On Dec. 12, Cameron Diaz (l), actress and author of The Body Book, visited NIH with the book’s co-author Sandra Bark (r). Diaz and Bark are conducting research for a second book about healthy aging and toured numerous laboratories at NIH to learn more about research on aging and women’s health. During a day-long visit, the authors met with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins as well as experts from the National Institute on Aging, Office of Research on Women’s Health, Clinical Center, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Above, the authors meet with Dr. Susan Resnick, chief of NIA’s Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, to discuss findings from the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study. Below, they are accompanied by NIA director Dr. Richard Hodes (second from r), Dr. Luigi Ferrucci (l), NIA scientific director, and Dr. Felipe Sierra, director of NIA’s Division of Aging Biology.
Photos: Lydia Polimeni