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Geriatrics Research

Our division conducts research in many areas to help improve health care for the geriatric population. Areas of focus include the following:

Geriatrics Health Services Research Group (Jonathan Nebeker, MD; Randall Rupper, MD, MPH) focuses on medical informatics and computerized clinical systems with respect to decision support tools and collection of data for surveillance, analysis, and program evaluation.

Translational Vascular Physiology Lab (Anthony Donato; PhD, Lisa Lesniewski, PhD) studies the cellular and molecular etiology of changes in vascular function in both aging and age-related vascular diseases in human and animal arteries and associated cell types.

Utah Vascular Research Laboratory (Markus Amann, PhD; Russ Richardson, PhD; D. Walter Wray, PhD; Kanokwan "Mandy" Bunsawat, PhD; Ryan Broxterman, PhD; and Joel Trinity, PhD) studies the link between vascular and skeletal muscle function in vivo. Recent studies have focused on the role of oxidative stress in the dysregulation of skeletal muscle metabolism and vascular control with healthy aging, as well as in disease states such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF).

Research conferences are also held monthly.