Organization

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The Lc65+ study is being conducted by the Health services research unit of the Lausanne University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), which is associated to the Community Health and Medicine Department (DUMSC) at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).

The study is conducted with the collaboration of the Geriatrics and Geriatric Rehabilitation Service, the Community Health and Medicine Department, the University Medical Ambulatory Center, and the Internal Medicine Department of the CHUV.

Principal investigator

Prof. Brigitte Santos-Eggimann MD, DrPH, MPH
Head of Health services unit
Institut of Social and Preventive Medicine
Route de la Corniche 10, CH-1010 Lausanne
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Scientific Committee

  • Prof. B. Santos-Eggimann
    University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Christophe Büla
    Geriatrics and Geriatric Rehabiliation Service, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Jacques Cornuz
    University Medical Ambulatory Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Jean-François Demonet
    Service of Neurology, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Peter Vollenweider
    Internal Medicine Department, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Armin Von Gunten
    Service of Old Age Psychiatry, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Gérard Waeber
    Internal Medicine Department, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland

Funding

Since its start in 2004, the Lc65+ study has been funded exclusively by public funds.

The following institutions have contributed:

  • City of Lausanne
  • Public Health Department of the Vaud canton, Lausanne
  • Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
  • Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), CHUV, Lausanne
  • Community Medicine and Health Department (DUMSC), CHUV, Lausanne
  • Geriatrics and Geriatric Rehabilitation Service, CHUV, Lausanne
  • Ambulatory Medical Policlinic (PMU), Lausanne
  • Loterie Romande
  • Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne
  • Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research (SNF)
 

Lc65+ study

The Lausanne cohort 65+ (Lc65+) study is a research platform that aims to gain new knowledge on frailty in the general population from the age of 65 years onwards. Manifestations of frailty, medical and psycho-social risk factors, and the effects of frailty on health, functional status, and use of health services are central to the research conducted in the Lc65+ project.

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