Gerontology at KU also includes other centers and programs that enrich the university’s expertise in aging. On the Lawrence campus, these include, the Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options in the School of Social Welfare; the Elder Law Program of the School of Law; School of Law, the New Cities Initiative, and the Osher; and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
In addition to these units, the vitality of campus interest in aging is also shown by research programs within departments that are led by members of the Center’s Associated Faculty.
The Gerontology Center has a complement at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The Landon Center on Aging is a state-funded interdisciplinary center that conducts, sponsors and supports the development of educational, clinical, and research programs related to aging. Most Center activities are carried out in partnership with other academic units of the Medical Center campus, including the schools of Allied Health, Medicine, and Nursing, and with affiliated institutions, such as area geriatric care centers and regional, VA Medical Centers.
Among these centers and programs there are numerous cross-affiliations, and we are proud to maintain that KU has one faculty in aging.