AFAR is pleased to share updates on new programs and opportunities this season.
Long-standing board member Mark Lachs, M.D., M.P.H., has been elected as President of our Board of Directors. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. joins him as a new board member. Learn more about these respected leaders in aging research here.
New Grant Program
Thanks to a generous grant from The Irene Diamond Fund, AFAR has launched the Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging, which will provide seven awards of $120,000 each to senior postdoctoral fellows in 2017. The awards will provide leverage to the postdoctoral fellows to negotiate for junior faculty appointments and independent research programs. Learn more about the program here.
New NIA Award
The National Institute on Aging has awarded AFAR to serve as the first Coordinating Center for the Nathan Shock Centers for Excellence in the Biology of Aging. We look forward to sharing more about this initiative soon. Read our press release hereand learn more about the six Nathan Shock Centers here.
4 Stars for 4th Year
Charity Navigator, the largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities in the United States, has awarded AFAR its highest, 4-star rating for the fourth year. Only 10% of the charities evaluated receive this evaluation four years consecutively. Learn more about this honor here.