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AFAR in the News: Fox News Interviews Nir Barzilai on Upcoming National Geographic Special

Nov 23
2015

AFAR in the News: Fox News Interviews Nir Barzilai on Upcoming National Geographic Special

On November 18th, Fox News sat down with Deputy Scientific Director Nir Barzilai, MD to discuss the upcoming National Geographic Chanel special “Breakthrough: The Aging of Aging” (http://www.afar.org/natgeo) and AFAR facilitated Taming Aging with Metformin (TAME) study.  The interview also highlighted AFAR as the go-to resource for information on the TAME study and science behind the biology of aging. View the full interview below:   Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com   On November 29th, AFAR Scientific Director Steven Austad, PhD; Deputy Scientific Director Nir Barzilai, MD; and Board Members…


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Aging Research in the News: The NY Times praises “The Age of Aging” featuring AFAR experts

Nov 18
2015

Aging Research in the News: The NY Times praises “The Age of Aging” featuring AFAR experts

On October 30th, the New York Times released a review of National Geographic Channel’s new scientific documentary series, “Breakthrough,” naming the “The Age of Aging” episode as the highlight of the season. Directed and narrated by Ron Howard, “Breakthrough: The Age of Aging” will include AFAR Scientific Director Steven Austad, PhD; Deputy Scientific Director Nir Barzilai, MD; and Board Members James Kirkland, MD, PhD and S. Jay Olshansky, PhD.  Of the episode, the Times stated, “ [Ron Howard is] really interested in a group of scientists who are trying to change…


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Grantee in the News: Beeson Scholar David Casarett’s Opinion Piece in The New York Times

Nov 16
2015

Grantee in the News: Beeson Scholar David Casarett’s Opinion Piece in The New York Times

On November 11th, The New York Times featured an opinion piece authored by 2002 Paul B. Beeson Scholar, David Casarett, MD, titled “Lessons in End-of-Life Care From the V.A.” In the article, Dr. Casarett discusses how patient experience surveys and national hospital rankings fail to capture the qualities of care that are truly important to individuals facing the end of life.  Rather than look at hospital cleanness and food quality, quality control measurements need to improve on their ability to account for doctor-patient communication and how supported patients and their caregivers feel by the hospital programs. David…


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The Age of Aging on NatGeo

Nov 09
2015

The Age of Aging on NatGeo

  On Sunday, November 29, several AFAR experts were featured in a National Geographic Channel special, BREAKTHROUGH: The Age of Aging, gaining incomparable visibility for the field of aging research by reaching millions of viewers nationwide. Directed and narrated by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, The Age of Aging was part of the BREAKTHROUGH series spotlighting scientific innovations poised to have real-world impact in the near future. The series was developed by GE and National Geographic Channel. The Age of Aging episode opened with a meeting at the AFAR headquarters between scientists and AFAR leadership to prepare an upcoming meeting with…


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Grantee in the News: Felipe Sierra Named a 2015 Influencer in Aging

Nov 05
2015

Grantee in the News: Felipe Sierra Named a 2015 Influencer in Aging

Congratulations to 1993 AFAR Research Grant recipient and Director of the NIA’s Division of Aging Biology, Felipe Sierra, PhD on his selection as a 2015 Influencer in Aging. Sponsored by Next Avenue, PBS’s only national service for America’s booming 50+ population, this award annually recognizes 50 thought leaders, innovators, writers, advocates, experts and others are changing how we age and think about aging.  Dr. Sierra, was honored as one ten individuals in the “Health and Well-Being” category. Also honored was former review committee member Cynthia Kenyon, PhD, and former Board Member Linda P. Fried, PhD. …


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2015 Beeson Annual Meeting

Nov 04
2015

2015 Beeson Annual Meeting

From October 21-24, AFAR hosted the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research program. Over 100 current and former Paul B. Beeson Scholars, mentors, and foundation supporters convened in Tarrytown, New York to review research progress, encourage dissemination of research findings, and enhance scholarship and leadership. 2015 Scholars Katherine Gifford (far left) and Susan Bell (far right) with their Mentor and alumni Scholar Angela Jefferson and former Beeson Program Committee member, William Hazzard The meeting opened with an engaging Keynote Address by National Institute on Aging Scientific Director Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD, on the National Institute…


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AFAR experts in Nat Geo Special

Nov 03
2015

AFAR experts in Nat Geo Special

THE AGE OF AGING directed by Ron Howard as part of the Breakthrough series developed by National Geographic Channel and GE airing Sunday, November 29, 2015 9 pm EST National Geographic Channel spotlighting the AFAR-supported TAME Trial and featuring Nir Barzilai, MD Deputy Scientific Director and two-time grantee James Kirkland, MD, PhD Board Member and 2014 BIG Award recipient S. Jay Olshansky, PhD Board Member and author, The Longevity Dividend Preview the episode in these clips: Modifying the Aging Process: the TAME trial One Solution, Many Benefits: The TAME Trial  


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