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Welcome to the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging

The Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging is a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and evidence-based outreach and education about healthy aging. As a community-engaged center, we aim to be a premier local, regional, and nationally-recognized resource for discovery and application of research on biological, cognitive, psychological, social, and behavioral factors that lead to healthy and successful aging.

Director of Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging Candidate Interviews

Dr. Susan Bloomfield, Professor of Health and Kinesiology and Associate Dean for Research, will visit CSU January 28-29. She will give an open forum for campus on Tuesday, January 29, 9:30-11am in Room 308, Lory Student Center. She will hold a discussion with community members on Monday, January 28, 3-4pm. Please see flyers for more information:

Dr. Leanne Groban, Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine will visit CSU February 20-21. She will give an open forum for campus on Wednesday, February 20, 1-2:30pm in Room 386, Lory Student Center. She will hold a discussion with community members on Thursday, February 21, 1-2pm in Room 1423, Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging . Please see flyers for more information:

Dr. Nicole Ehrhart, Ross M Wilkins MD Limb Preservation Foundation University Chair in Musculoskeletal Oncology and Biology; Director, Laboratory of Comparative Musculoskeletal Oncology and Traumatology; and Professor, Surgical Oncology; Colorado State University will interview February 27-28. She will give an open forum for campus on Wednesday, February 27, 2-3:30 pm, in Room 386, Lory Student Center. She will hold a discussion with community members on Thursday, February 28, 9-10am in Room 1423, Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging. Please see flyers for more information:


News

Events

Innovations in Healthy Aging Research Speaker Series

Please join us for a monthly speaker series highlighting exciting and innovative research related to healthy aging. The times and dates vary by month, so please check the date and time. All talks are in 1418 Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging (in the CSU Health and Medical Building on the corner of College and Prospect). We are pleased to announce the first two presentations, and will be adding future presentations shortly. Click on the date to find out more about that talk.

More Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. WORKSHOP: "Tailoring Interventions to Help Caregiving Families." This workshop will prepare interventionists to develop an assessment-driven plan tailored for each caregiving family, and to identify when and how to use effective intervention strategies. The workshop provides assessment tools and treatment planning guides, and demonstrates how to use them in tailoring interventions. Commonly used strategies are demonstrated using a videotaped session as well as case discussion. The workshop is open to graduate students, faculty and community providers. Space is limited so please RSVP to healthyaging@colostate.edu. More information can be found on the workshop flyer.
  • Friday, March 1, 1-4 p.m., Room 1418, Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging. WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Bayes Factors in JASP*. Bayes factors are a useful method for testing the strength of evidence in favor of the null hypothesis - something that journals are increasingly asking for, but that p-values can't do. However, they are under-utilized in psychological and gerontological research. This statistics workshop will provide a brief refresher on frequentist statistics, teach the basic principles behind Bayesian statistics, learn how to conduct basic Bayesian analyses in JASP (attendees will need to download JASP from https://jasp-stats.org/), and learn how to report the results in the style of a journal article. It would be helpful to know how many people will attend, so if you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Dr. Brydges at Chris.Brydges@colostate.edu. *Note about what "JASP" means, and from the JASP website: In recognition of Bayesian pioneer Sir Harold Jeffreys, JASP stands for "Jeffrey's Amazing Statistics Program."

Research Participant Recruitment

Please click on the flyers below to find out how to participate in current research studies being conducted by faculty and students associated with the Center.