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Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care Research Collaborations

The Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care is fortunate to have multiple collaborations with researchers at UC San Diego conducting aging-related studies and projects. Some of our collaborators include:


The Center for Healthy Aging, Stein Institute for Research on Aging

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging & Senior Care

The Center for Healthy Aging demonstrates the commitment that UC San Diego has made to the area of healthy aging. An important goal of the Center is to bring together groups at UC San Diego that are conducting clinical care or research in the area of healthy aging. Dr. Jeste is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist and one of the world's leading experts in the field of aging. For over 10 years, Dr. Jeste has also been director of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging, an Organized Research Unit with 135 faculty members from different departments within the UCSD School of Medicine. At the Stein Institute, Dr. Jeste and colleagues' work has focused on successful cognitive, physical, and emotional aging at the clinical, translational, and basic science levels.

Research at the Center


The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit

Ted Chan, M.D.
Department of Emergency Medicine

Vaishal Tolia, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

As a result of $11.8 million in funding provided by philanthropists Gary and Mary West, UC San Diego created The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit to provide state-of-the-art emergency care to older adults and enable a multi-year medical research initiative in partnership with the West Health Institute.

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