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Hearing Loss and Aging
Hearing Loss and Aging
Dr. Frank Lin has linked hearing loss and cognitive problems in older adults.
Older Americans Independence Center
Older Americans Independence Center
The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)’s goal is to support the next generation of researchers to determine causes and treatments for frailty in older adults.
Led by director, Dr. David L. Roth, the Center on Aging and Health aims to identify and track the effects of caregiving on the family caregivers as well as the elderly patient for use in planning and refining future intervention efforts.

Welcome Message from Dr. David Roth, PhD,
Director of the Center on Aging and Health


The Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health (COAH) 
is dedicated to research that will prevent disease, disability
and frailty, and improve the health and well-being of older adults.


Center Highlights

thorpe-rolandDr. Roland Thorpe was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at HHS works to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of policies and programs that aim to eliminate health disparities.

thomson-reutersDr. Jeremy Walston has been recognized as one of Thompson Reuters most frequently cited scientists along with seventeen other Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty.

lin-frankDr. Frank Lin has received one of the Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Program awards from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).  The project, “Providing Hearing Health Care to Patients at the Johns Hopkins Memory Clinic”, will focus on providing hearing care to patients, including many older adults,  in collaboration with JHU faculty members, Drs. Esther Oh, Marilyn Albert, and Constantine Lyketsos.  

ICFSR-2014COAH Frailty Working Group members Drs. Walston, Varadhan and Xue presented the symposium, "Beyond Epidemiological Assessment: Frailty Syndrome Identification as the Key for Clinical Management, Biological Discovery, and Intervention Development" at the 2014 International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research in Barcelona, Spain. 

caregiving-survivalA recent paper by Dr. David Roth and colleagues uses data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study to show that providing care to a family member with a chronic illness or disability is not associated with increased risk of death in most cases, but may instead be associated with modest survival benefits for the caregivers.

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Events Calendar

April 20: EBA Research-in-Progress Meeting

May 4: COAH Scientific Seminar Series

May 6: Pepper Scholars Program Research-in-Progress Meeting

May 8: EBA Research-in-Progress Meeting

More events...

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CAPABLE Program created by Dr. Sarah Szanton helps low-income, elderly Baltimore city residents stay in their homes, and reduces health care costs in the process.

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