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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.

Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Threat to Global Health

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 18th, 2016

Today the Alliance for Aging Research released The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy, a factsheet that gives an overview of the threat the eye disease presents to global health.


Press Kit for The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 18th, 2016

Welcome to the press kit about The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy.


Malnutrition: A Hidden Epidemic in Older Americans

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 9th, 2016

A new “pocket film” from the Alliance for Aging Research highlights the hidden epidemic of malnutrition in older adults. 

Related Topics: Nutrition / Prevention


Welcome to the press kit about the "pocket film:" Malnutrition: A Hidden Epidemic in Older Adults.


The Alliance has launched a new “pocket film” that offers consumers a simple step-by-step guide on safe disposal of both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications.


Press Kit for the Safe Medication Disposal Film

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 21st, 2016

Welcome to the press kit about the "pocket film" on safe medication disposal.


The Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science, has released three animated “pocket films” that explain the role of nutrition in healthy aging and highlight some of the latest findings in nutrition research.


This is the press kit for the nutrition and healthy aging "pocket film" series.


Before Seeking Relief, Know Your OTC Pain Medication

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 2nd, 2016

The Alliance for Aging Research has debuted two animated “pocket films” focused on educating consumers about how to safely choose, take, and store OTC pain medication.


This is the press kit for the OTC pain medication films. 


Cynthia Bens has been named as the president of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA Board of Directors.


The nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research announces the appointments of James E. Eden, Ed.D., as chair and James G. Scott as the new vice chair of its Board of Directors.

Related Topics: Aging Research


Nonprofit Organization Honors Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Diana DeGette, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., and Scott Simon


ACT-AD Coalition Hosts Its Eighth Annual Meeting


Site Includes Data on Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Vision Loss, and More


Vaccination Rates in Older Adults Fall Short of Targets

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 29th, 2015

The nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research released a white paper, Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults, that provides a comprehensive overview of the factors that drive vaccination underutilization in seniors.


The Alliance for Aging Research will announce the release of its new white paper Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults.


Dan Perry Releases Statement on Rep. Alan Grayson

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 14th, 2015

Dan Perry, founder and board member of the Alliance for Aging Research, released a statement on July 14, 2015, in response to questions regarding Alan Grayson’s involvement with our organization.

Related Topics: Aging Research


Website Offers Educational Resources, Personal Stories


Alliance for Aging Research Releases New Silver Book® Volume on Cancer’s Impact and the Promise of Advances in Research


The Silver Book®: Cancer volume and factsheet debuts at a Capitol Hill briefing.


The founder of the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research, Dan Perry, retired today from the organization.


Results Also Reveal Many Older Adults Use OTC Medications to Relieve Pain


Results Show Patient Concern about Stroke Risk Has Risen Over Time  


Multimedia Living with VTE Campaign Includes Pocket Film


ACT-AD Coalition Hosts Its 7th Annual Meeting


The Alliance for Aging Research announces the launch of a new comprehensive campaign aimed at educating about valve disease in women.


Honorees Include Sen. Bill Nelson, Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., Jay Walker and J. Craig Venter


Nonprofit Leader Dan Perry to Offer Insights at MipTec European Health Care Innovation Conference


This Grandparents Day Remember to Keep Medicine Up and Away and Out of Sight of Grandkids

Type: Alliance for Aging Research

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 4th, 2014

While grandparents place a top priority on their grandchildren’s safety, an often overlooked danger lurks within easy reach of children in their care: unsecured medications.


Martha Stewart-Narrated Film Features Insights from Leading Aging Research Experts


New Interactive Campaign Offers Information and Education


The Aging in Motion (AIM) Coalition today hosted a meeting with leaders from FDA and leading scientists, industry representatives and advocates to highlight the latest developments in clinical research and treatment of sarcopenia.


Almost Half of the Senior Population Unaware of the Importance of Immunizations

Type: Alliance for Aging Research

Date: December 5th, 2013

New Polling Shows Almost Half of the Senior Population is Unaware of the Importance of Immunizations; New Silver Book® from Alliance for Aging Research Details Value of Vaccinations for Seniors


New Silver Book® highlights the value of innovation in reducing the burden of infectious diseases.


50,000 to 90,000 Adult Deaths a Year Caused by Vaccine-Preventable

Type: Alliance for Aging Research

Date: November 7th, 2013

New Factsheet from Alliance for Aging Research's The Silver Book® Details Value of Vaccinations for Seniors


The Alliance for Aging Research and The Gerontological Society of America applaud Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) for convening a Senate Special Committee on Aging roundtable to explore how as a nation we can break down research silos and strategically tackle aging as a major risk factor for chronic disease.

Related Topics: Aging Research


The Alliance honored Martha Stewart along with other notables at the 20th Annual Awards Dinner.


Alliance for Aging Research Announces that Dr. David Wise from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, will Receive Award for Innovative Research on Healthy Aging


Alliance for Aging Research releases short film that teaches the signs of sepsis and the importance of acting quickly to save patients and loved ones from this deadly disease.


Alliance for Aging Research: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, And Seniors Urgently Need Vaccination Information


The Alliance for Aging Research released a new fact sheet in its Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation series. 


The Alliance for Aging Research and the American Aging Association today announced a strategic alliance to share resources drawing greater attention to promising research to slow, prevent and cure the diseases of aging.

Related Topics: Aging Research


The Alliance for Aging Research is excited to announce the launch of the newly re-designed www.silverbook.org.


Tweets Do Tell: Alzhemier's Not a High Priority for Research Funding

Type: Aging Today

Author: Cynthia Bens, VP of Public Policy

Date: May 13th, 2013

An article by Cynthia Bens, Alliance vice president of public policy


Susan Peschin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge after serving 20 years in health policy and government relations management, most recently as the Alliance’s COO. 

Related Topics: Aging Research


Today, the Alliance for Aging Research released a new volume of The Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation on persistent pain.


Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACT-AD) coalition released a statement in response to guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease.


The most effective way to slow Medicare spending is to reduce the cases of preventable chronic conditions and incorporate evidence-based care coordination into the traditional Medicare program.


One-Third of Surveyed Patients Report that Treatment Decision was Made Jointly with their Health Care Provider


Expert Consensus Statement Recommends Process for Assessing Stroke and Bleeding Risk for Appropriate Anticoagulant Use


Dr. Linda Fried, Dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Receives Award for Innovative Research on Healthy Aging
 


Alliance Releases Updated Silver Book on Vision Loss

Type: National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

Author: National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

Date: March 9th, 2012

On March 7, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) joined with the Alliance for Aging Research (AAR) and the glaucoma community in releasing The Silver Book®: Vision Loss Volume II.


The Alliance for Aging Research applauds the Obama Administration for reprogramming $50 million from the current budget to Alzheimer’s disease and pledging an additional $80 million for Alzheimer’s research in the next budget cycle.


Ready for Prime Time

Type: The Scientist

Author: Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris

Date: February 1st, 2012

Thought Experiment: Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.


Cynthia Bens Featured for Patient Advocacy Work

Author: Roxanne Yaghoubi, Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research

Date: January 5th, 2012

The Coalition for Imaging & Bioengineering Research (CIBR) ran a story in their Patient Advocate Group (PAG) Spotlight newsletter, titled "Patient Advocate Leader Cynthia Bens Attends RSNA 2011 as Guest of the Coalition for Inaging & Bioengineering Research (CIBR)."

Related Topics: Quality of Care


Use biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials, says expert group.


The Alliance for Aging Research has added new members to its Science Advisory Board including a prominent bioethicist, a world-renowned neurologist, a Nobel Prize winner in economics, a leading longevity researcher, and the only cardiologist to receive all four major cardiovascular research awards.


Sue Peschin, a leading advocate for public policies supporting Alzheimer’s disease research and services for affected families, will join the Alliance for Aging Research beginning January 2012.


Experts in Eye Care and Aging Call for Renewed Efforts in Glaucoma Detection and Management among Americans


This briefing was held during International AMD Awareness Week 2011 and co-sponsored by the Alliance for Aging Research, the AMD Alliance International (AMDAI), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).


Advocates: FDA deal with drug makers "opaque"

Author: J. Lester Feder, Politico Pro

Date: June 8th, 2011

Consumer advocates are blasting the FDA for the process it has used to renegotiate the terms of the drug approval process following news that a deal has been reached with industry on proposed changes to the process.


Economists Receive $75,000 for Work in Aging, Health Care, and Economics


New Silver Book® Highlights Need for More Medical Research and Task Force


New Resource Highlights the Growing Burden of Diabetes and Value of Medical Innovation

Related Topics: Silver Book / Diabetes


Alliance Releases Latest Volume of The Silver Book Highlighting the Growing Burden of Neurological Disease and the Value of Medical Innovation


Materials Raise Awareness and Encourage Physician-Patient Communication


Dr. Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD won a share of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Dr. Greider was credited for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

Related Topics: Aging Research


Daniel Perry, executive director of the not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research, issued a statement applauding the nomination of Dr. Collins.


The Alliance for Aging Research Applauds Proposed Legislative Compromise between Lawmakers and Pharmaceutical Companies


Calls for at least a 7% increase in NIH funding for FY 2010


On Tuesday, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), joined fellow New Democrat colleagues Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), in introducing the Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Act of 2009 (H.R. 2502). Daniel Perry, executive director of the Alliance for Aging Research, released a statement in support of this new, patient-centered CER legislation


Concluding six years on the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research, Dr. Marie A. Bernard assumed new responsibilities this week as Deputy Director of the federal government’s National Institute on Aging.

Related Topics: Aging Research


Survey Reveals Doctors, Patients Lack Information about Heart Condition


The Alliance for Aging Research is deeply saddened by the death of the Honorable Paul G. Rogers. Congressman Rogers was one of America’s most effective medical research advocates and will be greatly missed. 

Related Topics: Aging Research


The Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), released a new volume of The Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation.


Experts Call for New Research Focus to Slow Aging and Extend Healthy Life

Related Topics: Aging Research


Award Honors Legacy of Health Research Advocate Florence S. Mahoney

Related Topics: Aging Research


Alliance for Aging Research Offers New Podcasts on Web Site

Related Topics: Aging Research


Clipboard tool with algorithm helps diagnose and treat bone disease.


Brochure provides latest information on AMD diagnosis and treatment.

Related Topics:


Downloadable "pocket" films help increase public understanding of a 21st century epidemic.


"Standing Strong" Toolkit Available to Community Groups


New and Improved Website Spans Personal Health to Policy Issues


The Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR), released a new volume of The Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation dedicated to age-related eye disease--The Silver Book®: Vision Loss.


The Alliance for Aging Research, a non-profit organization that promotes scientific and medical research for healthier aging, honored Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Dr. Janet Woodcock of the Food and Drug Administration with awards for advancing healthy aging through research.

Related Topics: Aging Research


The Alliance for Aging Research was a winner in the 16th annual National Mature Media Awards Program, receiving a silver award for the Alzheimer’s Disease: Helping Yourself Help a Loved One workshop kit and a merit award for the 2006 Annual Report
 


The Alliance for Aging Research today commends the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for including a $186 million increase for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations bill.


Consumer Health Education Center Launches National Campaign to Help Older Americans Manage Medicines


The Alliance for Aging Research Launches Campaign to Increase Awareness About Malnutrition in Older Adults


Alliance for Aging Research Commends Congress for Restoring Funding of Geriatric Training Programs


The Alliance for Aging Research today warned that the president’s proposed FY 2008 budget lacks sufficient funding to address the growing burden of age-related chronic diseases. 


Alliance for Aging Research offers 10 steps to brain fitness.


November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.


Alliance Elects New Top Officers

Date: November 28th, 2006

The Alliance for Aging Research, which advances science and medical innovations for healthier aging in America, today named James E. Eden, a successful developer and operator of senior living communities, to be the group’s National Chairman.

Related Topics:


The Alliance for Aging Research (the Alliance) and the Brain Resource Company (BRC) launched a brain health education program.

Related Topics: Brain Health


The Alliance for Aging Research (The Alliance) and the Brain Resource Company (BRC), announced a new partnership to promote education and research in brain health.


A panel of experts gathered on Capitol Hill to address the growing burden of chronic disease in an aging nation and the promise of medical research and innovation.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Cancer


Senators Bayh and Hatch, and Nobel Laureate Robert Fogel Honored by the Alliance for Aging Research at 20th Anniversary Awards Dinner

Related Topics: Aging Research


In an effort to improve awareness about heart disease in women, the Alliance for Aging Research has launched a new campaign, Heart Disease: About Women, About You.


In Pursuit of the 'Longevity Dividend'

Date: September 12th, 2006

Prominent Scientists Call for Policymakers to Invest in Research to Gain a "Longevity Dividend"

Related Topics: Aging Research


First Major Survey of Baby Boomer Attitudes on Alzheimer's Shows Fear About Their Own Future and Frustration Over Pace of New Drug Approvals


National survey finds that most American men over the age of 39 fail to attribute "aging" symptoms to low testosterone, a treatable condition.


Alliance for Aging Research almanac underscores human and economic impact of chronic diseases on our aging nation.


It is with great disappointment that the Alliance for Aging Research announces the revocation of the Indispensable Person of the Year Award bestowed upon Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk at the Alliance’s Annual Bi Partisan Congressional Award’s Dinner last September 13.

Related Topics: Aging Research


Actor Miguel Ferrer and the Alliance for Aging Research join forces to educate about the important role of caregivers.


Experts Warned That Osteoporosis is not a Healthcare Priority for Patients or Physicians

Related Topics: Osteoporosis


The Alliance for Aging Research is the honorable recipient of two merit awards for its website from the 2004 World Wide Web Health Awards Program
 


A national survey highlights the importance of doctors understanding their patients’ fears about osteoporosis and how those fears can motivate them to take their medication.


The Alliance for Aging Research and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) yesterday honored Florence Stephenson Mahoney (1899-2002), one of the nation’s foremost advocates for health research and a pioneer in the development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), by dedicating a large open-air courtyard of the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center in her name.

Related Topics: Aging Research


U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), and Medicare Administrator, Dr. Mark McClellan were saluted  for their support of medical research towards healthier aging at the Eleventh Annual Alliance for Aging Research Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner.

Related Topics: Aging Research


The Alliance for Aging Research, a not-for-profit organization, has launched a new campaign on a leading cause of vision loss in people over 60, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).


A new survey released today by the not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research found that most Americans are unaware of one of the strongest risk factors for stroke.


Do You Know Your Life-Expectancy!?

Date: February 24th, 2004

The newly updated “Living To 100” calculator can help still more people be at least centenarian-like and live well into their older years spending the majority of their lives in good health, according to the Alliance for Aging Research. 

Related Topics: Aging Research


Daniel Perry Named President of CAMR

Date: December 9th, 2003

Daniel Perry, executive director of the Alliance for Aging Research, has been named president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR).


Alliance for Aging Research praises the new National Institutes of Health plan that seeks to foster a scientific structure conducive to accelerating the rate of medical discoveries.


New Survey Shows That Women Know the Cause of Age Spots, But Don't Choose to Protect Themselves


The Alliance for Aging Research Website and Webzine Receive Awards and High Praise for Quality Health Content


The Alliance for Aging Research has a new tool for helping manage the aches and pains associated with growing older,  Take Care of Yourself, Take Control of Your Pain.


Alliance for Aging Research issues a revealing report showing how systematic bias against the elderly hurts older patients in America. 


The Alliance for Aging Research commended Senators Hatch (R-UT), Feinstein (D-CA), Specter (R-PA), Kennedy (D-MA) and Harkin (D-IA) for introducing the "Human Cloning Ban and Stem Cell Research Protection Act of 2003." 


The Alliance for Aging Research has launched Making $ense of Arthritis Pain, a new campaign designed to help seniors talk to their physicians about choosing the most cost-effective OA treatments. 


Pennsylvanians have great expectations to live long, healthy lives, according to a survey released  by the not for profit Alliance for Aging Research.


Alliance releases survey on health expectations of Ohioans.


Senator Lincoln, Congressman Tauzin to Receive Public Service Awards in Aging Research

Related Topics: Aging Research


Task Force Comprising Over 50 Groups Urges Congress To Complete the Commitment to NIH


Alliance for Aging Research Releases New Report Highlighting the Disconnect Between the Health Needs of Seniors and the Training of Health Care Professionals


A response from the Alliance to the announcement by Advanced Cell Technologies (ACT) that they have cloned a human embryo.


Statement by Alliance for Aging Research Executive Director Daniel Perry on President Bush's Announcement to Limit Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research