Research & Education

Annual Symposia

The Age Wise Institute hosts an annual symposium to provide continuing education credit to physicians and highlight to the public. Early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders and diseases are focused topics. The program provides an innovative science and research demonstrating how to prolong a healthy lifespan and enjoy a better quality of life.

The first annual symposium was held at NUNM on January 23-24, 2016, recordings are available on our CE Library site.

For information on becoming an exhibitor, sponsor or community partner for this event, please contact Jeremy Sloan, CE Director.

Curriculum Development

Medical and nutrition students at NUNM enrich their experience of gerontology and prepare for a world of aging as they become healthcare professionals. A certificate in gerontology is being considered.


NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute and Geezer Gallery, a non-profit therapeutic arts organization, are collaborating to secure funding for a research project entitled Translational Research: Novel Interventions for Prevention and Treatment of Age-related Conditions. More research projects are being contemplated.

From 2013 to 2014 Geezer Gallery and OHSU undertook a collaborative research project on Capturing Time arts program. The findings revealed reduction in loneliness depression and anxiety, while social engagement and quality of life increased.

Community Education about Active-Aging and Resources

International Council on Active Aging

Portland State University: Institute on Aging

Oregon Geriatric Education Center

Age Friendly Portland

Oregon’s White House Conference on Aging

Healthy Aging Facts