The NO-Age Centre is founded on the integration and synergy of multidisciplinary ageing researchers, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and comprehensive clinical links through the hospitals: The Akershus University Hospital (Ahus), The Telemark Hospital, and the Aldring og helse – Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste (Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health). The NO-Age team comprises an ‘International Advisory Board’, a ‘team of multi-disciplinary members’, and a ‘group of user/patient representatives’.
The ‘International Advisory Board’ consists of international leaders in the broad ageing research fields. The involvement of international network members will maximize an international influence and reputation of the NO-Age Centre. Our ‘team of multi-disciplinary members’ includes members from the UiO, the Oslo University Hospital (OUH), local hospitals and several international leading ageing researchers, with expertise that covers basic aging research and clinical aging research, as well as drug development and clinical trials, among others. We are fortunate to have several excellent female scientists in our team. We are dedicated to Patient/User involvement, and will invite representatives from the Norwegian Parliament, the Norwegian elderly cohort, and the health care media.
The team and the organizational structure have been made with prudence and much deliberation to ensure the achievement of our mission: ‘A Norwegian integrated, interdisciplinary, world-class centre for human ageing research, with a final goal to empower people to live longer, healthier, and more meaningful lives’.
Abbreviations: UiO, University of Oslo; Ahus, Akershus University Hospital; OUH, Oslo University Hospital; AHNCS, Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health.; UCPH, University of Copenhagen; ULC, University College London; SYSU, Sun Yat-sen University; NIPH, Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
New members in the ‘No-Age’ network will be updated periodically.