Become a CEA Member

Members of the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging (CEA) enjoy a wealth of benefits and access to valuable resources. Membership creates opportunities to grow professionally; exchange information and research findings among different health care disciplines; and engage in meaningful work that will shape the future of health care for older adults, families and caregivers.

Here’s what member Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD, a neurologist at Rush, said about the CEA after Rush launched the first clinic in Chicago dedicated to treating epilepsy in older adults:

“Without your support, connections and great ideas, none of this could have happened. I am very lucky to have your help and am honored to be part of the CEA family!”

Not a CEA Member? Join Today!

The Center welcomes professionals and students from a multitude of disciplines

Once complete, a registration confirmation will be e-mailed to you.

As a member, you too can see innovative ideas turn into realities. You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from the following:


  • Join a Core to collaborate with colleagues on CEA projects
  • Bring project ideas/products to CEA members for feedback
  • Find collaborators for interprofessional aging projects


  • Quarterly meetings to discuss Rush aging endeavors and further develop partnerships
  • Quarterly newsletter about aging-related topics, events and partnerships
  • Annual symposium to showcase projects

Support for Career and Project Development

  • Letter of support for grant proposals from the CEA
  • Consultation on aging-friendly program development or grant writing
  • Access to older adult community members to participate in studies
  • Mentoring, leadership and career development in geriatric careers
  • Pilot grants for translational research

Future Services for Aging-Related Member Projects

  • Administrative support for grant submission and implementation
  • Transportation/parking for study participants
  • Statistical support
  • Mock study sections