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Board Member in the news: Mark Lachs on healthspan and longevity of presidential candidates in The New York Times

Oct 7
2019

Board Member in the news: Mark Lachs on healthspan and longevity of presidential candidates in The New York Times View MoreBACK

On October 2, 2019, The New York Times featured insights from AFAR expert Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH, on why age should not be a disqualifying factor for the presidency, and why healthspan matters more than age.

Dr. Lachs is the AFAR board President, a 1995 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging recipient, and a 2017 Irving S. Wright Award winner. He is also the Director of Geriatrics for The New York Presbyterian Health Care System, as well as the Co-Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and the Irene and Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Read the article, “Is Age Only a Number, Even When You’re Running for President?here.

For more on why healthspan matters more than age when considering a presidential candidate, read the research-backed AFAR whitepaper by board member S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, here.





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