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Find out the latest news from the Alliance and the field of aging research. Media members can call 202.370.7852 or email for more information and to schedule interviews. Download our online press kit here.

Date: November 9th, 2017

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Date: November 8th, 2017

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Date: October 25th, 2017

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Date: October 4th, 2017

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The 2017 Roundtable Discussion will be moderated by Susan Peschin of the Alliance for Aging Research and includes a distinguished panel featuring Dr. Janet Woodcock of the FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Jean Moody-Williams of CMS, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Derek Asay of Eli Lilly & Company, Crystal Vanuch of Avanir, and Susan C. Winkler of Leavitt Partners, LLC.

Continue reading for their biographies.

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Your generosity allows us to accelerate the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. Your one-time or repeat donation allows the Alliance to continue to advance science and enhance lives.

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SP&FCN Network

Date: May 3rd, 2017

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Clinical Trials

Date: April 28th, 2017

Pay It Forward: Volunteering for a Clinical Trial

Getting medical discoveries from the research lab to patients depends on clinical trials and the people who volunteer to participate in them.   Volunteering in a trial may help society at large by bringing new treatments one step closer to patients, and could help a loved one if you have a genetic disease or condition.  Volunteering may also give you access to a cutting-edge treatment and medical team that carefully monitors your health.  But clinical trials can’t happen without volunteers, and 37% of trials don't enroll enough patients to move forward.  Clinical trials need volunteers like you so watch this short film to find out more about why they are important, how to get involved, and what it means to participate.

 


2017 Daniel Perry Founder's Award

Date: February 6th, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Daniel Perry Founder's Award winner, the Honorable Tony Coelho.

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2017 Silver Innovator Award

Date: February 6th, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Silver Innovator Award Winners, Drs. Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel.

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Congratulations to our 2017 Distinguished Public Service Award Winner, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).

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Congratulations to our 2017 Claude Pepper Award for Advancing Healthy Aging Winner, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE).

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2017 Roundtable Sponsors

Date: February 6th, 2017

Thank you to our generous sponsors* of the 2017 Roundtable Discussion.

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2017 Annual Dinner Sponsors

Date: February 6th, 2017

Thank you to our generous sponsors* of the 2017 Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner.

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More information on the sponsorship opportunities available for the 2017 Roundtable Discussion.

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More information on the sponsorship opportunities available for the 2017 Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner.

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Spread the love this February with the gift of heart health for you and your loved ones. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month and National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day.

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Your generosity allows us to accelerate the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. Your one-time or repeat donation allows the Alliance to continue to advance science and enhance lives.

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Living Longer & Loving It!

Date: October 20th, 2016

As we get older, our health needs start to change, as might the things that interest us most in life. And many times, we may have questions about a particular health topic or an issue related to the Boomer generation. Each month, the Alliance for Aging Research's enewsletter Living Longer & Loving It offers articles, news, and resources that give answers to these questions. You can check out the latest edition here. We also invite you to sign up for our email list to get the latest

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Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is an eye disease that is a leading cause of vision loss in older Americans. The Alliance's AMD resource page offers vital information.  


Our Best Shot: Community Workshop Kit

Date: September 14th, 2016

http://agingresearch.org/backend/files/CustomPage/665/AAR%20Medicare%20Wellness%20Visits_Electronic.pdfAdult vaccination rates in the U.S. are dangerously low, falling far short of national targets, despite the  devastating effects vaccine-preventable diseases can have on older adults. The tools and educational materials in this workshop kit address the importance of vaccination later in life, and encourage older adults to protect themselves from these potentially deadly diseases.


The 2016 Roundtable Discussion will be moderated by Susan Peschin of the Alliance for Aging Research and includes a distinguished panel featuring Dr. Janet Woodcock of the FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Dr. Jeff Shuren of the FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Janet Jenkins-Showalter of Genentech, and Andrew Emmett of Pfizer.

Continue reading for their biographies.

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The Alliance partnered with 29 other national organizations to have National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Beginning annually on February 22, 2017, the day will be listed on the HHS National Health Observances Calendar.

 


Malnutrition Pocket Film

Date: August 16th, 2016

Malnutrition can happen to anyone, but older adults are particularly at risk. Malnutrition does not just happen to seniors who suffer from hunger, or who do not have access to healthy food. Older adults are more likely to have chronic conditions that put them at risk for malnutrition. Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions can impact appetite, make eating difficult, change metabolism, and require dietary restrictions. This short "pocket film" covers who is at risk for malnutrition, the debilitating

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Heart Valve Disease

Date: August 10th, 2016

Valve disease affects an estimated five million Americans. Visit this page to learn more.

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Vaccines

Date: July 27th, 2016

The Alliance for Aging Research has created a group of free resources to help educate older adults about how vaccines serve as an important step in protecting their health.


Sepsis

Date: June 6th, 2016

Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition caused by an infection. Anyone can get sepsis, but older adults face an increased risk. The key to fighting sepsis is recognizing it early and treating it quickly. 


Thirty years ago on April 11, 1986, the Alliance for Aging Research was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Thank you to all who helped us mark this momentous occasion.

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Malnutrition in Older Adults

Date: April 27th, 2016

Malnutrition can happen to anyone, but older adults are particularly at risk.  This pocket film--available in both English and Spanish--covers who is at risk for malnutrition, the debilitating impact it can have, tips for identifying the condition, and how it can be treated and prevented.

 

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2016 Annual Dinner Event Chair

Date: March 29th, 2016

The Alliance is honored to announce Frank Mars, President of Mars Symbioscience, as the Chair of the 2016 Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner.

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#SafeMeds Twitter Chat

Date: March 25th, 2016

This is a transcript of the #SafeMedsChat held on March 23, 2016.


Welcome to the Alliance for Aging Research's 30-year anniversary information page.


Nutrition and Aging

Date: March 2nd, 2016

These "pocket films" explain the role of nutrition in healthy aging and highlight some of the latest findings in nutrition research. They offer an easy-to-understand, concise introduction to nutrition that both consumers and health educators can take with them anywhere on their smartphone or tablet.

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Every day, millions of Americans turn to over-the-counter medications to treat their pain, colds, fevers, stomach upset, and more. But these same medications can cause harm if they aren't taken safely. These resources walk viewers through:

  • Choosing the appropriate OTC pain medication
  • Taking it safely and according to directions
  • Storing it Up and Away and out of sight of little ones
  • Disposing of it when they no longer want it

Three pocket films, a patient quiz, and links to other important resources are included.


Ways to Give: Planned Gifts

Date: December 9th, 2015

Important information for those interested in making a planned gift to the Alliance.

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A summary of the most frequently asked questions (and their answers) regarding making a contribution to the Alliance.

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Ways to Give: Gifts of Stock

Date: December 9th, 2015

Important information for those interested in making a gift of stock to the Alliance.

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Ways to Give: Phone or Mail

Date: December 9th, 2015

Important information for those interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to the Alliance via phone or mail.

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Congratulations to our 2016 Indispensable Person of the Year Award Winner, Robert Temple, M.D.

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2016 Silver Innovator Award

Date: November 3rd, 2015

Congratulations to our 2016 Silver Innovator Award Winner, Dr. Laura Carstensen.

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Congratulations to our 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award Winner, Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA).

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Congratulations to our 2016 Claude Pepper Award for Advancing Healthy Aging Winner, the Honorable Maxine Waters.

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2016 Roundtable Sponsors

Date: November 3rd, 2015

Thank you to our generous sponsors* of the 2016 Roundtable Discussion.

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2016 Annual Dinner Sponsors

Date: November 3rd, 2015

Thank you to our generous sponsors* of the 2016 Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner.

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More information on the sponsorship opportunities available for the 2016 Roundtable Discussion.

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More information on the sponsorship opportunities available for the 2016 Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner.

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Save the date for the 2016 Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner -- Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

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Why Medical Research Matters

Date: September 15th, 2015

Every day millions of Americans and their loved ones face the challenge of dealing with conditions such as stroke, heart valve disease, Alzheimer's disease, and others. Learn their personal stories and why they say medical research matters.


The Alliance for Aging Research held its 22nd Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel.

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SAGE Crossroads

Date: July 1st, 2015

These trading cards feature a fun look at the brains behind some of the leading theories of aging and immortality.

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This is the press kit page for the new The Silver Book®: Cancer volume and factsheet.

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Pain Survey Press Kit

Date: March 4th, 2015

Welcome to the press kit page for the Alliance for Aging Research's survey of 1,600 Americans ages 18 and over on how they experience and manage pain.

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FY 2014 Annual Report

Date: March 3rd, 2015

We invite you to review our Annual Report which includes the long strides and accomplishments of Fiscal Year 2014.We believe your review of these materials will reward you in two ways: with access to the latest information and advocacy for a long and rewarding healthspan, and in knowing that the Alliance for Aging Research is renewed and ever-vigilant in pursuit of healthier aging for us all.

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Congratulations to our 2015 Indispensable Person of the Year Award Winner, Scott Simon.

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2015 Silver Innovator Award

Date: February 20th, 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 Silver Innovator Award Winner, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD.

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Congratulations to our 2015 Distinguished Public Service Award Winner, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

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Congratulations to our 2015 Claude Pepper Award for Advancing Healthy Aging Winner, the Honorable Diana DeGette.

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2015 Roundtable Sponsors

Date: February 20th, 2015

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the 2015 Roundtable Discussion.

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2015 Annual Dinner Sponsors

Date: February 20th, 2015

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the 22nd Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner.

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Welcome to the Living with AFib press kit. Here you will find all you need on the campaign and the AFib survey results.


Pocket Films

Date: January 30th, 2015

The Alliance's short, animated "pocket films" make technical and dense medical information more approachable, and easier to understand.

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Welcome to the press kit for the Living with VTE multimedia campaign.


Venous Thromboembolism

Date: December 1st, 2014

These are the resources to help you learn more about living with venous thromboembolism, or VTE.

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This is the bio for Perri Peltz.

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This is the biography for Linda P. Fried. Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

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Atrial Fibrillation

Date: October 6th, 2014

These resources will educate you about living with atrial fibrillation. 


Geriatric Cardiovascular Disease

Date: September 25th, 2014

Most cardiovascular diseases are in fact diseases of aging.  The resources on this page look at a number of cardiovascular diseases including atrial fibrillation, aortic stenosis and other types of valve disease, and venous thromboembolism.


The Healthspan Imperative

Date: September 5th, 2014

The Healthspan Imperative looks at our country's next great priority: solving the challenges brought about by the aging of the American population.


Get educated on safe medication storage so you can keep it up and away and out of sight of kids.

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Congratulations to our 2014 Indispensable Person of the Year Award Winner, J. Craig Venter, PhD.

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The 2014 Roundtable Discussion with the FDA and CMS was moderated by Mark McClellan of the Brookings Institution and included a distinguished panel featuring Scott LaGanga of PhRMA, Dr. Jeff Shuren of the FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Dr. Janet Woodcock of the FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Dr. Shari M. Ling, of CMS, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, and Tamara Syrek-Jensen of CMS, Coverage and Analysis.

Continue reading for their biographies.

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2014 Silver Innovator Award

Date: June 17th, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Silver Innovator Award Winner, Jay Walker.

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Congratulations to our 2014 Claude Pepper Award for Advancing Healthy Aging Winner, the Honorable Bill Nelson.

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2014 Roundtable Sponsors

Date: June 13th, 2014

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the Roundtable Discussion with the FDA and CMS.

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2014 Annual Dinner Sponsors

Date: June 13th, 2014

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the 21st Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner.

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Congratulations to our 2014 Senator Orrin Hatch Award for Advancing Healthy Aging Winner, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

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Privacy Policy

Date: June 10th, 2014

Read the Alliance's Privacy Policy.

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Learn more about Comparative Effectiveness Research.

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Alzheimer's Disease

Date: June 5th, 2014

Discover the Alliance's Alzheimer's disease resources.


On June 28, 2012 the Alliance for Aging Research and its project partner the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), convened Translating Innovation to Impact, a one-day working meeting to review the state of research into evidence-based interventions to help people with Alzheimer’s remain healthy and independent in the community while reducing the stress on their caregivers.

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Silver Scholar Award

Date: May 27th, 2014

This award honors the important work of economists, demographers, and related researchers whose scholarship increases our understanding of the value of healthy life after 65 and continued medical innovations that help people live longer in good health.

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Every year around 75,000 Americans learn that they have atrial fibrillation (AFib)—the most common type of arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm. Visit this page to learn more.


Valve Disease

Date: May 6th, 2014

As many as five million Americans are diagnosed with valve disease each year. Visit this page to learn more.

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Aortic stenosis is a type of heart disease where the main outlet for blood to be pumped to the body—the aortic valve—becomes narrowed over time. Visit this page to learn more.