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WHATThe American Federation for Aging Research aims to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research.
WHYTo support researchers in aging, encourage the training of new scientists and physicians in geriatric research and geriatric medicine which will lead to a greater understanding of the aging process and improve the health of aging Americans.
WHEREAmerican Federation for Aging Research.
Across the USA.

Program Description

"The most significant trend in this country is that more people are living well into their 80s and 90s. Through aging research, a greater understanding of how and why we age is helping delay or prevent many of the common diseases associated with aging such as cancer and heart disease."

"The American Federation for Aging Research funds scientists at some of the nation's leading academic institutions, giving many of them their start. These are the innovators, the next wave of discovers, conducting the cutting edge research on aging and age-related diseases. The ones to watch."

The American Federation for Aging Research promotes healthy aging through the following initiatives:

  • Identifying and funding a broad range of cutting-edge research most likely to increase knowledge about healthy aging.
  • Attracting more physicians to specialize in geriatric medicine to meet the demands of an aging population with expert health care through John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training.
  • Creating opportunities for scientists and clinicians to share knowledge and exchange ideas to drive innovation in aging research.
  • Providing information to the public on new medical findings that can help people live longer lives, less susceptible to disease and disability.
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