Welcome: From the Director

The Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development is an all-university Center, serving as a resource for the entire Duke University and Medical Center community, with 126 faculty members from a broad spectrum of departments, designated as Senior Fellows. The Offices of the Director and some of the most closely associated faculty and staff are located in the Busse Building of the Medical Center, adjacent to the main university campus. On a broader scale, a number of programs operating in the Aging Center and/or in the University at large assist Center investigators in the mission of the Center.

      Harvey J Cohen, MD
Harvey J. Cohen, MD
Walter Kempner Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for the Study of Aging
and Human Development


Seeking Postdoctoral Research Associate in Skeletal Muscle Biology



Professor Becca R. Levy. PhD, and Professor Thomas T. Perls, MD, PhD, are the winners of the 2013 Ewald W. Busse Awards. The awards were announced at a reception on June 25 at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics held in Seoul, Korea. Each winner presented a lecture as follows.

Becca R. Levy, PhDBecca R. Levy, PhD
Yale School of Public Health
Title of Lecture: Aging Self-Stereotypes: Obstacle or Pathway to Health?

Thomas T. Perls, MD, MPHThomas T. Perls, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics
Boston University of Medicine and Boston Medical Center
Title of Lecture: Human Exceptional Longevity