HealthyWorkplaces Researchers attended the UC Berkeley Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit

Isabelle Thibau, MPH

Researcher
Staff Coordinator

Victor Villalobos

Graduate Student Researcher

The UC Berkeley Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit, on August 17, highlights the educational and research mission of the University of California (UC) and its diverse and significant impact on improving the well-being of older adults. In addition to emerging research and technology updates by leading UC researchers, the program includes an overview of student and older adult education at UC Berkeley, poster sessions of student research, technology innovations, and the presentation of the Paola S. Timiras Memorial Award for Aging Research.

The goal of the innovation summit is to foster the cross-pollination of ideas and help forge new collaborations between UC researchers and leaders in industry, government, and the not-for-profit sectors, while exposing students and key stakeholders alike to a vision of healthy aging.

The Summit is hosted by several UC Berkeley aging research and education programs: Center for Research and Education in Aging (CREA), Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS), Center for Technology and Aging (CTA), OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations, and the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA).

HealthyWorkplaces core researcher Isabelle Thibau and graduate student researcher Victor Villalobos attended the one-day event. Victor submitted a poster to the summit and presented his work on sedentary behavior (Aging, Sedentary Behaviors and Workplaces: An Opportunity for Gravitational Pull) during the poster sessions. 

In tandem with the summit’s objective to cross-pollinate innovative ideas in aging and senior care between different sectors, the HealthyWorkplaces will continue its research endeavors to reinvent the workplace for better worker health and well-being.