Stanford Medicine Longevity and Healthy Aging Research Consortium – draft
Welcome to the Stanford Longevity, Equity, and Aging Research Consortium (LEARN)
We advance transdisciplinary, multi-level research on longevity, and healthy aging for multi-cultural populations.
Projects and grant awardees
Discover the latest innovations and current projects in aging
Clarifying key research methodology issues
Diversity and Inclusion
Keynote address: Lloyd Minor, MD, Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine
Junior Investigator Accomplishments: Research projects solving pressing problems in aging
Congratulations to Dr. Jon Chen!
Jon’s lab recently published “Targeting repetitive laboratory testing with electronic health records: a pre-implementation study” in Clinical Biochemistry with funding from the SAGE Pilot Award Program.
Congratulations to Dr. Ngan Huang!
Ngan was recently awarded the 2022 CVI Recognition Award, which recognizes faculty members for their efforts to increase and celebrate diversity, contribute to fair and just practices for CVI members, and/or promote an environment of mutual respect, belonging, and inclusion.
Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Tamang!
Suzanne secured a faculty position and will build on her pilot research work thru the SAGE center.
Congratulations to Dr. Juan Banda!
Juan’s lab was recently awarded the 2022 Google Research Award for Inclusion Research for the project “Towards more equitable representation of Latin American Spanish natural language processing resources for social media mining of health-related applications”.
Virtual reality helps people with hoarding disorder practice decluttering
A first-of-its-kind study by Stanford Medicine researchers lets patients practice letting go of treasured objects in simulations of their own homes. A virtual reality simulation of a patient’s home can provide “a kind of stepping stone” toward discarding real-life possessions, according to Carolyn Rodriguez. A pilot study suggests that a virtual reality therapy that allows those with hoarding disorder to rehearse relinquishing possessions in a simulation of their own home could help them declutter in real life. The simulations can help patients practice organizational and decision-making skills learned in cognitive behavioral therapy and desensitize them to the distress they feel when discarding. The study was published in the October issue of the Journal of Psychiatric Research.