AgeAlive is a recently established program within Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. We seek to leverage and expand MSU's assets related to aging, including research, education, training, service and outreach spanning all disciplines across all MSU units that are addressing major aging issues. AgeAlive will establish, coordinate, and showcase a cohesive aging network that benefits all affiliates including students and community engaged partners, promotes holistic well-being throughout the lifespan, and is widely known and respected.
Our objectives include:
Why is this important?
The U.S. population is rapidly aging which has wide-ranging impacts on all of us including MSU faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, and students. It provides an opportunity to engage in making a positive difference at individual, community, and global levels. AgeAlive will directly impact MSU's local, national, and global influence and reputation, particularly for eldercare workforce and healthcare quality, outcomes, policy and cost issues and the socio-cultural agescape. Such a program will lead to new collaborations that will ultimately increase external research funding and position MSU for NIH Center funding. It will also attract major donors and foundation funding in support of a wide array of programming.
Clare Luz, PhD, was appointed Director in December, 2017. She is a nationally recognized gerontologist with extensive clinical and research experience in the aging field, particularly related to the eldercare workforce and the intersection of the arts, humanities, and health. The AgeAlive Advisory Board is comprised of MSU faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and community members.