• The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive here

international University down arrow

CVl Annual Review

CVl Annual Review

Charting Our Progress is CVL’s annual review, with archives available

Logo cvl Logo dallas


Researchers at the Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas are working together to address one of the greatest challenges facing our society: ensuring the long-term cognitive health and vitality of our citizens. With your support, our dedicated team can advance the frontiers of aging-mind research and make discoveries that will lead to improved health and well-being for life. We welcome your contributions to further our progress.


CVL Fund

Provides the core support that allows the Center for Vital Longevity to support the six research labs with high-tech equipment and other vital resources as soon as the needs are identified.

Director’s Research Circle

The Director’s Research Circle (DRC) is the giving society for the Center for Vital Longevity.

By making a minimum gift of $2,500 annually, donors are recognized as members of the Director’s Research Circle and are invited to private receptions, lectures and dinners with internationally recognized scientists three to four times a year.

Fellowship Fund

Provides research and travel support for the Center’s graduate and post-doctoral trainees. In addition to publishing their research findings in scientific literature, Center scientists present the findings in talks and at national and international conferences, collaborating and networking with peers and gaining advice from experts.

Director’s Fund

Supports and enhances research in each of the Center’s six research laboratories.

Sallie Asche Fund

The Center for Vital Longevity has established the Sallie Asche Fund for Vital Aging in honor of cherished friend and supporter Sarah P. Asche. The endowment will honor Sallie’s commitment to the Center’s research by:

– Providing travel support or poster awards for scientists from across the world to attend or present their posters at UT Dallas conferences that feature lectures or research on the science of the aging mind; or

– Supporting lectures or research on the science of the aging mind.

Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference

This biennial conference is attended by approximately 200 researchers from across the U.S. as well as by various international research groups, who are focused on the cognitive neuroscience of aging to share their latest discoveries and insights through invited and submitted platform talks and poster presentations. For ways to support this conference with your generous contribution, please click here.