The Center for Healthy Aging is working to help the body repair itself as it grows synergy between the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and the community.

CHA has two primary parts: Musculoskeletal and Neuroscience. Each of these cross-cutting components include: 

  • Basic science research (cell/molecular biology, stem cell research and regenerative medicine)
  • Translational research (animal models, including rodents and large animals) 
  • Clinical research studies, including functional assessments and biomarkers

The Center for Healthy Aging is the only center of its kind in the Southeast that integrates research and clinical expertise in musculoskeletal, neurological, and orofacial repair to address critical unmet needs in the treatment and management of traumatic injury and degenerative disease.

Ultimately, the development of this Center will also require expansion of the clinical program in Geriatric Medicine with recruitment of a Section Chief in Geriatrics and one or two faculty slots. This will assist in development of the translational component of CHA and also establishment of a comprehensive Center where geriatric patients can come for their clinical care and also provide a pool for recruitment into clinical trials.

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Our Aging Infrastructure

December 15, 2017MCG Medicine

With age, the form and function of our bones and muscles drop off, putting us at increased risk for frailty and falls. Now researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are dissecting just what happens to the stem cells making these tissues that help keep us upright, with an eye on improving our health span.

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