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Released: 2-Dec-2020 2:20 PM EST
Rutgers Institute for Health Receives $10M to Study Health and Well-Being in New Jersey
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

The Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research has received $10 million in funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Rutgers University to support the New Jersey Population Health Cohort study – the largest study to date to explore factors that influence health and well-being in New Jersey.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT
The Future of Precision Medicine
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Precision medicine is a rapidly growing approach to health care that focuses on finding treatments and interventions that work for people based on their genetic makeup, rather than their symptoms. Zeeshan Ahmed, director of the new Ahmed Lab at Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, discusses the future of precision medicine, what needs to be done to successfully analyze the data necessary to develop individualized treatments and the role genetics play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Family relationships impact cognitive health of older Chinese immigrants
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A study by researchers at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research provides new evidence of the impact of family relationships on the cognitive health of older Chinese immigrants in the United States.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Rutgers Institute for Health Names Mariana Figueiro Director for New Center for Healthy Aging
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Mariana Figueiro, director of the Lighting Research Center, joins the Rutgers University community on Sept. 1 to lead two new programs focused on aging and on sleep and circadian research.

Released: 7-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Rutgers researchers develop tool to predict self-neglect in older Chinese adults
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Researchers at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research have developed a new assessment tool that could help predict whether older Chinese adults will experience self-neglect.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST
New Tool Could Help Families Check on Older Loved Ones Over the Holidays
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A new study shows a tool developed by Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research is able to accurately predict whether older adults living in the community might be neglecting themselves.

Released: 22-Nov-2019 4:15 AM EST
Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

The New Jersey Population Health Cohort Study, now in the design phase, will collect biometrics, survey responses and other granular data over time on major outcomes such as stress, resilience, trauma and cognitive function from a broad cross-section of the population across multiple generations, with additional targeting of low-income residents and diverse immigrant groups.

Released: 14-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Does age at migration matter when it comes to mental health?
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A new study published in The Gerontologist examined whether people who migrate later in life have poorer mental health than those who migrate earlier in life, and whether factors like socioeconomic status, physical health, language skills, and family and social relationships might play a role in that.

Released: 11-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

The findings of the study by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research underscore the need for culturally targeted interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco use, manage chronic disease and screen for lung cancer.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 9:00 PM EDT
Rutgers-Led Collaborative Awarded $3.6M NIH Grant to Build Infrastructure for Minority Aging Research
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

The award will allow the New Jersey Minority Aging Collaborative (NJMAC), led by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, to build the infrastructure necessary to enable minority older adults across the state to participate in clinical studies. This will provide researchers and the community with more relevant information and ultimately serve to improve health equity in New Jersey.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Close Intergenerational Relationships Protect Aging Immigrants’ Health and Minimize Caregivers’ Stress
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Filial piety – the traditional value of caring for one's elders – is central to the Chinese concept of family and has long shaped intergenerational relationships, daily life, and well-being, for older Chinese adults. The intersection of Eastern values and Western norms

Released: 9-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Researchers Develop Custom Data Collection System to Improve Health Disparity Research
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Rutgers researchers develop web-based data collection and management system that addresses linguistic and cultural barriers for researching minority populations.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Poor Oral Health Linked to Cognitive Decline, Perceived Stress, Rutgers Studies Find
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Oral health is an essential part of psychological well-being and overall health in older adults. Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life, depression, hypertension, and cognitive decline.

Released: 19-Aug-2019 10:50 AM EDT
Chinese Americans Face Increased Risk of Elder Abuse, Rutgers Studies Find
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Not enough is being done to prevent elder abuse in the Chinese American community, according to four new Rutgers studies published in the current edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Released: 12-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Rutgers Releases Comprehensive Report on How Cultural Factors Affect Chinese Americans' Health
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Rutgers researchers present an unprecedented exploration of cultural factors concerning Chinese Americans' health in a special edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Seventeen research papers study elder abuse, cognitive function, psychological well-being, social relationships, and health behaviors among more than 3,000 Chinese Americans aged 60 and older.


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