientific lecture series on research related to aging biology. For more information, please contact [email protected].
The Center on Aging and Health (COAH): The goal of COAH is to promote the intellectual interactions that are essential to creative approaches to solving the important health and health care problems for an aging population using population-based and clinical research approaches. The Center provides key infrastructure, including biostatistics and research design core, that supports clinical and population-based research in gerontology and geriatric medicine. The Center also serves as a training ground for the next generation of researchers on aging. Learn more here: http://coah.jhu.edu/.
The Healthy Aging Studies Unit (HASU): A hub for aging-related research studies located at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Healthy Aging Studies Unit provides expertise in the design, recruitment, and implementation of clinical research involving older adults. A large registry of older adults willing to participate in clinical research facilitates enrollment and retention of study participants is part of this unit. Personnel include multiple clinical coordinators who support the development, implementation, and finalization of a wide range of clinical research activities focused on older adults. The Healthy Aging Studies Unit also provides the physical space and equipment necessary to complete questionnaires, functional assessments and other research measures with older participants. For more information, please contact [email protected].
The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology: Based at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in the Department of Medicine, the Division’s mission is to prepare physicians-in-training to be future leaders in academic geriatric medicine; to practice exemplary clinical care for older persons; and to facilitate and enrich a research environment related to improving the care of older adults. Outpatient services include the Home-Based Primary Care Program; a PACE program providing long-term care in the community to nursing home eligible older persons; and the Beacham Ambulatory Care clinic. The patient population offers a substantial opportunity for clinical research in outpatient and inpatient settings. There are multiple interdisciplinary research programs and clinical programs closely related to the research programs. Learn more here: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/geriatric_medicine_gerontology/
The Center of Innovative Medicine: The Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine (CIM) was founded upon the belief that Medicine is a Public Trust. The CIM is a think-tank and program incubator that strives to identify and implement novel ways to make Medicine a better Public Trust. Projects have focused on developing innovative clinical centers for excellence, teaching foundational principles of medical education, and engaging the community to decrease disparities in healthcare. Learn more here https://hopkinscim.org/
The Malone Center: The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare brings together engineers, clinicians, and care providers who are leveraging data analytics in novel ways, are pioneering new technologies, and are applying systems engineering principles to speed the deployment of research-based innovations that will enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency of health care. The Center’s strategy is to create cross-disciplinary, clinician-engineering teams to identify research-based innovations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment, reduce harm and adverse events, and promote patient and provider usability and satisfaction. Learn more here https://malonecenter.jhu.edu/