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in the Science of Aging

Aug 16
12:23 pm

Translating Research to Policy: Judy Salerno of the Institute of Medicine

by AFAR

Judy A. Salerno, MD, MS, is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide advice to the nation on matters related to health and health policy. Dr. Salerno has served extensively in the field of aging research throughout her career, working to improve geriatric care and opportunities for scientists and clinicians. Tell us about the Institute of Medicine Many are surprised to learn that the IOM operates outside of government and receives no appropriation for its work. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of…

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Jul 13
7:19 am

STEM Education for Women and Girls: Intel Foundation's Wendy Hawkins

by AFAR

Wendy Hawkins serves as executive director at the Intel Foundation, which is committed to improving math, science, technology and engineering education worldwide. Wendy oversees Intel Foundation's wide program of grants, many of which focus on increasing opportunities for girls, women, and under-represented minorities in STEM education. She is also responsible for the Intel Science Talent Search - the most prestigious high school science competition in the US, Intel International Science & Engineering Fair - the largest and most admired competition of its type in the world. Tell us about the goals of the Intel Foundation. The Intel Foundation works to…

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May 20
7:10 am

Women in the Industry: Drs. Catherine Coulouvrat and Odile Piot-Grosjean

by AFAR

This month, AFAR showcases two women who have transformed their scientific knowledge from the lab and the clinic to excel in the pharmaceutical industry: Catherine Coulouvrat, MD, and Odile Piot-Grosjean, PhD. Both are leaders at sanofi-aventis in the Aging Therapeutic Strategic Unit, a department that is rethinking how to develop and deliver treatments to the aging population. Drs. Coulouvrat and Piot-Grosjean joined us to discuss their roles in connecting healthcare needs with real treatment options, as well as their experiences as women in science. Tell us about the ‘Aging Therapeutic Strategy Unit’ at sanofi-aventis. The Therapeutic Strategic Unit …

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Apr 14
1:56 pm

Advocating for Women in Science: Dr. Joan M. Herbers

by AFAR

Dr. Joan M. Herbers is a professor at Ohio State and president of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). Dr. Herbers is leading a new three-year AWIS strategic plan that will include strengthening advocacy, breaking down barriers and growing capacity of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Herbers currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband of 26 years and their two children. Tell us a little bit about AWIS.The Association for Women in Science is a national advocacy organization devoted to advancing careers for all women in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). We…

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Mar 4
7:49 am

Women in Science Research: Dr. Reisa Sperling

by AFAR

Neurologist and AFAR grantee Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc, heads the Alzheimer’s disease and neuroimaging programs at three top research institutions in Boston. AFAR talked with Dr. Sperling about her current research on early interventions for Alzheimer’s disease and scientific career in the field of aging.     Tell us a little bit about yourself and the work you are currently doing. I am a behavioral neurologist, who has been working in aging and Alzheimer's disease clinical research for about 14 years. My current research is focused on understanding the basis of memory dysfunction in cognitive aging…

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