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Newsletter | Spring 2018



AFAR and Wake Forest School of Medicine receive NIA award to lead Collaborative Research Network

Wake Forest School of Medicine and AFAR have been selected to coordinate the National Institute on Aging’s first ever Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN). The project is supported with funding expected to total $2.5 million over three years, and will coordinate multidisciplinary efforts across the NIA’s six center programs through conferences, pilot programs, early career faculty education, web-based resource identification tools, and fundraising/ proposal development. Learn more in a related press release here.


Watch the Dog Aging Project Webinar
On Friday, May 4, 2018, the Nathan Shock Coordinating Center and the Nathan Shock Center at University of Washington co-hosted the webinar, The Dog Aging Project: Learning from Man's Best Friend. Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D.(Co-director, University of Washington Medicine Nathan Shock Center and 2007 Glenn/AFAR BIG grantee) presented, and AFAR Scientific Director Steven N. Austad, Ph.D. facilitated. Watch a recording of the webinar here.

AFAR column debuts on PBS NextAvenue website


This spring, AFAR launched a new editorial partnership with the PBS-affiliated website Next Avenue, which is public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming 50+ population. The monthly feature will spotlight both original columns by AFAR Scientific Director Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., as well as Ask the Expert interviews.


Register for 2018 Nathan Shock Centers Summit

The 2018 Nathan Shock Centers Summit will be held June 27-28 in Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with the American Aging Association's 47th Annual Meeting. The summit is titled Pathways to Translation of Geroscience. Topics will include: Translation of Interventions, How Healthy is the Healthspan Concept?, and Biomarkers Redux?. Dr. Eline Slagboom from the Leiden University Medical Center will be the keynote speaker. For more information and to register, click here.

Save the Date: November 6, 2018

Annual Awards Dinner and Symposium
Lotte New York Palace | 455 Madison Avenue, New York City
honoring Jim Mellon (Chairman, Juvenescence Limited) and
recognizing David Sinclair, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School) and
Laura Niedernhofer, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
For more information click here.
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