CDHA Celebrates 20 Years with Symposium

In 1999, the National Institute on Aging awarded UW–Madison a center grant to support demography of health and aging research—and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging was born.

The CDHA 20th Anniversary Symposium gave current and past affiliates, students, and staff an opportunity to reflect on the center’s rich history and to recognize a few of the key people responsible for CDHA’s establishment and continued success as a research center.

A special thank you to guest presenters Bob Hauser (CDHA’s first director), Janet Clear (Social Science Research Services director), Deborah Carr and John Robert Warren (former graduate students), Alberto Palloni (former CDHA director), Jim Raymo (former T32 training director), and Jack Solock (former director of DISC), and to former UW Sociology professor David Featherman and several current CDHA faculty and staff who shared comments and memories. We also heard from CDHA affiliates Bill Buckingham, Michal Engelman, Eric Grodsky, and Carol Roan on the future of aging research. Flash presentations by postdoctoral researchers Katie Jajtner and Joseph Clark, and PhD students Jessica Polos, Nathan Seltzer, and Leafia Ye provided a glimpse of exciting health and aging research by the next generation of investigators.

We look forward to the next 20 years!

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