Gerontology and Geriatric Research
On Sept. 1, 2006, the Dean of Wake Forest University Medical Center formally recognized the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention as a university-wide center. This is significant, and it underscores the importance of a collaborative approach to both clinical care of older adults and research regarding the process of aging. The mission of the Sticht Center on Aging is to promote the health and independence of older adults by fostering multi-disciplinary collaboration in basic and clinical research, research training, professional education and community outreach. These programs bring together the talents of more than 91 faculty members from 22 departments, institutes and centers.
The Sticht Center houses two major affiliate programs:
Aging research at Wake Forest is broad-based and well supported and includes more than 70 federally-funded investigator initiated grants and nine research training awards. We invite you to peruse the different areas of this site to learn of the significant research and clinical contributions of the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention –
Director, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Ph.D., and Clinical Director, Jeff Williamson, M.D., M.S.