CREATE Overview

CREATE is a multidisciplinary and collaborative center founded in 1999. It is dedicated to ensure that the benefits of technology can be realized by older adults to support and enhance the independence, productivity, health, safety, social connectedness and quality of life of older people.

The center strives to develop and evaluate interventions and design solutions to promote successful technology adoption among older adults.

CREATE represents a consortium of five universities:



Thursday, November 17, 2022

Congratulations to George Mois! George was selected as the recipient of the inaugural CREATE Trainee Pilot Grant Award. The Trainee Pilot Grant program was created to support research by post-doctoral fellows, post-graduate clinical training fellows (PD/MD), or those currently enrolled in a PhD program. The proposed research must have been related to the focus and goals of CREATE. George's proposed research was entitled, “Leveraging Presence through Virtual Reality to Support Social Connectivity”. This was a competitive application process – well done George!

Friday, July 29, 2022

GREAT NEWS! The CREATE Team is proud to announce that the Center has been awarded a five-year, $14.7 million renewal grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to continue their work on employing emerging and existing technologies to help promote the well-being, quality of life and independence of diverse populations of older adults and provide support for older adults with cognitive impairments. The new grant, CREATE V, is the fifth grant awarded to the CREATE Center since 1999 and will support the research collaboration at Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Florida State University, and the University of Miami.
To view each site-relevant press release, click the links below!
Weill Cornell Medicine
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Florida State University

Monday, June 6, 2022

CREATE's Neil Charness was featured in an article from the American Psychological Association about the leading role that psychologists are playing in creating more age-friendly university environments to expand learning opportunities for older adults. To read more about Dr. Charness and his students' contributions in designing solutions to support aging adults, as well as the work being performed across the U.S. to promote a more age-friendly nation, click here!

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