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Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA)

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The Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA) will address several facets of geriatric patient care. These include such issues as how communication between geraitric patients and their doctors can be improved, how community service agencies can better help families with depressed older relatives, and how psychotherapy and physical therapy can be united to treat suffering patients.

CITRA is funded with $1.9 million from the National Institute of Aging (NIA), one of four Edward R. Roybal Centers funded nationwide this year. A collaboration of the fields of social science, clinical research and mental health, the institute embraces social scientists from Cornell¿s Ithaca campus, research clinicians in geriatric medicine at the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Manhattan, and researchers at the Psychiatric Division of the Cornell Institute for Geriatric Psychiatry in Westchester County, N.Y.