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Experts in the News: Seven AFAR experts co-author JAGS article on Creating the Next Generation of Translational Geroscientists

Jul 15
2019

Experts in the News: Seven AFAR experts co-author JAGS article on Creating the Next Generation of Translational Geroscientists

On July 9, 2019, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published an article co-authored by seven AFAR experts, mapping the need to prepare clinical investigators to conduct geroscience trials. AFAR experts contributing to the article include: Steven N. Austad, PhD: Dr. Austad is AFAR’s Scientific Director and a distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as Co Principle-Investigator of the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Coordinating Center. Nir Barzilai, MD: Dr. Barzilai is AFAR’s Deputy Scientific Director, a 1994 AFAR Research…


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Grantee in the News: Thomas Gill editorial on Translational Geroscience in JAGS

Jul 15
2019

Grantee in the News: Thomas Gill editorial on Translational Geroscience in JAGS

  On July 9, 2019, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published an editorial by AFAR expert Thomas M. Gill, MD, highlighting the efforts AFAR has made to expand and fund the field of geroscience research. In his editorial, Dr. Gill notes how a variety of AFAR grant programs help increase support for medical students and junior faculty while simultaneously strengthening public-private partnerships. He also explains how the upcoming TAME trials will attract researchers to geroscience. In conclusion, he highlights AFAR’s role as an administrative coordinating center, stating that “..[they are] ideally positioned to advance research and training…


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Grantee in the News: Dena Dubal in Nature Medicine on her Journey to Biomedical Research

Jul 8
2019

Grantee in the News: Dena Dubal in Nature Medicine on her Journey to Biomedical Research

On July 3, 2019, Nature Medicine featured an article by AFAR expert Dena Dubal, MD, PhD, exploring her personal journey to a career in biomedical research. Dr. Dubal is a 2015 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient, 2009 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar, and 1998 Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient. She is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco. Read the feature  – “Pathways to brain resilience” – here. 


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UPCOMING WEBINAR: August 6 :  Genetic Diversity in Mouse Models & Alzheimer’s Precision Medicine with Catherine Kaczorowski

Jul 8
2019

UPCOMING WEBINAR: August 6 : Genetic Diversity in Mouse Models & Alzheimer’s Precision Medicine with Catherine Kaczorowski

  As Coordinating Center of the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging program of the NIA, AFAR is pleased to host:     WEBINAR: Incorporating Genetic Diversity in Mouse Models and the Potential for Precision-Medicine for Alzheimer’s   Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific)   Catherine Kaczorowski, PhD of the Nathan Shock Center at the Jackson Lab has recently found that incorporating genetic diversity into modeling Alzheimer’s disease in mice resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular, and clinical features of this pervasive human disease. This is the…


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Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe research on Excessive Napping and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal

Jun 28
2019

Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe research on Excessive Napping and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal

On June 18, 2019, Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal published research co-authored by AFAR expert Kristine Yaffe, MD. The research explores the relationship between excessive napping in older men and cognitive impairment. Dr. Yaffe is a 2001 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging Scholar recipient. She is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, Psychiatry, and the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Read the study—“Objective napping, cognitive decline, and risk of cognitive impairment in older men””— here.


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