Welcome to the UW–Madison Institute on Aging!
Our center is a hub of cutting-edge research on health and well-being as individuals travel across the decades of adult life. We look outward to broad influences of class, culture, and race/ethnicity as well as inward to fine-grained influences of biology, genetics, and neuroscience. Between these two, we examine proximal influences from work and family life, personal thoughts and feelings, and health practices and behaviors. Collectively, our work:
- Emphasizes the potential and strengths of individuals as they age
- Improves understanding of pathways to disease and impairments of growing older
- Advances knowledge of resilience in the face of challenge and adversity
In 2023 we are celebrating the 50th Birthday of the Institute on Aging!
Events & Opportunities
34th IOA Annual Colloquium
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Showcasing the latest research and resources on positive aging, with Speakers, a Poster Session, and a Health & Resource Fair.
The Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases T32 Training Grant is currently looking for postdocs interested in joining the program.
Learn about gerontology certificate and degree programs, as well as research opportunities on aging.
Check out what’s happening at the Institute on Aging.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
The UW–Madison Institute on Aging embraces diversity as a source of strength, creativity, and innovation in carrying out its broad mission. As a place of work, we value the contributions of each employee, respecting individual identities, cultural backgrounds, abilities, and opinions. As a research institute, we are committed to advancing knowledge about health and well-being in adulthood and later life with awareness of differences defined by demographic factors (age, gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status) and wide-ranging psychological and social factors. As a forum for outreach, application, and public health education, we welcome the participation of all who want to learn about the work that we do. Our ultimate goal is to be inclusive.
UW–Madison Land Acknowledgement
The University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.
We acknowledge the circumstances that led to the forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people, and honor their legacy of resistance and resilience. We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation as well as all the First Nations within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin.