Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
June 12-16, 2016
The Summer Training Course provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging
research for 20 research scientists. It is designed primarily for junior faculty and advanced fellows with at
least two years postdoctoral experience in cell or molecular biology or a related field. Senior scientists
who wish to learn about current aging research are also welcome to apply.
Each day includes: i) overview lectures on pivotal topics in modern aging research; ii) workshops at
which trainees present a research proposal, which will be critiqued by workshop faculty with aging
expertise; iii) faculty research talks on selected topics. Faculty for the 2016 course include some of the
world's leading scientists in the aging and longevity research community.
Email applications and inquires to Dr. Arlan Richardson: Arlan-
Dr. Denham Harman, the driving force behind the founding of the American Aging Association (AGE) and a famed scientist who developed the Free Radical Theory of Aging, has died in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 98.
Dr. Harman incorporated AGE in Omaha, Nebraska in 1970 and served as its first president. Harman served on the faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for 52 years before stepping down in 2010.
Nominated six times for the Nobel Prize, Harman theorized that free radicals – highly reactive molecules freed in the normal chemical processes – cause aging and disease through their destructive actions in cells and tissues. The theory, first proposed in 1954, was ridiculed and dismissed by many in the scientific community, but gained support in the 1960s with other scientists.
Quoted in an obituary in the Omaha World-Herald, David Sinclair, professor at Harvard Medical School and a leading expert in aging said, “If we are able to extend human lifespan it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants like Dr. Harman.”
“We are saddened to hear of Dr. Harman’s passing,” said James Nelson, PhD, AGE President and a professor at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies in San Antonio, Texas. “At the same time we continue to be inspired by his passion, dedication, generosity and humility. His legacy lives on in laboratories around the world.” Harman engaged in research until he retired in 2010. AGE established the annual Denham Harman Research Award in 1978 to honor researchers who make significant contributions to biomedical aging research.
Alliance for Aging Research and American Aging Association Agree to Complementary Efforts to Support Research into Human AgingJuly 3, 2013
Washington, DC - 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.
The Alliance for Aging Research will provide staff and administrative support for the American Aging Association, known as AGE, to grow the group’s membership and will supervise the Awards and Memorial Funds programs of AGE. The AGE organization has contracted the Alliance to plan and carry out its annual meeting, which will take place May 30-June 2 next year in San Antonio, Texas.
Both organizations will remain autonomous.
Dan Perry, President of the Alliance, said, “This collaboration joins complementary resources of two organizations helping to add to the strength of scientific efforts in aging research.”
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, Ph.D., Chairman of AGE noted, “Connecting the research and the leaders in aging with the Alliance for Aging Research will increase the impact of AGE as an organization and draw attention and support for the important work of our scientists pursuing better answers to the challenges of population aging.
About the Alliance
The Alliance for Aging Research, www.agingresearch.org, is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance was founded in 1986 in Washington, DC, and has since become a valued advocacy organization and a respected influential voice with policymakers.
The American Aging Association (AGE), www.americanagingassociation.org, is a non-profit expert organization in the basic mechanisms of aging, founded in 1970. AGE is dedicated to harnessing the power of basic biomedical research to maintain, restore and increase functional life span in older adults through research, education, and advocacy in the field of biomedical gerontology
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