The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is a charitable, non-profit organization tackling some of the biggest issues facing an aging population. By advancing research and driving innovation, we push the envelope to find and share solutions that make a difference to older adults everywhere.
The RIA is an innovation catalyst. The impact of research can take decades to realize, but the RIA’s unique approach of integrating research, education, and practice enables learnings to be applied in real-time in real-life settings. This investment in driving practice-relevant research, combined with knowledge mobilization, is what sets the RIA apart. Research questions are shaped by the realities and needs of older adults, care partners, health professionals, and educators. The results influence practice and policy, and inform education and training.