This Center 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
- Basic science research (cell/molecular biology, stem cell research and regenerative
- 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
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More about the Center for Healthy Aging
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.
Research Institute Awards
Dr. Wendy Bollag and Dr. Mark Hamrick, were among six members of Augusta University’s
faculty recognized at the 2019 Augusta University Research Institute Awards on Friday,
Oct. 18. They received the Distinguished Researcher award.