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Interdisciplinary Center on Aging

The University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging brings together University of Missouri health providers, researchers and educators who are focused on the needs of the rapidly growing older adult population.

The Center is built on the strong foundation of links that exist among nearly 100 faculty members representing six schools, five colleges and more than 30 departments.

Collaboration in the Community

TigerPlace independent living is an active retirement community developed by Americare in affiliation with the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. The Neighborhoods Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing by TigerPlace offers a new approach to senior care with a uniquely innovative spirit. 

What's New

Columbia Morning with David Lile Show

8:40 a.m.
Fri., December 12, 2014
KFRU, 1400 AM or click here: 

Guest: Karli Urban, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri
Topic: Choosing Wisely.Click here to learn more about the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Click here to view the American Geriatrics Society's Choosing Wisely list: Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.


Research Seminars on Aging

Tue., February 3, 2015
4:00-5:00 PM

S455 Sinclair School of Nursing

Vascular Surgery Outcomes
Todd Vogel, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Missouri

2015 Research Seminars
All at 4:00PM in S455 Sinclair School of Nursing

Tue., February 3, 2015
Vascular Surgery Outcomes
Todd Vogel, MD, MPH  

Tue., March 3
Project LOLA/"I have to age in this body."
Jane McElroy, PhD 

Tue., April 7
Age-related Dysphagia
Teresa Lever, PhD

Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness

"Stage IV cancer" and "not curable." Hearing those words 3+ years ago made David Oliver's knees go weak. But instead of retreating, David, along with his wife, Debra Parker Oliver, went public about the disease. On December 3, 2013, the couple spoke at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine, and this a video of that talk. Listen to them openly discuss their experiences with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, palliative & hospice care, contemplation of death, and bereavement.Watch David and Debra Oliver's inspiring talk about living with a terminal illness by clicking here.

Living Out and Living Active (Project LOLA)

Living Out and Living Active—Project LOLA—is a 16-week program addresses the unique health needs of older lesbian and bisexual women (age 40+), providing them with opportunities to engage in a variety of health-related activities in group and community settings with other women. Project LOLA is recruiting women age 40 and over who self-identify as lesbian or bisexual, who are not at their optimal health, and who are interested in getting healthier. Participants will be asked to get a sports physical for medical clearance, obtain a blood draw, complete fitness assessments and questionnaires, attend weekly meetings, and participate for the duration of the project. For more information go to the website:; interested women can call 1-855-765-5223 or e-mail

Conversations about Health and Aging: Click here to watch the video.


MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging
M245A Medical Sciences Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: (573) 884-3337

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