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Experts in the News: Barzilai, Campisi, and Rando research on inflammation & age-related diseases in Nature Medicine

Dec 18
2019

Experts in the News: Barzilai, Campisi, and Rando research on inflammation & age-related diseases in Nature Medicine

On December 5, 2019, Nature Medicine published research co-authored by AFAR experts Nir Barziali, MD, Judith Campisi, PhD, and Thomas Rando, MD, exploring how systemic chronic inflammation is connected to several diseases, and suggest potential strategies for advancing early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Dr. Barzilai is AFAR’s Deputy Scientific Director, a 1994 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty recipient, a 1997 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar, a 2010 Irving S. Wright Award winner, and the  Director at the Institute for Aging Research and distinguished Professor at the Albert Einstein College of…


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Announcing 2019 AFAR grantees, receiving more than 3.7 million in support

Dec 18
2019

Announcing 2019 AFAR grantees, receiving more than 3.7 million in support

AFAR is pleased to announce the 2019 grantees. This year, AFAR grant programs are providing more than $3.7 million in support to 49 investigators and students. Since 1981, AFAR grant programs have provided more than $181 million to nearly 4,200 talented investigators and students. Every year, grantees are selected through a rigorous review process by committees of experts in aging research and related areas. With the support of an AFAR grant, their research will advance interventions to help us all live healthier for longer and delay age-related diseases. Learn more about the 2019 AFAR grantees here.


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Expert in the News: Bess Frost awarded TAMEST 2020 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine

Dec 10
2019

Expert in the News: Bess Frost awarded TAMEST 2020 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine

Congratulations to AFAR expert Bess Frost, PhD, on receiving the TAMEST 2020 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine for her work changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Frost is a 2016 New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer’s Disease recipient, and an Assistant Professor at the Barshop Institute at the University of Texas Health in San Antonio. Dr. Frost will be honored during the O’Donnell Awards dinner and reception on January 8, 2020. Congratulations! Read the press release, “Bess Frost recognized for changing approach to Alzheimer’s research,” here. Learn more…


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Grantee in the News: Bruce Troen on increasing healthspan with NIA grant on NPR

Dec 10
2019

Grantee in the News: Bruce Troen on increasing healthspan with NIA grant on NPR

On December 2, 2019, NPR Buffalo featured the insights of AFAR expert Bruce Troen, MD, on the research necessary to increase healthspan and improve the lives of older adults. Dr. Troen is a 1990 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty recipient. He is also a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo. The feature follows a five-year, $750,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to the Center for Successful Aging, where Dr. Troen is the Director. Listen…


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Expert in the News: Domenico Praticò research on olive oil improving brain activity & reducing reduces risk of dementia in Aging Cell

Dec 9
2019

Expert in the News: Domenico Praticò research on olive oil improving brain activity & reducing reduces risk of dementia in Aging Cell

On November 24, 2019, Aging Cell published research by AFAR expert Domenico Praticò, MD, that explores how consuming olive oil improves brain activity and memory while decreasing the accumulation of tau, reducing the risk of dementia. Dr. Praticò is a 1997 and 1999 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty recipient. He is also a Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation Chair for Alzheimer’s Research, a Professor of Pharmacology, a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and a Professor and Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at Temple University. Read the research, “Extra virgin olive…


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