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AFAR Annual Awards Dinner honors Alan Alda and Howard Milstein and more

Nov 11
2019

AFAR Annual Awards Dinner honors Alan Alda and Howard Milstein and more

On November 7, 2019, AFAR supporters and scientists gathered for our Annual Awards Dinner and Symposium at Lotte New York Palace.  Emmy Award-winning host and producer Meredith Vieira served as master of ceremonies. AFAR presented the George E. and Marie J. Doty Award to geroscience philanthropist Howard P. Milstein, Founder and Chairman of the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership (MMAAP) Foundation and Chairman, Milstein Program of Geriatrics.  AFAR presented the Honorary Leadership Award to actor, author, and science advocate Alan Alda, founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Honorees Howard P. Milstein and Alan Alda with emcee Meredith…


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Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe elected to The National Academy of Medicine

Nov 01
2019

Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe elected to The National Academy of Medicine

AFAR is pleased to announce that Kristine Yaffe, MD, was elected to the esteemed National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on October 21, 2019. New members are elected to NAM by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. NAM’s selection recognizes Dr. Yaffe’s her pioneering work in the epidemiology of dementia, and leadership in identifying modifiable risk factors that transformed the field of cognitive aging and revolutionized our concept of dementia prevention. Dr. Yaffe is a 2001 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders…


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Board Member in the News: Richard Besdine on when to see a geriatrician in Forbes

Nov 01
2019

Board Member in the News: Richard Besdine on when to see a geriatrician in Forbes

On October 25, 2019, Forbes featured the insights of AFAR expert Richard Besdine, MD, on when it is appropriate to seek out a geriatrician, and how clinicians can aid their patients in the process. Dr. Besdine is AFAR’s Medical Officer. He is also a Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Chief of Geriatrics for Lifespan, and first Greer Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, as well as a Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice, and Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health…


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