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Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on supercentenarian Jeanne Calment in The New Yorker

Feb 25
2020

Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on supercentenarian Jeanne Calment in The New Yorker View MoreBACK

On February 10, 2020, The New Yorker featured insights from AFAR expert S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, on the controversial research surrounding the age of supercentenarian Jeanne Calment, who holds the record of oldest human lifespan to date.

Regarding the research in question, Dr. Olshansky said, “I did not find the paper to be of a very high quality. If I were the editor, I would not have accepted it.”

Dr. Olshansky is an AFAR board member and 2016 Irving S. Wright Award recipient. He is currently a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc.

Read the article, “Was Jeanne Calment The Oldest Person Who Ever Lived – Or A Fraud,” here.





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