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Expert in the News: Ana Maria Cuervo elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 06
2019

Expert in the News: Ana Maria Cuervo elected to National Academy of Sciences

AFAR congratulates Anna Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD on her election into the esteemed National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Cuervo is a 2008 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient and 2000 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grant for Junior Faculty recipient. She also serves as Co-Director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for which AFAR serves as the Coordinating Center. This year, the National Academy of Sciences, a private, nonprofit institution established in 1863, elected 100 new members and 25 foreign associates “in recognition of their distinguished…

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Grantee in the News: Joe Verghese in NY Times on social dancing and delaying dementia

May 06
2019

Grantee in the News: Joe Verghese in NY Times on social dancing and delaying dementia

Grantee in the News: Joe Verghese in NY Times on social dancing and delaying dementia On April 30th 2019, The New York Times  featured insights from AFAR experts Joe Verghese, MBBS in an article about the long term health benefits of dance. The article references a study led by Verghese’s team, which found that social dancing may decrease the risk of developing dementia. Dr. Verghese is a 2004 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging  scholar. Read “Is Dancing the Kale of Exercise?” here. 

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