About Us

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’ long-time...

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Latest Article: Research Study Sheds New Light on Relationship Between Genes and Bone Fracture Risk

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50 Years of Innovation

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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 AnnouncementPostdoctoral Positions in Translational Aging Research

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November 15, 2018

The Donald P. Kent Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. The award was created in 1973 in memory of Donald P. Kent for his outstanding leadership in translating research findings into practical use.

The 2018 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award is Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, FGSA, of Harvard Medical School, the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Watch Dr. Lipsitz' award video here.

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Applied Research

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.

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