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Year in Review: How Your Donation Works

With the holidays approaching and the season of gift giving upon us, we hope you will consider a gift to the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging.

Our mission is to develop solutions to challenges confronting health care and senior living as the population ages. Your gift will impact the lives of countless older adults here and all over the world.

Here are a few of our milestones:

• Our researchers have discovered a staggering amount of information about aging, including groundbreaking studies in accelerated and successful aging.

• Our findings have been published in the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals. There's rarely a week when our research is not featured in the world's important media, educating the aging population locally and globally.

• Four hundred people from the community attended the Symposium of the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging to learn more about senior living, aging in place, and senior care.

• More than eighty University of California San Diego students took part in the Design Competition to create innovative technology improving quality of life for older adults. Among the items students designed with input from San Diego seniors were a smart walker and insoles that can help prevent falls.

• To encourage budding researchers to consider a career in geriatrics, we trained eighteen medical students from across the country in the Medical Student Training in Aging Research program funded by the National Institute on Aging.

• We provided summer research internships under our unique Jackuelyn Harris High School Summer Training in Aging Research (HS STAR) for a group of enthusiastic high school students from The Preuss School UCSD for children who are first in their families to attend college. Numerous alumni of this program are now attending medical and graduate schools.

• We launched a new, national training program called Sustained Training on Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) a NIMH-funded, collaborative state-of-the-art research training program that aims to be at the forefront of mental health research in HIV and aging.

• Our free Stein public lectures, hosted by UC San Diego, attract about 150 older adults every month. These lectures are later broadcast on UCSD-TV, where they are among the most popular offerings. They are also available to watch online, where they have been viewed more than twenty-four million times.

 • We are a part of a UC San Diego team of researchers that received a $10 million grant from IBM to find better ways to detect memory loss to help seniors live in their own homes late into life.

All this progress was made possible by donors like you. Please make a gift to help sustain our programs in 2018. Thank you for your support!

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