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Our History

The Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence, housed in the University of Iowa's College of Nursing, is leading the way to support and improve the care of older adults throughout Iowa and beyond. As the only gerontological center at the University of Iowa, the Csomay Center is built on a strong, 20-year foundation of funding and stands as a national model for centers of its kind. The Csomay Center began in 2000 as one of the five original Hartford Centers in the country. The John A. Hartford Foundation seed funding helped launch the Center as a leader in geriatric research.

The Csomay Center is uniquely positioned; not only is the college at the forefront of aging-related research, education, and practice, but it also is located in a state that ranks fourth in the nation for people aged 75 and older, and second in the nation for people aged 85 and older. One goal of the Csomay Center is to ensure that the future of the University of Iowa gerontological excellence is as bright as the past.

Mission and Vision Statement

2022-2027 Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Csomay Center 2021- 2022 Annual Report

The 2021-2022 Annual Report highlights recent Csomay Center activities and accomplishments.