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AFAR Board Member in the News: Nir Barzilai in The Washington Post article on when to start seeing a geriatrician

Dec 10
2018

AFAR Board Member in the News: Nir Barzilai in The Washington Post article on when to start seeing a geriatrician

On December 8, 2018, The Washington Post highlighted the insights of AFAR expert Nir Barzilai, M.D. on the difference between biological and chronological age. Dr. Barzilai is a 1994 AFAR Research Grant recipient, 1997 Beeson Scholar, 2010 Irving S. Wright Award winner, and AFAR’s Deputy Scientific Director. Read “Will you really need a geriatrician when you’re 65?” here.


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AFAR Expert in the News: S. Jay Olshansky in Nautilus on how increasing healthspan in older adults affects the labor force

Dec 10
2018

AFAR Expert in the News: S. Jay Olshansky in Nautilus on how increasing healthspan in older adults affects the labor force

On December 6, 2018, Nautilus highlighted the insights of AFAR expert S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D. exploring how the increasing healthspan of older adults affects both the work force and work culture. Dr. Olshansky is an AFAR board member and 2016 Irving S. Wright Award winner. Read “Retiring Retirement” here.


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NIA website spotlights AFAR-managed Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN)

Dec 06
2018

NIA website spotlights AFAR-managed Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN)

On December 4, 2018, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) published a blog co-authored by the NIA’s Supervisory Medical Officer of the Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Basil Eldadah, M.D. and Deputy Director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Research Dana Plude, Ph.D.  The post spotlights the National Institute on Aging’s Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN), which AFAR co-manages with Wake Forest School of Medicine.  The blog post highlights the mission of the RCCN. “The RCCN embodies a team science approach based on the understanding that addressing the thorniest problems in…


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AFAR Experts in the News: Mark Lachs and Mathew Maurer in JAGS on functional impairment and medication burden in adults with heart failure

Dec 05
2018

AFAR Experts in the News: Mark Lachs and Mathew Maurer in JAGS on functional impairment and medication burden in adults with heart failure

On November 29, 2018, The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published research co-authored by AFAR experts Mark Lachs, M.D., M.P.H. and Mathew Maurer, M.D. Dr. Lachs is a 1995 Beeson Scholar and AFAR’s Board President.  Dr. Maurer is a 1999 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty recipient and a 2012 AFAR Research Committee member. Read “Association Between Functional Impairment and Medication Burden in Adults with Heart Failure” here.


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AFAR Grantees in the News: Emily Davis and Dena Dubal in The Journal of Neuroscience on ovarian cycle and Alzheimer’s

Dec 05
2018

AFAR Grantees in the News: Emily Davis and Dena Dubal in The Journal of Neuroscience on ovarian cycle and Alzheimer’s

On December 3, 2018, The Journal of Neuroscience published co-authored research by AFAR experts Emily Davis and Dena Dubal, M.D., Ph.D. Ms. Davis is a 2017 AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient. Dr. Dubal is a 2015 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient, 2009 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar, and a 1998 AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient. Read “Ovarian cycle stages modulate Alzheimer-related cognitive and brain network alterations in female mice” here.


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AFAR Experts in the News: Nir Barzilai, Jay Olshansky, David Sinclair, and Eric Verdin in The Boston Globe on targeting aging, biotechnology startups, and extending healthspan

Dec 04
2018

AFAR Experts in the News: Nir Barzilai, Jay Olshansky, David Sinclair, and Eric Verdin in The Boston Globe on targeting aging, biotechnology startups, and extending healthspan

On December 1, 2018, The Boston Globe highlighted the insights of AFAR experts Nir  Barzilai, M.D., Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., David Sinclair, Ph.D., and Eric Verdin, Ph.D. on targeting aging, longevity, and extending healthspan. Dr. Barzilai is a 1997 Beeson Scholar, a 1994 AFAR Research Grant recipient, and AFAR’s Deputy Scientific Director. Dr. Olshansky is a 2016 Irving S. Wright Award winner and an AFAR board member. Dr. Sinclair is a 2018 Irving S. Wright Award winner, a 2000 AFAR Research Grant recipient, and an AFAR Board member. Dr. Verdin served on AFAR’s National Scientific Advisory Committee from 2010-2015. …


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