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Join us in Los Angeles on Oct. 29

AFAR will host the 2013 Annual Awards Dinner on October 29 at the California Club in Los Angeles . The dinner will celebrate the outstanding contributions of leaders in science, business, and philanthropy to the field of aging on the West Coast.
To view the full list of honorees, here.
The event will begin with a Panel Discussion at 5:00 pm, during which leaders in the field of aging research will discuss promising research on causes, treatments, and cures for age-related conditions. Cocktails and dinner will follow at 7pm.
To purchase tickets or or a dinner journal ad,
click here.
Please contact Ashby Andrews at (212) 703-9977 or if you have any questions.
We hope to see you there!
Huffington Post Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Besdine
on Urinary Incontinence

In his latest blog entry for the Huffington Posthis thirteenth in the series for AOL Healthy LivingAFAR Medical Officer Richard W. Besdine, MD, discusses the causes and treatments of urinary incontinence. Although as many as one-third of older adults suffers from urinary incontinence, half of them never get treated. Read all of Dr. Besdine’s articles on Huffington Post Healthy Living here.
Stephanie Lederman
featured in International Journal

International Innovation magazine, the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, spotlights AFAR Executive Director Stephanie Lederman in their July 2013 Issue. Lederman discusses how AFAR-funded biomedical research and programming is impacting the aging Baby Boomer population. Read the full interview here.

Expertise Shared in Santa Barbara

The 26th annual AFAR Grantee Conference—renamed the Paul F. Glenn Symposium on the Biology of Aging—took place June 3-5 at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California. The conference’s new name honors Paul Glenn, founder of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, and his dedication and contributions to aging research. Forty-two current and former AFAR grantees, along with foundation staff and experts in aging research, attended the conference. Read about all of AFAR’s spring conferences here.
More than 200 medical students, geriatrics fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and early- and mid-career investigators were selected as AFAR’s 2013 grantees in aging research.
For a complete list of 2013 grantees and proposal summaries, click here.
Special thanks to the 350 members of the scientific review committee or their time, dedication, and expertise.

Protein & Aging Working Group
On Friday, August 2, AFAR gathered experts from across the academic, corporate, and nonprofit sectors at the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) in Washington, DC to participate in our ongoing working group on optimal protein intake for older adults. For more information about the meeting, please contact Ashby Andrews at or (212) 703-9977.
MSTAR 20th Anniversary Campaign
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MSTAR program, we are beginning a campaign with the help of a $20,000 matching grant from the Hartford Foundation. Please be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks. Or to donate, click here.
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