Stein Institute for Research on Aging
Given the tremendous growth in the size of the population over aged 65 throughout the world, a significant need exists for scientific advancements that sustain and improve successful aging. The UC San Diego Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging serves as a catalyst in this process by focusing the world-renowned research talent at UC San Diego in an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and facilitating the healthy aging process.
The Stein Institute is dedicated to the development and application of the latest advances in biomedical and behavioral science knowledge to issues of successful aging and the prevention and reduction of the burden of disability and disease in late life.
More than 120 faculty researchers are a part of the Stein Institute, all with a wide range of expertise and representing multiple departments on the UC San Diego campus, ranging from bioengineering and biology to family and preventive medicine, ophthalmology and neurosciences. Together, these individuals are working together as a team to understand the complex aging process and various age-related diseases. In addition, the Stein Institute has recently focused its attention on studying successful aging. From the lab to the individual, these studies are focused on what goes right in the aging process, particularly pertaining to the brain. Studying health and well-being and how and why people age without significant impairments should be at least as important as studying why people become ill. Findings from these studies will lead to advances in preventive approaches to aging-related issues.