The Duke Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA) will continue its highly synergistic interdisciplinary environment to develop faculty in aging and to foster important research breakthroughs, particularly in the overlapping areas of biodemography (i.e. biological and biomedical demography of aging), life course studies of health and well-being across the life span, and intergenerational studies, including the transmission of health and longevity. These activities will be supported by a strong administrative Core that provides central cohesive clerical, technical and research services;programming to support pilot research initiatives and advanced training for doctoral and postdoctoral students;and innovative interinstitutional networks that will enable the continuation of collaboration and training in the region. A key resource to be developed is a statistical data enclave to improve the distribution of useful public data that protect the confidentiality of study subjects.

Public Health Relevance

The CPHA will advance understanding of the determinants of healthy aging and longevity by developing new research areas, supporting and enlarging the world's community of demographic scientists, and developing new mathematical and statistical methods for the analysis of data related to the biodemogaphy of aging as well as data management services.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
2P30AG034424-06
Application #
8743499
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1)
Program Officer
Haaga, John G
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
6
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Duke University
Department
None
Type
Organized Research Units
DUNS #
City
Durham
State
NC
Country
United States
Zip Code
27705
Snyder-Mackler, Noah; Somel, Mehmet; Tung, Jenny (2014) Shared signatures of social stress and aging in peripheral blood mononuclear cell gene expression profiles. Aging Cell 13:954-7