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Expert in the News: Nathan LeBrasseur on The Gift of Healthy Aging in Marketwatch

Nov 22
2019

Expert in the News: Nathan LeBrasseur on The Gift of Healthy Aging in Marketwatch

On November 22, 2019, MarketWatch featured insights from AFAR expert Nathan K. LeBrasseur, PhD, MS, on the gift of exercise in an article encouraging unique gifts for older parents this holiday season. Dr. LeBrasseur is a 2002 Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient, and a 2019 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient.  He is also a Consultant, Professor, and Co-Chair of Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic. Read the article, “The best presents to buy your parents – the hardest people to shop for,”…


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2019 Beeson report featuring 2017 Beeson Scholars, Now Online

Nov 21
2019

2019 Beeson report featuring 2017 Beeson Scholars, Now Online

  AFAR is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Beeson Report. The report spotlights the research of the 2017 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Awards in Aging Scholars. In feature stories, these five physician-investigators reflect on the Beeson awards’ impact on their research through the mentored Beeson program and the impact they hope their research will make on older patients’ health and healthcare. The 2019 Beeson Report also includes a feature article on collaborations between Beeson Ireland Scholars and CARDI Fellows through an Innovation Fund and a welcome letter by Thomas M. Gill, M.D., the…


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Experts in the News: Steve Austad and Matt Kaeberlein on how DNA methylation patterns can calculate a dog’s human age in Science

Nov 19
2019

Experts in the News: Steve Austad and Matt Kaeberlein on how DNA methylation patterns can calculate a dog’s human age in Science

On November 15, 2019, Science published an article featuring insights from AFAR experts Steven N. Austad, PhD, and Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, on how scanned DNA methylation patterns can be used to scientifically determine the human age of a dog. Dr. Austad is AFAR’s Scientific Director. He is also a distinguished professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as Co Principle-Investigator of the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Coordinating Center. Dr. Kaeberlein is a 2006 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty…


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Board Member in the News: David Sinclair on his latest book in Next Avenue

Nov 19
2019

Board Member in the News: David Sinclair on his latest book in Next Avenue

On November 13, 2019, Next Avenue published an excerpt from the latest book by AFAR expert David Sinclair, PhD, AO, Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To. Dr. Sinclair is an AFAR board member, 2000 AFAR Research Grant recipient, and 2018 Irving S. Wright Award recipient. He is also a Professor in the Department of Genetics and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-founder of Lifebiosciences. Read the article, “David Sinclair on Aging,” here.


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Experts in the News: Steven Austad, James Cuvillier, and Ai-Ling Lin new research on how rapamycin improves memory and blood flow to the brain in older rats in Aging Cell

Nov 15
2019

Experts in the News: Steven Austad, James Cuvillier, and Ai-Ling Lin new research on how rapamycin improves memory and blood flow to the brain in older rats in Aging Cell

On November 6, 2019, Aging Cell published research by AFAR experts Steven N. Austad, PhD, James Cuvillier, MD, and Ai-Ling Lin, PhD, connecting rapamycin to improved memory and blood flow to the brain in older rats, which holds implications for aging research and offers an avenue to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. Dr. Austad is AFAR’s Scientific Director. He is also a distinguished professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as Co Principle-Investigator of the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Coordinating Center. Dr. Cuvillier…


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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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