New Director of International Longevity Center - US

Ursula M. Staudinger, PhD, a distinguished scholar and academic leader in the field of lifespan and aging research, joined the Mailman School of Public Health as the founding director of a new Aging Center at Columbia and professor of Sociomedical Sciences on July 1, 2013. With this appointment, the legacy of Robert N. Butler and the International Longevity Center (ILC) will find a new home and a prosperous future. The ILC and the membership in the ILC Global Alliance will form an important part of the Center. For further details, please visit



On International Women's Day, Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic was awarded with the Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Dominican Government gives to women.


Journalists from around the US are invited to apply for this year’s Age Boom Academy, The Future of Work: New Technology and an Aging Workforce to be held May 31 – June 2 at Columbia Journalism School in NYC.

Columbia Aging Center at the Mailman School of Public Health has honored 13 NYC employers for having policies and practices that help them to hire, engage and retain workers over age 50.

The first edition of the TV programme “Sem Censura” in 2018, a traditional talk show of TV Brasil, counted on the participation of our technical director Ina Voelcker.

The third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, published online in December 2017, includes a chapter co-authored by Ina Voelcker and Alexandre Kalache, both of ILC-BR.