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AFAR Experts in the News: Nathan LeBrasseur and S. Jay Olshansky in Shape Magazine on science-backed tips for extending health

Oct 17
2018

AFAR Experts in the News: Nathan LeBrasseur and S. Jay Olshansky in Shape Magazine on science-backed tips for extending health

On October 15, 2018, Shape Magazine highlighted the insights of AFAR experts Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D. and S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D. on research-based tips for extending healthspan through exercise and dietary choices. Dr. LeBrasseur is a 2002 Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient. Dr. Olshansky is an AFAR board member. Read “5 Legit Ways to Slow Down Your Body’s Aging Process” here.


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Grantee in the News: Donovan T. Maust in The New York Times on “de facto geriatricians”

Oct 15
2018

Grantee in the News: Donovan T. Maust in The New York Times on “de facto geriatricians”

On October 12, 2018, The New York Times featured the insights of AFAR expert Donovan T. Maust, M.D. Dr. Maust is a 2014 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar. The article also highlights a program at Weill Cornell that connects medical students with healthy, active elders, exemplifying innovative strategies to combat age discrimination in the medical field. This program complements the MSTAR program that AFAR supports there. Read “Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It” here.


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Board Member in the News: Jay Olshansky in The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Daily News on lifespan calculators.

Oct 15
2018

Board Member in the News: Jay Olshansky in The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Daily News on lifespan calculators.

In October 4, 2018, The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the insights of AFAR expert S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D. on lifespan calculators. On October 10, the story was additionally picked by The New York Daily News. Dr. Olshansky is an AFAR board member. Read “How long will you live? A reporter tries some lifespan calculators” in The Philadelphia Inquirer here. Read “Hey Google, how long will I live? A reporter tests out lifespan calculators” in The New York Daily News here.


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NIA RCCN website, co-managed by AFAR, launches

Oct 9
2018

NIA RCCN website, co-managed by AFAR, launches

  AFAR is pleased to announce the launch www.rccn-aging.org--a new website for the National Institute on Aging’s Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN), which AFAR co-manages with Wake Forest School of Medicine. The website supports dissemination efforts to connect scientists from six NIA center programs focused on addressing a wide range of issues affecting older adults. The site shares the news from the field of aging research as well as opportunities such as grant deadlines, events, and meetings, including Webinars and Conferences organized by the RCCN. Visitors also can connect with the six NIA center programs, and…


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AFAR Experts in the News: Findings by Burd, Kirkland, Niedernhofer, and Xu on Fisetin as natural senotherapeutic in Science Daily

Oct 5
2018

AFAR Experts in the News: Findings by Burd, Kirkland, Niedernhofer, and Xu on Fisetin as natural senotherapeutic in Science Daily

On October 2, 2018, ScienceDaily spotlighted the research of Christin Burd, Ph.D., James Kirkland, M.D, Ph.D., Laura Niedernhofer, M.D., Ph.D., and Ming Xu, Ph.D. on Fisetin, a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan. Their findings expands research published in July in Nature Medicine. Dr. Burd is a 2014 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient. Dr. Kirkland is the AFAR President-elect and 2012 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award recipient. Dr. Niedernhofer is a Current National Scientific Advisory Council member, 2017 Pilot grantee, and 2018 Vincent Cristofalo awardee. Dr. Xu is a 2014 Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research…


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