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Welcome to the web page of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Alabama at
Birmingham (UAB). The Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging is a world leader in creating and using
knowledge that will optimize function, enhance management of illness, and improve health for all older
adults. The Center involves an interdisciplinary community of more than 220 faculty members and staff
working together to promote the health and well-being of older persons and their families through research,
education, community programs, and specialty patient care.
Career development and education opportunities are offered to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate
trainees, health care professional students, and practitioners. These programs help prepare trainees
and practitioners in multiple disciplines for research, education, or service careers related to gerontology
and geriatrics. The Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging offers AgeWell.com
as an educational resource that provides information that will be useful to all members of the community.
The Center encourages and coordinates the activities of the multiple disciplines represented by the UAB
schools of business, dentistry, education, engineering, health professions, medicine, nursing, optometry,
public health, and the college of arts and sciences to fulfill its mission.
Through the integration and coordination of these activities, the Center is
adding years to life and life to years. We are creating and using knowledge that
will change your world!