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Investigations of the fundamental changes during aging which lead to impaired immunity and increased susceptibility to cancer, depressions in the physiologic status of important organ systems and decline in brain function. Specifically focusing on the altered inflammatory status in peripheral tissues and in the brain with an emphasis on interactions among cholinergic systems, inflammatory cytokine systems and anti-inflammatory modalities.
Evaluation of strategies to reverse the phenotype of aging, such as investigations to determine neurohumoral and genetic characteristics of geriatric hypertension and other contributors to vascular stiffness and the integrated assessment of blood flow and metabolic regulation in both aging and diseased skeletal muscle.
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Studies that test interventions to improve outcomes, mainly focusing on medical informatics and computerized clinical systems with respect to decision support tools and collection of data for surveillance, analysis, and program evaluation.
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Russell Richardson, PhD
Associate Director for Research