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New Supplemental Issue of Journal of Gerontology Features NIA Workshop Convening

Published June 28, 2023

In March, 2022, the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health hosted a workshop Development of Function Promoting Therapies: Public Health Need, Molecular Targets, and Drug Development. The workshop findings were published in November 2022 in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological & Medical Sciences and this June, an entire supplemental issue of the journal was dedicated to the workshop.

Speakers at the March workshop included Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo of NIA, Anne Newman of University of Pittsburgh, Shalender Bhasin of Howard University, and other leading experts in sarcopenia. The workshop dug into a number of important topics including:

  • Pathobiology of Functional Limitations Associated with  Aging and Chronic Disease
  • Pharmacologic Interventions to Prevent and Treat Age-Related Functional Limitations
  • Drugs Targeting Mechanisms of Aging
  • Physical Exercise Interventions
  • Nutritional Interventions
  • Optimizing the Design of Clinical Trials of Function Promoting Therapies

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