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Board Member in the News: Jay Olshansky on Medicare and Age-Related Diseases in Bloomberg

Dec 7
2017

Board Member in the News: Jay Olshansky on Medicare and Age-Related Diseases in Bloomberg

  On December 6, 2017, Bloomberg spotlighted Board Member S. Jay Olshansky, PhD in an opinion piece arguing that Medicare could be adjusted to fit better with the realities of our biology and noting the range of chronic diseases associated with and driven by aging. In “Medicare Should Start at 50,” Bloomberg notes: Just being over 50 is a major risk factor for everything from diabetes to colon cancer to detached retinas. It’s as if the warranty on your body expires. This is not just a casual observation. S. Jay Olshansky, a researcher who studies aging at the University of…


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Webinar Recording: Incorporating Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency into Aging Projects

Dec 7
2017

Webinar Recording: Incorporating Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency into Aging Projects

  A recording is now available of the webinar, "INCORPORATING RIGOR, REPRODUCIBILITY, AND TRANSPARENCY INTO AGING PROJECTS AND PAPERS", co-hosted on Decemeber 4, 2017 by the Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center and the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Steven Austad, PhD (AFAR Scientific Director and Director of the Nathan Shock Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham facilitated, and David Allison, PhD, and Andrew Brown, PhD, of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington presented.   Listen to the webinar here.   The Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center, led by AFAR, will host more webinars in 2018.  For updates,…


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Grantee in the News: Sharon Inouye on Post-Operative Delirium in Journal of Alz Disease

Dec 4
2017

Grantee in the News: Sharon Inouye on Post-Operative Delirium in Journal of Alz Disease

On November 28, 2017, The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease published research co-authored by 1989 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient, Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH that found that that the severity of post-operative delirium relates to severity of cognitive decline. In “Delirium Severity Post-Surgery and its Relationship with Long-Term Cognitive Decline in a Cohort of Patients without Dementia,“ Dr. Inouye found increasing evidence that the level of delirium in post-surgical patients is associated with the level of later cognitive decline in those same patients and notes in a related press release: "These results challenge the idea that delirium…


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Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center Website launches

Dec 3
2017

Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center Website launches

As the first Coordinating Center for the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, an initiative funded by the Division of Aging Biology of the National Institute on Aging, has launched a new website at www.nathanshockcenters.org. The website will share news from each of the six Nathan Shock Centers across the country, as well as opportunites, resources, and events in the field and information on the basic biology of aging. Visit the website at www.nathanshockcenters.org Follow NathanShockCtrs on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates. Sign up to receive the Nathan Shock Centers…


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Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center to co-host Webinar on Data Integrity on Mon Dec 4

Nov 27
2017

Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center to co-host Webinar on Data Integrity on Mon Dec 4

  RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE HERE     As the Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center, AFAR and Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington will co-host a Webinar: INCORPORATING RIGOR, REPRODUCIBILITY, AND TRANSPARENCY INTO AGING PROJECTS AND PAPERS Monday, December 4, 2017 12:30 pm -1:30 pm EST   Featuring presentations by David B. Allison, PhD and Andrew W. Brown, PhD. Facilitated by Steven N. Austad, PhD.  


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