For more than 50 years, the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research has initiated hundreds of studies that challenge health-related assumptions commonly associated with aging. Our findings have a direct and positive impact on the standard of care and quality of life for seniors around the world.
We are a research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and our highly regarded researchers collaborate with other renowned health care institutions around the world. As a part of Hebrew SeniorLife, our goal is to further our shared mission to redefine the aging experience.
In November 2018, the Institute for Aging Research changed its name to the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research in recognition of the Marcus’s long-time philanthropic support and belief in our mission to improve the human experience of aging. With their support we are able to increase our capacity to grow our research and scientific collaborations, and disseminate our discoveries more widely than ever before.
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We are focused on building a pipeline of future researchers in the field of aging. Learn more about specific training opportunities within our research centers.
Funding Announcement: Postdoctoral Positions in Translational Aging Research
August 30, 2018
Boston—A paper titled “Assessment of the genetic and clinical determinants of fracture risk: genome wide association and mendelian randomization study” appeared today in the British Medical Journal. The paper reports...
Understanding Falling in Old Age
It's hard for a young, vigorous person to imagine that tripping on a rug or a slippery sidewalk could cause a life-threatening injury. But for some older people, it could mean exactly that. Understanding the causes of falls among the elderly and finding ways to prevent them is a major subject of research at the Marcus Institute.