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2014 Scientific Meetings
From June 1-5, AFAR hosted our annual trio of Scientific Meetings at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California. First, the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer’s Disease grantees convened to share insights from their research, followed by engaging poster sessions and expert presentations at the 27th Annual AFAR Grantee Conference, and concluding with the 5th annual Paul F. Glenn Workshop on the Biology of Aging. Visit our website for more insights and images from the meetings.
2014 MetLife Foundation Awards
MetLife Foundation Awards
On May 15, the 28th annual MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research, which AFAR administers, were held at MetLife’s Sky Auditorium. This year, for their outstanding contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research, MetLife Foundation gave a total of $600,000 to major awardees Mathias Jucker, PhD; Lary C. Walker, PhD; and Riqiang Yan, PhD; and to Promising Research awardee Jie Shen, PhD. Learn more about the awardee’s research and the event's panel discussion and guest speaker here.
Aging & Exercise Webinar
Aging & Exercise Webinar
Registration is now open for our free Webinar | Muscles & Moves: The Science of Aging and Exercise on Tuesday, July 29th at 3 pm EST. This one-hour webinar will be facilitated by AFAR Deputy Medical Director, Caroline Blaum, MD, and will feature recent AFAR Grantees Janey Peterson, EdD, MS, RN, and Jonah Lee, PhD, discussing the latest biomedical research on exercise in older adults. RSVP and learn more here.
2013 Annual Report
AFAR is pleased to release our 2013 annual report, Aging &: The Promise of Geroscience featuring our experts exploring the relationship between Aging & Alzheimer’s, Aging & Cancer, and Aging & Diabetes and discussing the growing potential to translate research from the lab to the clinic. Watch related video interviews and flip through the report here.
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Global Health and Aging Internship
AFAR is extremely grateful to the late, long-term Board Member Clarence Pearson and his wife Laurie Norris for committing $100,000 to establish the Clarence Pearson Internship in Global Health and Aging. Through this five-year program, AFAR looks forward to further increasing its role and partnerships on an international level. Memorial gifts to the AFAR/Clarence Pearson Internship in Global Health and Aging program can be made here.
20 Years of MSTAR
This year, AFAR is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program. Since 1994, the MSTAR program has provided nearly 2000 scholarships nationwide to introduce talented medical students to the health needs of older adults. Contributions to strengthen and expand this unique program can be made here.
TIME magazine selected 2000 AFAR Research Award Grantee David A. Sinclair, PhD, as one of its 100 Most Influential People in 2014 for his research on identifying ways to enhance the body’s natural ability to cure diseases.
AFAR President Harvey Jay Cohen, MD, shared insights on geroscience and aging and cancer in an in-depth interview in the March issue of the International Innovation journal.