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Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging

Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging


Learn about Kiha's research groups

KIHA brings together key strengths from around campus to meet the growing needs of an aging population here in Denver and throughout the nation. Designed to address complex problems in depth, the Institute builds on DU's dedication to the public good by supporting research and scholarship on aging in a variety of disciplines. Lab scientists, social workers, psychologists, lawyers, education specialists, business faculty members and others are routinely involved. The work of the Institute is truly collaborative work, leveraging the assets of the DU community in the discovery and design of knowledge and engagement across our campus and around the world. Learn more about our research groups here.  

KIHA Presents chalk talks

The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging will present monthly Chalk Talks for faculty and students interested in aging. These talks are specifically about current and future work related to aging and are meant to help foster new collaborations between faculty. Our goal is for the faculty to participate both in giving the talks as well as being an active and helpful audience. Faculty can feel free to invite students who are interested in aging. In March, Dr. Guido Vacano from KIHA will present his research on "CRMP2 and the Alzheimer Disease Puzzle".

DATE: Tuesday, March 5, 2018

TIME: Noon until 1 pm

LOCATION: ECS Building Room 510 Rotunda Event Space

RSVP: Here

Pizza will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Mary Cullen via email: [email protected] or phone: 303.871.6686. 

Future Dates and Presenters

4/2/2019            Robin Tinghitella and Shannon Murphy (Biology)
5/7/2019            Leanne ten Brinke (Psychology)
6/4/2019            Jennifer Greenfield (GSSW)


On Friday, April 13, 2018 KIHA hosted the first COCARE State of Aging Conference. COCARE is a group of Colorado Universities united in research, service and education to address the challenges of aging. This group first came together in September of 2017 when Dr. Granholm-Bentley convened a meeting of area universities with programs in aging. The original participating universities were the University of Denver, Regis University, CU Anschutz, CSU Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging, CU Boulder Healthy Aging Project, and the UCCS Aging Center. To learn more about COCARE and the State of Aging Conference, please see the Spring 2018 newsletter.

Visit Us!

The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA) is a new multi-disciplinary institute on the University of Denver campus with a vision to improve the quality in life, wellness and community.

We are on the 5th floor of the Engineering and Computer Science Building and hope that you will visit us in person or online. Our physical and online space are evolving as we work on fulfilling our mission and associated five strategic objectives.

Thank you for celebrating the grand opening of the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging at the University of Denver on October 15, 2016. We had a great time and hope that you did too.

 KIHA staff on stairs