Newsletter  |  Late Fall 2017


Meet the 2017 Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and BIG Grantees 
In addition to our Research Grants for Junior Faculty announced earlier this season, AFAR is pleased to announce these awards: 

Aging and Arthritis Grant - co-funded with the Arthritis National Research Foundation
  • Brian Diekman, PhD, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
New Investigators in Alzheimer’s Disease Award - funded by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award - funded by The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Read the 2017 Beeson Report

The latest Beeson Report spotlights the research projects of the 2015 Beeson Scholars and shares insights from the program's chair Thomas Gill, MD and AFAR's Medical Officer, Richard M. Besdine, MD.
Download the report here.
Watch our Biotech Panel
If you couldn’t attend our July 25 luncheon symposium in San Francisco, watch the panel featuring Deputy Scientific Director Nir Barzilai, MD; Judith Campisi, PhD of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging; Nathaniel "Ned" David, PhD of Unity Biotechnology; Jan van Deursen, PhD of the Mayo Clinic; and Eric Verdin, MD of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.
View their discussion on biotechnology and longevity here.
Explore the new Nathan
Shock Centers Coordinating Center Website
As the Coordinating Center for the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, AFAR has launched a new website featuring updates on each Center as well as resources and opportunities in the field. Visit
The Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center also will be co-hosting a webinar by and for researchers on data integrity and transparency on Monday December 4 at 12:30pm EST. Details here.
Help move Aging Research from Investment to Intervention
When you give to AFAR, you invest in interventions today that will help us all live healthier, longer tomorrow.
Please consider supporting AFAR's end of year appeal here.
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