For more than 50 years, the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research has been challenging conventional wisdom to better understand how we age. The questions we ask – and the answers we uncover – directly impact standards of care and help seniors live more vital, meaningful lives.
The Marcus Institute is one of the largest gerontological research facilities in a clinical setting in the U.S. Our decades-long relationship with Harvard Medical School has attracted expert teaching staff and top-notch research fellows. Our research portfolio ranks us in the top 15% of institutions funded by the National Institutes of Health, and ranks number one among hospital-based geriatric research facilities.
Because the Marcus Institute operates within the Hebrew SeniorLife system, our researchers work in close proximity to more than 3,000 seniors each day, many of whom volunteer to participate in our studies. Their needs, struggles, and challenges drive our work. And our results are used to develop services, programs, and best practices in the treatment of common conditions associated with aging.
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 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.