About the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
The USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work is honored to host the 2012 International Conference on Aging in the Americas.
The USC Roybal Institute builds upon the USC's longstanding tradition of creating socially relevant research, innovating educational practices, influencing policymaking, fostering community-university partnerships and sharing best practices with direct service providers.
The USC Roybal Institute maintains a strong interdisciplinary focus, with collaborations among faculty and professionals in such fields as gerontology, psychology, preventive medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, oncology, American studies and ethnicity, and public policy. The institute is located in the Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services in the USC School of Social Work.
The USC Roybal Institute is dedicated to translational research and training that promotes and sustains optimal physical, mental, and social functioning of older persons from low-income and multiethnic backgrounds so they may age successfully in their communities.
William A. Vega, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, 2012 International Conference on Aging in the Americas
Karen D. Lincoln, PhD
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