Toni Antonucci (Michigan) says good friends increase feelings of worth and meaning, especially as we age.
Kenneth M. Langa (Michigan) says care-giving resources for dementia key public policy issue.
William H. Frey (Michigan) tells NYT unmarried boomers face greater economic hardships than married counterparts
Helen Levy (Michigan) featured in story on U-M faculty advisors to White House.
Ana Diez Roux notes that life expectancy is rising with weak economy as during Great Depression.
William H. Frey says age of senior citizen status a "gray area".
U-Penn's Claudia Valeggia wins Presidential Early Career Award for work in Argentina.
David Wise (NBER) and Daniel Kahneman (Princeton) elected Distinguished Fellows by AEA.
Brigitte Madrian and David Laibson (Harvard) and James Choi (Yale) receive TIAA-CREF award for work on financial security.
Data from pilot wave of Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) now available.
NIA and WHO release report on Global Health and Aging.
PRB publishes report on life expectancy trends in high-income countries.
PRB releases report on volunteering and health for aging populations.
David Weir says years near end of work life best time for retirement savings (USN&WR).
Recent web article from PRB examines how centenarians' genes and habits provide clues to longevity.
Helen Levy (Michigan) discusses federally mandated state health insurance exchanges.
William H. Frey (Michigan) says upcoming retirees "may not run with the herd," but many will still move to Florida.
James W. Vaupel (Duke) receives European Latsis Prize 2011, European Science Foundation (Laudatio).
Robert F. Schoeni (Michigan) discusses AJPH article on early childhood links to mid-life health.
Lauren Nicholas (Michigan) et al find advance directives may improve care, cut costs at end of life.
Arline T. Geronimus wins Excellence in Research Award from School of Public Health.
Toni Antonucci (Michigan) and Laura Carstensen (Stanford) discuss some causes and effects of happiness in later years.
NIH-funded study at RAND and University of Michigan estimates costs of dementia.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Economics and Demography of Aging, Harvard.
Ana Diez Roux says Americans' health problems are systemic.
James Smith (RAND) wins Cozzarelli Prize from PNAS.
Laura Carstensen (Stanford) honored as one of AARP's most influential aging advocates.
James S. Jackson elected president of COSSA.
Eileen Crimmins (USC-UCLA) wins GSA's 2012 Kleemeier Award.
Linda Waite (Chicago) gives Matilda White Riley Lecture, October 22, 2012.
Kevin Volpp (U-Penn) elected to Institute of Medicine.
Jay Olshansky (Chicago) discusses declines in life expectancy for low-educated whites.
Olivia Mitchell (U Penn) looks at opt-out version of 401(k) in Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
Anatoli Yashin (Duke) receives Mindel Sheps Award for contributions to demographic research methodologies.
Judith Kasper (Hopkins) and Vicki Freedman (Michigan) lead release 1st wave of National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) data.
Alberto Palloni (Wisc.) and team will conduct two new waves of surveys in 2012 and 2014 for the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS).
Kenneth M. Langa gives plenary on Alzheimer's treatment and prevention.
Linda Waite, Deborah Carr, Laura Carstensen and Toni Antonucci comment on living alone without loneliness.
Health and Retirement Study adds genetic data to NIH database.