Who We Are

The American Aging Association was launched on October 19, 1970 and organized by a group of distinguished medical doctors and scientists who wanted a specific organization dedicated to aging research.  The Association is defined as a non-profit, tax-exempt national organization of lay and scientific members dedicated to:

  • Promote biomedical aging studies directed towards increasing the functional life span of humans with one goal being to slow the aging process.
  • Keep the public informed of the progress of aging research and of practical means of achieving a long and healthy life.
  • Increase knowledge of biogerontology among physicians and others in the health fields
  • Foster the scientific and professional career development of AGE trainees and scientific members. (added 2017)

The American Aging Association recognizes a crucial, compelling need to promote diversity in the aging research workforce. The American Aging Association is committed to fostering a diverse workforce in aging research, and to ensuring that people from all backgrounds can fully and productively participate in our field.

Why be a Member?

The American Aging Association fosters the scientific and professional career development of its members through scientific meetings, networking, mentorship, and financial support of trainees. Members have access to exclusive content, such as recorded seminars and Powerpoint slides, and have free access rights to the electronic content of the journal GeroScience.

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Seeking nominations for Board of Directors of the American Aging Association

The American Aging Association is requesting nominations for Board of Directors members.  We will have four openings for four year terms beginning after the annual meeting in May of 2022.  Nominees must be current members of AGE.  Nominations will be accepted through October 30, 2021.

Board Members are expected to participate in board meetings held quarterly; three times per year virtually and once per year in-person at the annual AGE meeting. Board members are expected to participate in at least one committee (e.g. membership, finance, awards, publications) of the society.

AGE is an inclusive organization that values diversity in the broadest sense. It is therefore particularly important that nominations reflect these values.

Required documentation includes a CV, photo, and provide a short (half page maximum) statement explaining why he/she wishes to serve on the board and what he/she is prepared to do for the Association.

link to current board member listing

Please send requested documentation to:
[email protected] 

Dudley Lamming, Ph.D., FAAA
Secretary of the American Aging Association

AGE 50th Annual Meeting

The American Aging Association AGE 50th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX!  More details coming soon!

Call for Nominations - Denham Harman Award

Established in 1978 this award was named in honor of Dr. Denham Harman, a co-founder of AGE and honors a person who has made significant contributions to biomedical aging research.

All members of the American Aging Association are eligible to nominate individuals for the awards.

Materials required for nomination include a nomination letter outlining why this individual is deserving of the award, a current CV of the individual and at least two supporting letters. Before nominating a person, please take a look at the website for the list of past awardees. Please note that if an individual has received the Denham Harman Award previously, the nomination will have to justify the contributions of this person since the last award. Once the materials have been collected, the nominator should send the documents to Holly Brown-Borg at [email protected].

The Awards Committee will review eligibility, compile the documents and create a slate of candidates for the AGE Board on which to vote. 

Deadline: December 1, 2021