Director's Message

Dear Colleagues, Researchers, and Friends,

It is with great enthusiasm that I step into the role of Interim Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity (ISL) at Florida State University. I am honored to lead this esteemed institute as we continue our mission to advance research and understanding in the field of aging, aiming to improve the quality of life for older adults.

At the Institute for Successful Longevity, we are committed to fostering a multidisciplinary approach to aging research. Our work spans various domains, including health, cognition, mobility, financial security, and more, reflecting the complexity and richness of the aging process. By drawing on the expertise of researchers from across Florida State University and beyond, we aim to uncover new insights and develop practical interventions that support successful aging.

The next few years promise to be an exciting period of growth and innovation for the ISL. We are launching several new initiatives to expand our research capabilities and impact. Among these are the establishment of three new working groups: the Advanced Technology Working Group, the Clinical Research Working Group, and the Basic Science Working Group. These groups will identify research opportunities, address existing gaps and needs, and organize activities to propel our work forward. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science, alongside clinical research, we aim to make significant strides in our understanding and support of aging populations.

Our success is built on the dedication and collaboration of our outstanding faculty, researchers, and partners. I am continually inspired by the innovative work being done here at ISL and am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of aging research and work towards creating a world where longevity is not just about living longer, but living well.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement with the Institute for Successful Longevity. I look forward to working with all of you as we embark on this journey together.

Warm regards,

Zhe He, PhD

Interim Director, Institute for Successful Longevity 
Florida State University