Dr. Sara Czaja will serve as lead principal investigator of a newly renewed grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging: CREATE V.
Initially funded in 1999, the goal of the “Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement” (CREATE) is to ensure that older adults can use and realize the benefits of technology for improving daily living. CREATE V will fund three key projects.
“We’ve matured and have a greater understanding of the issues and the nature of the populations we’re working with,” says Dr. Sara Czaja, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, WDOM. “Technology is increasingly being considered as a solution for the support needs of aging adults, and more technology products are marketed to seniors.”
CREATE V is a collaboration with Florida State University, University of Miami and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Its expanded footprint now also includes researchers from three Cornell campuses: Weill Cornell Medicine, including those with appointments in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, the departments of Neurology and Population Health Sciences, and Information Technology and Services; as well as Cornell Tech and Cornell Ithaca.
Dr. Czaja leads the Weill Cornell Center on Aging and Behavioral Research at Weill Cornell Medicine and is internationally renowned for her research on behavioral interventions for older adults, aging and technology, older adults in the workplace, and family caregiving. Dr. Czaja has received ongoing funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1995.