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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. on the second Friday of each month.
Tune into KFRU, 1400 AM or click here: 

Next segment: Friday, February 12, 2016

Chalkboard Legacies: A journey through dying and learning to live again
Debra Parker-Oliver, PhD, MSW
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Debbie, a hospice expert, will talk about how her husband, David Oliver, used the Internet, presentations, and thousands of pages of writing as his chalkboard to teach us about living with and dying from cancer.


Seminars on Aging

Tuesday, March 3, 2016
4:00 PM
S455 Sinclair School of Nursing

Perivascular sensory nerves: A new focus in vascular aging
Presenter: Erika Boerman, PhD


Lymphedema Study
Study participants are being recruited. Click here.

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.

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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