Why START in AHS?

AHS is the University hub for learning, discovery, and engagement in the area of health and well-being across the lifespan and throughout a diverse society. The profile of our undergraduate students makes AHS an ideal place to implement START. Undergraduate students in our college include 66% women, 15% African American, 15% Hispanics, and 30% first generation college students. AHS offers undergraduate students from across campus access to an “Interdisciplinary Minor in Aging”, as well as many opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in research in the health sciences.

The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability (CHAD) at AHS provides leadership in interdisciplinary research and engagement to support health and well-being across the lifespan, livable communities, and optimal living with disabilities. AHS is home to a number of faculty and research labs with interests in aging, including the Diversity Research Laboratory; Aging and Health Policy Lab; Physiology of Aging Lab; Adult Development, Adaptation, and Technology Laboratory; Aging and Neurocognition Lab; Human Factors and Aging Lab; Motor Control Research Lab; Aging and Diversity Lab, Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, and the Exercise Psychology Lab, among others' research groups without a formal lab name.