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JHU OAIC Core Structure

Please click the following sections for information on ongoing research and resources in each of the OAIC Cores:

Leadership and
Administrative Core
Research Education Component

Pilot and Exploratory
Studies Core

Scientific leadership,
organization and infrastructure
to lead and oversee the
frailty-focused activities
of the JHU OAIC.
Research training, infrastructure, salary
support and protected time
to junior faculty who will
become leaders and mentors
in scholarship on frailty.
Cutting-edge pilot and
exploratory studies
that advance the development of
effective prevention and /
or therapies for frailty.

Resource Cores

Resource Core 1:

Resource Core 2:
Mechanisms Core

Resource Core 3:
Clinical Translation
and Recruitment Core

Data analytic and
management expertise,
and the development of
new methodologies,
for research on frailty
State of the art expertise,
infrastructure, and technology
necessary to forward
biological and etiological
research related to frailty
Clinical research training, 
oversight, and support in
developing and implementing
clinical research studies
among frail older adults
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Recent JHU OAIC Publications:

"Physical Frailty Assessment in Older Women: Can Simplification Be Achieved Without Loss of Syndrome Measurement Validity?"

"Declines and Impairment in Executive Function Predict Onset of Physical Frailty"

"The Association Between Preoperative Frailty and Postoperative Delirium After Cardiac Surgery"

"Frailty: A Tale of Two Concepts" 



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Please click here to access the online Frailty Assessment Calculator.

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