age-related research. In 1989, about $59 million was given for general projects in aging; of this sum, about $15 million (25 percent of all funds for projects in aging) went for studies specifically devoted to research on aging. The balance supported services, education, and administrative support for age-related programs. Foundations providing major support for research on aging included the Commonwealth Fund, New York; the Charles A. Dana Foundation, New York; the John A. Hartford Foundation, New York; the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, California; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Illinois; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Jersey; the Weingart Foundation, California; and the Pew Charitable Trusts, Pennsylvania.

Information about state and local support of age-related research is difficult to obtain. A few states, such as California (through the statewide Academic Geriatric Research and Education Program) provide limited funds to support studies on aging. Local (city and county) support for research on aging could not be estimated because of the absence of any central source for such information.


Centers for Research on Aging Supported by the NIA
Centers for the Study of Alzheimer's Disease

The NIA has established centers for basic science and clinical studies in Alzheimer's disease at the following institutions:

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Texas

  • Case Western Reserve University, Ohio

  • Columbia University, New York

  • Duke University, North Carolina

  • Harvard University, Massachusetts

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

  • Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

  • University of California at San Diego

  • University of Kentucky

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

  • University of Washington

  • Washington University (St. Louis), Missouri

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