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Launching the Longevity Dividend

In October, AFAR in collaboration with the Gerontological Society of America, launched the special issue of the Public Policy and Aging Report, The Longevity Dividend: Geroscience Meets Geropolitics with a standing-room only media briefing at the annual GSA conference.
Earlier that month, an AFAR-funded study was published in Health Affairs, co-authored by board member S. Jay Olshansky, on the economic and social benefits of delaying aging, or the Longevity Dividend.
Watch AFAR Immediate Past President Roger J. McCarter explain the importance and impact of this initiative in a video here.
 
Can We Delay Aging?
 
In November, AFAR and Science Writers in New York co-hosted an expert panel discussion, Can We Delay Aging? featuring AFAR Deputy Scientific Director Nir Barzali, PhD, AFAR Deputy Medical Officer Caroline Blaum, MD, and former AFAR grantee Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD, moderated by AFAR board member Kevin Lee. The event attracted nearly 50 journalists and led to an article on elder pharmacology by Barzali in The Scientist.
 
Can We Delay Aging? panelists
Grants Process Enhanced
 
In response to the recent upswing of applications to our Biology of Aging programs, AFAR has implemented a new three-stage grant review modeled on the Ellison Medical Foundation's procedures to more efficiently engage our dedicated reviewers. AFAR is grateful for the generous amount of time and insight our Committee members contribute to ensure we are supporting top talent. View a full list of our Scientific Committees here.
Welcome to the Board
 
 
AFAR welcomes Harvey Jay Cohen, MD, as our new President of the Board of Directors, as well as Steven Austad, PhD, as our new Scientific Director and Nir Barzali, PhD, as Deputy Scientific Director.
We also welcome Michael Hodin, PhD, Executive Director of the Global Coalition on Aging, to our board.
Roger J. McCarter, PhD, will serve as Immediate Past President, and George Martin, MD, continues as our Scientific Director Emeritus.
At our winter Board meeting, AFAR also presented a limited edition Steuben eagle to Dr. Martin in recognition of 18 years of service as a member of the Board, Past President and Scientific Director.
 
 
Give to AFAR
 

The Gift of Healthy Aging

When you give to AFAR, you are supporting scientists
who are working to find the causes, treatments and cures for age-related conditions--helping us all live longer, healthier.
 
Support AFAR's efforts by giving here.
Development Spotlight
 

Seal of Approval

Charity Navigator has awarded AFAR the prestigious 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. A 4-star rating indicates that an organization exceeds standards and performs as well or better than most charities in its cause.
 
 
Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating
 
 
Renewed Gifts
 
The MetLife Foundation and the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation have renewed their support for the MSTAR program for 2014. A generous gift from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research has created the new Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging.
AFAR is grateful to these foundations for their generous commitment.
 
 
 
Meet Shelley Binder
 
 
AFAR welcomes Shelley Binder as our new Senior Director of Philanthropy. Shelley brings over 20 years of experience in fundraising and program development for international non-profits. She looks forward to meeting you at upcoming events and can be reached here.
 
Events and Opportunities
 
MetLife Awards
 
May 15, 2014, NYC
Learn more here.
 
 
Health and Aging Policy Fellowship
Sponsored by The Atlantic Philanthropies, this fellowship provides interdisciplinary professionals in aging a year-long, paid, residential and non-residential opportunity to learn how to mpact policy and advocacy on aging.
Deadline April 16, 2014
Learn more here.
 
 
Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Nutrition Interventions Across the Continuum of Care
Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences, Abbott Nutrition Health Institute and
The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
March 13, 2014, DC
Learn more here.
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