Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA)

The Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA) promotes translational research on aging, including the development, implementation, and dissemination of innovative, evidence-based intervention programs.

CITRA was founded in 1993 as an Edward R. Roybal Center funded by the National Institute on Aging.

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Retirees learn about sustainable energy during recent field trip to a solar-powered residence as part of the RISE program.

Participants in the Retirees in Service of the Environment (RISE) Program

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Karl Pillemer in conversation with 87-year old alumna Helen Rosenblatt for The Legacy Project: Older Americans offer tips and advice on surviving and thriving.

CITRA’s objectives are to:

  • Promote community-based, translational research on the problems affecting older people
  • Develop innovative methods to bridge the gap between research and practice
  • Encourage community–researcher partnerships in the field
  • Create a network of investigators committed to translational research on aging
  • Improve the translation of research findings into programs and policies that benefit older persons
  • Strengthen evidence-based practice in the field of aging