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Research in the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, & Palliative Care


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Gerontology Research Collaborative (GRC)

The Gerontology Research Collaborative (GRC) is a group of researchers doing work in gerontology from the UC San Diego and other institutions in the area.

About GRC

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San Diego AD-RCMAR

UC San Diego, in collaboration with San Diego State University, leads an Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR).

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San Diego Nathan Shock Center

Every cure has a starting point. The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk’s mission to dare to make dreams into reality. Its internationally renowned and award-winning scientists explore the very foundations of life, seeking new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. The Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark: small by choice, intimate by nature and fearless in the face of any challenge. Be it cancer or Alzheimer’s, aging or diabetes, Salk is where cures begin.

Nathan Shock Center

Substance Use and Co-Morbidity Lab

The Substance Use and Comorbidity Lab aims to address the growing prevalence of substance use among older adults and adults living with multiple chronic diseases. The lab employs a public health and harm reduction lens to reduce the harms related to psychoactive substance use among a diverse population of older adults. This includes improving the health of older adults living with substance use disorder and to increase the delivery of evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and harm reduction interventions. 

Substance Use & Comorbidity Lab

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Healthy Aging (The Molina Lab)

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Healthy Aging. The importance of mitochondria in essential biological functions cannot be understated. The Molina Lab focuses on understanding how mitochondrial function is related to aging and the development of age-related diseases.

The Molina Lab