Robert Kasirer has held several leadership positions in the nursing home industry, including an executive role at Golden State Health Centers, Inc. Leveraging his experience, Robert Kasirer serves as a member of the External Advisory Board at the University of Pennsylvania’s (Penn) Institute on Aging.
Founded in 1979, the Penn Institute on Aging seeks to enhance the well-being of seniors through clinical research and educational programs on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Led by Dr. John Q. Trojanowski, some 300 fellows from 12 Penn schools and outside institutions conduct research on age-related issues such as neurodegenerative diseases, longevity, law, public policy, economics, and nursing.
In 2012, the Penn Institute on Aging received the second highest amount of research funding from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging. Current research by the Penn Institute on Aging includes studies on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, age-related inflammation, and cancer.