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About the Hubbard Center for Aging

The Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging provides pivotal linkages between School of Nursing faculty researchers, nurses, other collaborating health care providers, and the community to foster partnerships around common aging-related research interests. The Center also strives to facilitate collaboration with community leaders serving underrepresented groups to foster and increase aging-related and older adults health disparities research.

Investigators with the Hubbard Center for Aging work to:

  • provide forums for idea exchange and consultation regarding grants and manuscript development related to aging and older adults research;
  • facilitate scholarly development and pilot study funding for early career faculty and trainees; and
  • provide a range of resources to advance research on the clinical care, well-being, and quality of life of older adults.

Our Center investigators are supported through various federal, national, and institutional grants. Doctoral and postdoctoral trainees have opportunities to develop qualitative and quantitative research skills in aging research through active participation with multidisciplinary research teams, as well as mentored projects. In addition, our Center has close ties with the:

These institutional relationships provide platforms for clinical and population-based research training and collaboration across a wide array of care contexts, including home health care, nursing home and assisted living care, outpatient geriatrics and memory care, and community-based services for older adults.

Our Center also benefits from and fosters other School of Nursing areas of research excellence, including the Interdisciplinary Sexual Health and HIV Research (INSHHR) Group and the Cancer and Palliative Care Research Group, where we have opportunities to engage with our School of Nursing content experts in these areas to help advance understanding of HIV/AIDS, cancer, and end-of-life care of older adults.

Learn more about our work by exploring our research projects or publications. We are currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows and tenure-track faculty members to join the center.

Core Center Members

Kathi L. Heffner, PhD

Kathi L. Heffner, PhD

Associate Chief of Research, URMC Division of Geriatrics and Aging
Director, Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging
Professor of Nursing, Medicine, and Psychiatry

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Maria QuiƱones-Cordero, PhD

Maria QuiƱones-Cordero, PhD

Associate Director of Center Activities, Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing
Faculty Diversity Officer, Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

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Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN

Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN

Postdoctoral Program Director
Core Faculty, Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging
Assistant Professor

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Interested in pursuing research at the University of Rochester School of Nursing? Connect with us to discuss postdoctoral and tenure-track faculty opportunities.

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