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Vol. LXVII, No. 7
March 27, 2015
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NIA Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Gerontological Society Meeting

The National Institute on Aging marked its 40th anniversary with a special symposium at the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting. NIH director Dr. Francis Collins presented the conference keynote address, noting that aging research was “hot science,” with a number of new opportunities for investigators. At the conference, three NIA staff were recognized with major awards.

Dr. Rafael de Cabo (l), senior investigator in NIA’s Translational Gerontology Branch, received the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research. The award recognizes vision and accomplishments in advancing aging research and the understanding of aging. “From Cells to Society: NIA at 40—Past, Present and Future” symposium featured presentations by NIA staff and grantees. On hand were (from l) NIA director Dr. Richard Hodes; Dr. Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California; Dr. Kevin High, Wake Forest University; Dr. Steven Austad, University of Alabama at Birmingham; NIA Division of Neuroscience director Dr. Neil Buckholtz; and NIA deputy director Dr. Marie Bernard.

Above: Dr. Rafael de Cabo (l), senior investigator in NIA’s Translational Gerontology Branch, received the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research. The award recognizes vision and accomplishments in advancing aging research and the understanding of aging. (Photo courtesy of American Foundation for Aging Research) At right, “From Cells to Society: NIA at 40—Past, Present and Future” symposium featured presentations by NIA staff and grantees. On hand were (from l) NIA director Dr. Richard Hodes; Dr. Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California; Dr. Kevin High, Wake Forest University; Dr. Steven Austad, University of Alabama at Birmingham; NIA Division of Neuroscience director Dr. Neil Buckholtz; and NIA deputy director Dr. Marie Bernard. (Photo by Bill Branson)

Below: Bernard (l) receives the Donald P. Kent Award from former NIA deputy director and Brown University public health dean Dr. Terrie Wetle. Bernard was cited for leadership in gerontology through teaching, service and interpretation of gerontology to society. (Photo courtesy of Gerontological Society of America) Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, NIA scientific director (l), was awarded the Fondation Ipsen Longevity Prize by Yves Christen, president of the Fondation, for work on the causal pathways to functional decline in aging. The prize marks outstanding contributions in the field of longevity. (Photo courtesy of Fondation Ipsen)

Bernard (l) receives the Donald P. Kent Award from former NIA deputy director and Brown University public health dean Dr. Terrie Wetle. Bernard was cited for leadership in gerontology through teaching, service and interpretation of gerontology to society. Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, NIA scientific director (l), was awarded the Fondation Ipsen Longevity Prize by Yves Christen, president of the Fondation, for work on the causal pathways to functional decline in aging. The prize marks outstanding contributions in the field of longevity.

 


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