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Glenn Foundation Renews Support of AFAR

Jul 26
2012

Glenn Foundation Renews Support of AFAR

AFAR is pleased to announce that a generous $5 million gift from The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research will provide significant funding for two major AFAR grant programs, the AFAR Research Grants and the Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Awards. The donation extends a longstanding partnership between the two organizations. “For more than three decades, Paul Glenn and the Glenn Foundation have been true partners and friends of AFAR,” said Stephanie Lederman, EdM, AFAR Executive Director. “The Glenn Foundation has also recognized the importance of supporting a new generation of researchers, helping them get their start as future leaders…


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To Screen or Not to Screen?: AFAR Webinar

Jul 12
2012

To Screen or Not to Screen?: AFAR Webinar

Debates over the pros and cons of health screenings, both novel and established, for diseases from prostate cancer to Alzheimer’s, have filled the news this year. Join AFAR  for “To Screen or Not to Screen?,” a webinar devoted to examining the risks and rewards of health screenings for diseases prevalent among older adults. Will screenings save lives or just cause unneeded stress, unnecessary and risky treatments, and higher healthcare costs? The answer may vary based on health circumstances and age. Leading health experts Christine Cassel, MD, President of the American Board of Internal Medicine and…


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