Italy: CNR Centre on Ageing,

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Keith Percy

The CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) Centre on Ageing is located in the University of Padova, School of Medicine. Since its inception, the main mission of the Centre has been to plan, conduct and co-ordinate research on epidemiology of aging, health services utilization and age-associated metabolic disorders. In particular, several ongoing studies collect data on the health and socioeconomic status of older individuals and on their access and use of health services. One of the aims of the research conducted in the Center is to provide health policy makers with data relevant for the planning and the implementation of preventive and therapeutic interventions at the regional level in Veneto (North East of Italy). In collaboration with other CNR Institutes, governmental agencies and scientific organizations it develops protocols and instruments for studies of the elderly and organizes training and courses for investigators in the field of aging. Main research areas: 1 Dementia, 2 Osteoporosis, 3 Diabetes, 4 Cardiovascular disease.

UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA Via 8 Febbraio, 2 - 35122 Padova P.I. 00742430283 C.F. 80006480281