The Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging brings together clinicians and scientists from all departments at Mayo Clinic's three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota in a unique collaboration that leads to innovative ways of studying aging.

Research programs tackle aging population

The Kogod Center on Aging is launching a new generation of discovery at Mayo Clinic. The center is rapidly escalating projects and ideas to deepen knowledge about the biology of aging that will ultimately improve patient care and the quality of life for older adults.

The five research programs housed within the Kogod Center on Aging hope to change the way the health care system looks at the growing population of aging patients.

The five research programs within the Kogod Center on Aging are:

  • Aging Bone, Muscle and Joint
  • Aging, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome
  • Cellular Senescence
  • Healthy Aging and Independent Living
  • Regenerative Medicine and Aging

Because people age on many levels — biologically, psychologically, socially and spiritually — the Kogod Center on Aging understands that the study of aging demands a multidisciplinary and integrated approach.

One of the biggest strengths of the Kogod Center on Aging is the ability to conduct translational research. From initial discovery in basic science laboratories through clinical trials with patients, the center can conduct every phase of research in-house.

Center on Aging organizational structure

A generous founding gift in 2002 allowed Mayo Clinic to establish the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging. The center's grand opening was Oct. 29, 2008.

The central administrative office of the Kogod Center on Aging is located on the 7th floor of the Guggenheim Building on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn.

The Kogod Center on Aging also has a national presence, with research activities conducted at Mayo Clinic sites in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.