Eweson Lecture Series
Eweson Lecture Series

"The Eweson Lecturers strive to increase awareness of aging issues within specialty areas..."

The Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series provides support to encourage investigators in the field of aging research to present findings at an annual scientific or medical specialty association meeting where aging related research is not the primary focus.

Eweson Lectures have been presented, for example, at the Annual Canine Longevity Consortium, the Annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, the International Society for Posture and Gait, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, the Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, the Annual Meeting of The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, and the International Congress of Pathophysiology.

The Award

The Eweson Lecture series provides selected applicants with funding up to a maximum of $1,500 to cover travel expenses and meeting related fees. 

The Eweson Lecture Series on Advances in Aging Research was established in 1997 by AFAR board member Dorothy Dillon Eweson in an effort to bring the issues of aging and age-related diseases and conditions to the forefront of medical association conferences. The Eweson Lecturers strive to increase awareness of aging issues within specialty areas by presenting “cutting edge” papers and research on topics directly relating to specific disciplines.


Eligibility and Application

AFAR is no longer accepting applications to participate in the Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series for the year 2018. Please check back in early 2019 for details on how to apply for this award.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Elizabeth Pritchett-Montavon at AFAR, (212) 703-9977 or info@afar.org.

2018 Eweson Lectures (To Date)

American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders: National Institute on Aging (NIA) U13 "Bench-to-Bedside" conference series, Bethesda, MD. March 11-12, 2019.
Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD, "Disrupted Monocyte Cholesterol Efflux is Sufficient for Developing Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration Lesions in Mice." Retina Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 12-15, 2018.
Nathan Brummel, MD, "Critical Illness Brain Injury: Pathways from Delirium to Dementia." American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference, San Diego, CA, May 18-23, 2018.
Jennifer Garrison, PhD, "Cellular and circuit mechanisms of neuropeptide signaling." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2018, San Diego, CA, November 3–7, 2018.
Kristin Gribble, PhD, "Maternal age effects on offspring aging and response to caloric restriction." Evolutionary Demography Society Sixth Annual Meeting, Coral Gables, FL, January 10-12, 2019.
Catherine Kaczorowski, PhD, "Systems Genetics of Normal Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (AD)." 2018 International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society Meeting, Rochester, MN, May 17-21, 2018.
Raquel Lieberman, PhD, "Protein misfolding in myocilin--associated open angle glaucoma (OAG)." 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 29-May 3, 2018.
Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, "Identification and characterization of key cell and tissue types that contribute to driving systemic aging", New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, 2018.
Grace Stutzmann, PhD, "Early mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease." International Conference on Structural Biology, Berlin, Germany, September 24-26, 2018.



For a complete listing of funded presentations to date, click here.