The key objective of the Applied Clinical and Translational Research into Ageing (ACTRA) Group is to promote the health and independence of older people through research which:
- increase knowledge about novel risk factors and prognostic markers for common conditoins of older age
- facilitates the interaction between clinical and experimental researchers and provides training for students and staff interested in ageing-related research
- identifies personalised optimal treatment targets for relevant outcomes
- develops and tests new therapies, and undertakes lifestyle, clinical and service interventions that aim to improve the health and healthcare of ageing populations
The ACTRA Group was established in September 2013 as an academic collaboration between the University of Aberdeen and the NHS Grampian.