Section of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Research

Aging research at Wake Forest is broad-based and well-supported and includes many federally funded investigator-initiated grants. There are also research training awards and extensive collaborative programs that involve the study of age-associated diseases, prevention programs and treatment education and options to help improve the lives of the growing number of older adults.

Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention

The mission of the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention is to promote the health and independence of older adults by fostering multidisciplinary collaboration in basic and clinical research, research training, professional education and community outreach.

Highlighted programs within the Sticht Center include:

Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, which is devoted to enhancing independence in older persons through research, research training and dissemination of new findings. The center conducts cutting-edge research and offers multiple research cores to further enhance the research efforts at Wake Forest.

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center promotes translational research to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other late-life neurodegenerative disorders with a focus on the role of vascular and metabolic contributions. The Center also works to enhance participation of underserved populations at increased risk.

Roena B. Kulynych Center for Memory and Cognition Research supports research in dementia and memory loss from the perspective of geriatricians. The Center focuses on the prevention of progressive illnesses by proactively promoting geriatrician-specific research.

Palliative Medicine Research Program

Focusing on research, education, and potential symptom management strategies aimed at improving care delivery for patients and their families living with serious illness.

Gerontology and Geriatric Research Study Highlights

A4- Study Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease
Study Type:
Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention / Cognition

BEAM- Brain Energy And Memory Study
Study Type: Diet / Memory and Cognitive Function

GO MET - Genomic Outcomes of Metformin
Study Type: Metformin Crossover Study

Look AHEAD Ancillary Study - Ancillary Study Intentional Weight Reduction and Physical and Cognitive Function
SPRINT - Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

Find more Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Clinical Trials at BeInvolved