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Alliance Announces New Science Advisors

January 3, 2012   |   Alliance for Aging Research Team   |   Who We Are

We are really excited at the Alliance to announce the addition of five new members to our 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. Our Science Advisors are actively engaged in understanding the aging process, age-related disease, and the implications of an aging society. They offer us scientific insight, guidance, and expertise and help ensure that our health education and policy efforts meet the highest standards.

  • Arthur L. Caplan, PhD is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Caplan is one of the leading bioethicists of our time and is much sought by the media and policymakers for opinions, interviews, and expertise dealing with the intersections of medicine, science, ethics, and the law.
  • Robert Fogel, PhD is a professor and Director of the Center for Population Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Economics. Fogel is a 1993 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences and recognized worldwide as an economic historian and scientist.
  • Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD is a cardiologist and Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai Medical School. Fuster holds numerous positions and is the recipient of countless awards including the American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist Award—one of the highest awards given by the AHA.
  • Cynthia Kenyon, PhD is an American Cancer Society Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Kenyon’s lab focuses on longevity and how genes and cells control aging.
  • John C. Morris, MD is a Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Morris’s research and practice focus on understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders associated with aging.

The newest members join an esteemed body of experts in the field of aging research and medicine that includes two Nobel Laureates, the recipient of Discover magazine’s title as one of the 10 most influential people in science, a former health care advisor to the Obama Presidential campaign, two directors of National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers, the dean of a leading public health school, the first female president of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and three current or former directors of specialized centers for aging research.

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