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Newsletter | September 2018

Awards Dinner and Symposium
Tuesday, November 6
Master of Ceremonies
George E. and Marie J. Doty Award
Jim Mellon
Irving S. Wright Award
Vincent Cristofalo
Laura Niedernhofer
On November 6, 2018, AFAR will host our Annual Awards Dinner and Symposium at the Lotte New York Palace.
We will present the George E. and Marie J. Doty Award to Jim Mellon, Chairman of Juvenescence Limited, as well as recognize David Sinclair, Ph.D. and Laura Niedernhofer, M.D., Ph.D. with the Iriving S. Wright and Vincent Cristofalo scientific awards.
Meredith Vieira, Emmy Award-winning producer and host of the PBS documentary Incredible Aging will join us as Master of Ceremonies.
The event kicks off with a symposium discussing new therapies in aging research and highlighting opportunities for investment. AFAR board member Pol Vandenbroucke, M.D. will moderate a panel featuring Nir Barzilai, M.D., Veronica Galvan, Ph.D., Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D., David Sinclair, Ph.D., and Felipe Sierra, Ph.D.

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Upcoming Webinars
This fall AFAR is organizing several free, one-hour webinars.

The Research Centers Collaborative Network, which AFAR helps manage, will host a webinar on the excitement, benefits, and challenges of doing interdisciplinary research in aging, featuring Steven R. Cummings, M.D. RSVP here.
It’s Not Just What You Eat, But When
Thursday, September 27, 2-3pm ET

AFAR and PBS Next Avenue will host a free webinar featuring presentations by AFAR experts Valter Longo Ph.D. and Satchin Panda, Ph.D. on fasting-mimicking diets, caloric restriction, and the circadian clock. RSVP here.

The Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center, which AFAR manages, will host a webinar featuring Richard A. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., head of the ITP at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who will present a concise summary of the program’s research design, its discoveries to date, studies now in progress, and plans for the future. RSVP here.
AFAR Experts in JAMA
The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) invited experts in aging research to contribute articles on different aspects of geroscience. Three articles co-authored by AFAR experts will appear in JAMA's October 2 print issue and are available online now:
“Aging as a Biological Target for Prevention and Therapy," by Nir Barzilai, MD, AFAR’s Deputy Scientific Director; Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD, a 2000 AFAR grantee; and Steven Austad, PhD, AFAR’s Scientific Director
“Aging, Cell Senescence, and Chronic Disease: Emerging Therapeutic Strategies," by AFAR President-elect and 2012 AFAR grantee James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD
From Lifespan to Healthspan," by AFAR board member S. Jay Olshansky, PhD

AFAR on PBS Next Avenue
AFAR’s editorial partnership with the PBS website, Next Avenue, continues with the latest column by Scientific Director Steven Austad, Ph.D. as well as a new Ask the Expert interview.

In “It’s Not Just What You Eat--It’s When You Eat,” Dr. Austad explores research on the health benefits of a fasting-mimicking diet and following our body’s circadian rhythm. Read the column here.

In “What Naked Mole Rats Tell Us About Cancer and Longevity," 2005 AFAR Research Award recipient Vera Gorbunova, Ph.D., discusses her innovative approach to aging, cancer, and comparative biology. Read the "Ask the Expert" interview here.

September is NIA Go4Life month
AFAR is proud to partner with the National Institute of Aging’s Go4Life program and help promote September as Go4Life Month. Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity program to help older Americans fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. Find a range of NIA-endorsed resources and guides here, and help spread the Go4Life Month message with this social media toolkit.

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