3. Aging for life *

Dramatically improve health, happiness, and quality of life during our older years

3.1 Cognitive healthspan expansion

Understand the neurological changes that occur during normal aging and explore what environmental and genetic factors drive exceptional cognitive health span, e.g., mapping cognitive outcomes to genotypes and lifestyle, utilize big data techniques to determine optimal individual wellness plans

3.2 Age as a platform to tackle chronic conditions

Integrate cutting-edge research on the biology of aging with emerging advances in data science and therapeutics to design innovative prevention, diagnostic and treatment approaches that reduce the prevalence and severity of chronic conditions

3.3 Next generation model for healthy aging

Partner with business and community leaders to create a state-of-the-art on campus senior living oasis that engages seniors, researchers, students and health professionals to co-develop solutions for families, communities and societies

3.4 The Age-in-Place revolution

Harness the power of collaborative care models, innovative technology and behavioral interventions to improve the quality of life and care for elders, e.g., develop easy-to-use body sensor network to remotely monitor disease status, empower grandparents and retirees as health care monitors

3.5 Regenerative medicine

Utilize therapeutic processes and technological innovations to safeguard against illness and improve disease prognosis, e.g., innovative technologies to regenerate tissues and restore vitality, neural transplants to replace brain function lost due to injury

* DRAFT: To be developed and refined.

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