Glenn Foundation Renews Support of AFAR

A generous $5 million gift from The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research will provide significant funding for two major American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) grants programs, the AFAR Research Grants and the Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Awards. Read more about the gift and AFAR's history of collaboration with the Glenn Foundation.

Glenn Foundation President & Director Mark R. Collins with AFAR Executive Director Stephanie Lederman at the annual Glenn Symposium on the Biology of Aging in Santa Barbara, CA

Shedding Light on Stroke

Richard W. Besdine, MD, published the ninth installment on his Huffington Post blog, shedding light on the risks and treatment of stroke. Read all of Dr. Besdine’s blog entries on health care and aging.

Alzheimer's Centers of Excellence

This September, Tampa, FL, will be the site of the Alzheimer’s Centers of Excellence meeting . Learn more about the meeting.

AFAR occasionally shares notices of other conferences and events in aging research. This is not an AFAR-sponsored event.

Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS, Joins AFAR as Deputy Medical Officer

AFAR is pleased to announce that Dr. Caroline S. Blaum, Professor of Geriatrics and Director of the Division of Geriatrics at the New York University Medical School as of September 2012, will be joining AFAR as Deputy Medical Officer. Dr. Blaum will assist Medical Officer Richard W. Besdine, MD, with his duties as the face of AFAR in the world of geriatric medicine. Her appointment helps respond to the growing public interest in geriatric medicine.

To Screen or Not to Screen? : An AFAR Webinar

Christine Cassel, MD, and Richard W. Besdine, MD, leaders in geriatric medicine, will discuss the latest research on the risks and benefits of screening for aging-related diseases in an AFAR webinar Wednesday, July 25, 2012; 1:30 PM EDT. Sign up to join the conversation here.

You can access archived AFAR webinars here.

Upcoming Aging Research and Innovation Symposium

Join us on October 29, 2012, for an afternoon symposium, "Healthy Aging and the Future of Innovation," at the Cornell Club-New York. The symposium will bring together a cross-section of industry and academic  leaders from medicine, technology, and nutrition to discuss new and innovative strategies for wellness and prevention.

Attendance at the symposium is by invitation only. Please contact Nancy O'Leary, at, if you are interested in attending.

Annual Awards Dinner

AFAR will hold its annual awards dinner the evening of October 29, 2012, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Read more about the dinner and this year's honorees here .

Please contact Nancy O'Leary, at with any questions about the dinner. 

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