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AFAR Highlights from 2018 GSA Annual Meeting

Nov 20
2018

AFAR Highlights from 2018 GSA Annual Meeting

  AFAR is proud to have co-sponsored the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). During the recent meeting in Boston, AFAR organized several events featuring our experts.   On Friday, November 16, AFAR held our 2018 Scientific Awards Ceremony and Lectures. Deputy Scientific Director Nir Barzilai, M.D. served as master of ceremonies. Laura Niedernhofer, M.D., Ph.D. of the University of Minnesota received the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research and presented the lecture, "DNA damage: The Most Stalwart Pillar of Aging." AFAR board member and 2000 AFAR Research Grant recipient David A. Sinclair, Ph…


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AFAR experts in the News: Nathaniel David, Leonard Guarente, and Eric Verdin lend insights on new findings and underfunded areas of aging research at the Bay Area Aging Meeting.

Nov 20
2018

AFAR experts in the News: Nathaniel David, Leonard Guarente, and Eric Verdin lend insights on new findings and underfunded areas of aging research at the Bay Area Aging Meeting.

On November 9, 2018, AFAR experts Nathaniel David, Ph.D., Leonard Guarente, Ph.D., and Eric Verdin Ph.D. participated in a panel on new findings and underfunded areas of aging research at the Bay Area Aging Meeting. On November 15, the publication Hourglass featured a transcript spotlighting their insights. Dr. David is an AFAR board member. Dr. Guarente is a 2015 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction winner. Dr. Verdin served on AFAR’s National Scientific Advisory Committee from 2010-2015. Read “Bay Area Aging Meeting panel discussion: ‘Aging Research: The Past, Present, and Future’” here.


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Board Member in the News: Nir Barzilai receives ISPEN Longevity Prize

Nov 19
2018

Board Member in the News: Nir Barzilai receives ISPEN Longevity Prize

On November 18, 2018, AFAR Deputy Scientific Director, Nir Barzilai, M.D., received the 2018 Fondation IPSEN Longevity Prize during the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Now in its 22nd year, this prize is awarded to an international researcher—a biologist, geneticist, gerontologist, psychologist, demographer, or statistician--in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of longevity.  Notably, several other AFAR experts have received this esteemed award in the recent past, including Scientific Director Emeritus George M. Martin in 2002, 1990 AFAR Research Grant awardee Judith Campisi Ph.D. in 2010, and Scientific Director Steven N. Austad, Ph.D. in 2015. Learn…


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AFAR mourns the passing of Arti Hurria, MD

Nov 9
2018

AFAR mourns the passing of Arti Hurria, MD

AFAR is saddened to report the sudden death of respected physician-researcher Arti Hurria, M.D. Dr. Hurria received a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging in 2005 from AFAR. Dr. Hurria was well-regarded for her collaborative and innovative research in geriatric oncology, such as a recent article on functional decline in older, female chemotherapy patients. She was passionate about performing high quality patient- oriented research in geriatric oncology to improve the care of older adults with cancer and training the next generation of geriatric oncology researchers. She also was one of the founding members of the…


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Leaders in Innovation in Aging Research honored at AFAR 2018 Awards Dinner on Nov 6

Nov 8
2018

Leaders in Innovation in Aging Research honored at AFAR 2018 Awards Dinner on Nov 6

AFAR hosted its Annual Awards Dinner and Scientific Symposium on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in New York City at Lotte New York Palace. The event kicked off with a scientific symposium from 2-5 p.m., followed by a dinner and awards ceremony from 6-9 p.m. Every year at its awards dinner, AFAR recognizes leaders across the private and philanthropic sectors whose dedication to research is helping advance discoveries and therapeutics poised to help us all live healthier for longer. This year, AFAR presented its George E. and Mary J. Doty Award to Jim Mellon, Chairman of Juvenescence Limited. A UK-based entrepreneur,…


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