About Us


Welcome to the Stanford Successful Aging Blog and Portal.  Our goal is to promote a national dialog on Successful Aging and End of Life issues for diverse older adults and their families. We will be featuring video discussions, case studies, articles, latest updates in the field of aging. We hope you will join the conversation and participate in our blog.

About the Stanford iSAGE Web-based Mini-fellowship Training

The Stanford Internet-based Successful Aging (iSAGE) offers a an entirely web-based, video rich immersion training in the principles of successful aging and end of life for the general public as well as health workers. It is unique in that it allows learners to specialize in the health and health care of thirteen different ethno-cultural groups commonly seen in the US including:

  • African Americans,
  • Alaska Natives,
  • American Indians,
  • Asian Indian Americans,
  • Chinese Americans,
  • Filipino Americans,
  • Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders,
  • Hispanic/Latino Americans,
  • Hmong Americans,
  • Japanese Americans,
  • Korean Americans,
  • Pakistani Americans, and
  • Vietnamese Americans.

Join our web-based mini-fellowship:

Are you an adult member of the general public or a health professional interested in learning about Geriatrics and Palliative Care? You are eligible to apply to our iSAGE mini-fellowship. We currently have over 150 mini-fellows enrolled in iSAGE. Program highlights include video lectures from nationally recognized leaders and pioneers in the field of Successful Aging and End of life care. All mini-fellows participate in a secure interaction forum and have free ongoing dialog. Immersion learning is facilitated using quizzes and assignments. Skill training is accrued by completing a mentored field project in an area of specific interest to the mini-fellow. On successful completion, participants receive a certificate from Stanford University School of Medicine.

The iSAGE project is directed by Dr. VJ Periyakoil and a part of the larger e-Campus project. iSAGE is funded and supported in part by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)/ National Institutes of Health, the Dept of Veterans Affairs and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. iSAGE project is under the auspices of the Office of Diversity and Leadership, Stanford University School of Medicine.

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