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The New Age of Aging: Contemporary Advances in Geroscience

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This program was originally broadcast live on May 13, 2016, and is now available as a video on-demand recording. 

Revolutionary advances in aging research have underscored the imminent promise of substantial increases in the human Healthspan, the period of time that we remain healthy.  This live webcast brings leading researchers into a discussion of the findings and implications associated with substantial increases in the length of healthy human life.  Through concerted interdisciplinary effort, international research is advancing the frontiers of science in efforts to treat aging as a disease, delaying or preventing the onset of a wide range of debilitating diseases.  

Learning Objective 1
Identify three technological, pharmaceutical or other advances associated with substantial increases in the Healthspan

Learning Objective 2
Articulate the implications associated with longer healthy human lifespan

Learning Objective 3
Discuss the implications associated with treating aging as a disease 

Presenters: Nir Barzilai, M.D. and Steven N. Austad, Ph.D

Dr. Mir Barzilai is the Director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging Research and of the National Institutes of Health’s Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging.  He also serves on numerous editorial boards and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Beeson Fellow for Aging Research, the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging Award, the Paul F. Glenn Foundation Award, the NIA Nathan Shock Award, and the Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction in Aging Research.

Dr. Steven Austad is a distinguished professor and department chair in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  From 1986 to 1993 Dr. Austad served as assistant and then associate professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolution Biology at Harvard University, before going to the University of Idaho and becoming full professor. His teaching and research interests include the Biology of Aging, Evolution, Ecology of Infectious Diseases, and Scientific Communication. He is the author of more than 150 scientific articles. His book, “Why we Age: What Science is Discovering about the Body’s Journey Through Life,” has been translated into 8 languages.

 


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