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Leadership and Administrative Core
Key Accomplishments

Key Personnel

OAIC Core Leaders

Leadership/Administrative Core:

  • Jeremy Walston, MD, Principal Investigator
  • Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Brian Buta, MHS, Administrator

Resource Core 1, Biostatistics Core:

  • Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, Core Leader
  • Qian-Li Xue, PhD, Core Director

Resource Core 2, Biological Mechanisms Core:

  • Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD, Core Leader
  • Dan Arking, PhD, Co-Director
  • Jeremy Walston, MD, Co-Director

Resource Core 3, Clinical Translation and Recruitment Core:

  • Robert Wise, MD, Core Leader

Research Career Development Core:

  • Gary Gerstenblith, MD, Core Leader (also representing Geriatric Cardiology)

Pilot/Exploratory Studies Core:

  • Neal Fedarko, PhD, Core Leader

OAIC Leadership Council Members

  • Jeremy Walston (Principal Investigator)

  • Karen Bandeen-Roche (Co-Principal Investigator)

  • Dan Arking (Biological Mechanisms Core)

  • Brian Buta (Center Administrator)

  • Aravinda Chakravarti (Biological Mechanisms Core)

  • Samuel Durso (Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology)

  • Neal Fedarko (Pilot / Exploratory Studies Core)

  • Gary Gerstenblith (Research Career Development Core)

  • Laura Gitlin (Center for Innovative Care in Aging)

  • David Roth (Center on Aging and Health)

  • Myron J. Weisfeldt (Department of Medicine)

  • Robert Wise (Clinical Translation and Recruitment Core)

  • Qian-Li Xue (Biostatistics Core)

OAIC External Advisory Board Members (as of 2012)

  • Joan Bailey-Wilson, PhD
  • Harvey Cohen, MD
  • Deborah Dawson, PhD, ScM
  • Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD
  • Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC
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Recent JHU OAIC Publications:

"Frailty Assessment Instruments: Systematic Characterization of the Uses and Conexts of Highly-Cited Instruments."

"Frailty, Inflammation, and Mortality Among Persons Aging with HIV Infection and Injection Drug Use"

"Frailty in Older Adults: A Nationally Representative Profile in the United States"

"Frailty: A Tale of Two Concepts" 


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Please click here to access the online Frailty Assessment Calculator.

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