University of Nebraska Medical Center

Research Activities

Our division’s research strives to:

  • Develop research tools that advance collection and analysis of functional data in ambulatory older adults
  • Conduct research ranging from basic science to clinical trials to find the best interventions that improve older individual's functional status
  • Educate health professionals, patients and their families, and by doing the above, improve health care for a wide variety of medically and socially at-risk older adults
  • Help all older adults age successfully in body, mind and spirit


Learn about our clinical trials and how you can participate through UNMC.

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Research Awards

The division of geriatrics, gerontology and palliative medicine gratefully acknowledges the Kinman-Oldfield Family Foundation for support of two annual research awards - The Vada Kinman Oldfield Award for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and The Nancy and Ronald Reagan Scholarship Awards. These awards follow the directive of Colonel Barney Oldfield to support the initial efforts of junior faculty and students in investigating the cause, evaluation and treatment of late-life cognitive disorders.