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Welcome to the UW–Madison Institute on Aging!


The University of Wisconsin–Madison Institute on Aging is a hub of cutting-edge science that brings together biomedical and psychosocial aspects of aging by tracking these factors longitudinally in national samples of adults. Collectively, this work

  • addresses the potential, talent, and strengths of aging individuals,
  • improves understanding of the diseases, impairments, and challenges of growing older,
  • advances knowledge of healthy aging, even in contexts of challenge or adversity.

Latest Newsletters

The IOA and MIDUS newsletters inform researchers and members of the general public about current advances coming out of UW research on aging and national research by the Midlife in the United States study. Visit our Newsletters page to learn more.

IOA Newsletter

Aging News

2018 IOA Newsletter front cover

MIDUS Newsletter

Cancer Survivors in MIDUS

Cancer Survivors Newsletter Front Page

Woman hula hooping outsideSave the date for the 32nd Annual Colloquium on Aging

Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

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To learn more about aging-related research conducted at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, see the websites of the Institute on Aging Affiliates.