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2018

David Cutler and colleagues develop a new method to examine disease-specific spending and compare approaches with 2009 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.

PRB highlights eight demographic trends transforming America's older population from "Future Directions for the Demography of Aging".

Curtis, Engelman, Fletcher, Palloni to Examine Place Of Birth, Health, And Mortality At Older Ages (CDHA).

William Dow is quoted in Forbes as a speaker at Milken Institute Future of Health Summit panel "Race, Gender, and Work: The Economics of Healthy Aging".

Call for Papers: Cumulative Dis/Advantage: Innovations in Research and Theory (Journals of Gerontology Series B).

Call for applications: NBER Fellowship Program in Aging and Health Research.

"The Effect of Physical and Cognitive Decline at Older Ages on Job Mismatch and Retirement" from Hudomiet (RAND), Hurd (RAND), Rohwedder (RAND) and Willis (Michigan).

Postdoctoral Fellowship NIA/NICHD - Call for Applications.

Hospital accreditation is not associated with better outcomes for U.S. patients according to Ashish Jha and colleagues.

Sleep's Role in Aging and Chronic Disease - New Evidence from PRB.

David Reuben will use foundation endowment to expand geriatrics research.

Coe et al. estimate "cost to well being" for daughters, age 40-70, who provide care for elderly mothers.

Maestas says women may sacrifice more Social Security earnings than men when they retire early.

NIA position for Behavioral or Social Science relevant to Alzheimer's Disease.

Ashish Jha et al. on improving global health care.

PRB launches 2018 WPD site with focus on changing age structures across the globe and historical time.

Centers well represented in PAA election results.

Jha on the role of physician gender in the outcomes for women who have heart attacks.

Jagust and Mormino say new approach to imaging brain synapses could help with diagnosing and treating AD.

Harvard study of South Africans age 40+ finds older age, more than education, wealth, or health, linked to depressive symptoms.

Add Health Parent Study data released.

NHATS releases Round 7 data files.

NIA-funded genetic database on Alzheimer's makes DNA sequence data available to researchers.

Trojanowski et al. find "proteinopathies" may contribute to many old-age neurodegenerative diseases.

PRB summarizes the latest research on dementia trends in this infographic.

WaPo on recent work by NIA researchers showing increasing cognitive life expectancy.

Michigan researchers examine joint genetic-environmental contributions to risk of late-onset Alzheimer's.

Hayward and Basu on inaccuracy of common tool to estimate CVD risk and prescribe meds.

New poll finds older adults still tend to eschew online health care portals.

Student volunteers needed for IAPHS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, Oct 3-5. Register July 23..

NIA repository offers cell/DNA samples for research on the mechanisms of aging.

New study by Bardo and Lynch examines whether cognitive health is essential for a happy life.

NIA researchers find falling prevalence of dementia among older Americans.

NIA offers rich source of Spanish-language health info for older adults.

Jason Fletcher selected as Wisconsin's new CDHA Director.

NIA on dementia detection using biomarkers.

New analysis by Vicki Freedman, Kasper et al finds declines in US dementia prevalence over past 5 years.

Judith Campisi elected as National Academy of Sciences member.

Valter Longo leads NIA-funded $10 million program on fasting and mechanisms of cellular protection and regeneration.

Jagust et al find subclinical amyloid accumulation predictive of Alzheimer's.

Major advances in aging supported by the NIA (video).

Are Baby Boomers Healthy Enough to Keep Working? (Issue 37 of Today's Research on Aging from PRB).

Examining dementia trends in America.

Maestas finds married boomer women may want to keep working after their husbands retire.

Unretirement becoming more common.

RAND researchers find "fluid concept" of retirement among US workers.

Trojanowski and colleagues chart epigenetic changes linked to Alzheimer's.

Small et al. find 4-weeks of mental and physical training improved cognition among older adults.

Herd and Stanford colleagues use 60-year WLS to study predictive quality of polygenic scores.

Preston and Elo examine impact of diabetes on US mortality trends.

USC releases open-source MRI stroke dataset.

Carstensen says "older people are happier" in their more selective interactions.

Small et al. find curcumin improves memory, attention, mood among older adults.

PRB's interactive map by gender and state of death rates for Americans age 55+.

NIA urges research on geographic inequalities in US morbidity/mortality.

Laura Carstensen on "perennial" potential of aging well.

2017

Herd et al. find 25 genetic variants linked to human longevity.

U-Penn's Ryskina, Polsky and Werner find increasing prevalence of 'nursing home specialists'.

Martha J. Bailey among Bloomberg's 'People to Watch in 2018'.

Cruickshanks et al find boomers have better eye health than previous generations.

Belsky says test to predict the pace of biological aging isn't ready for market.

NIA initiative assesses effectiveness of interventions for mediating cognitive decline and dementia.

Can economic booms shorten lives? Cutler et al examine 100 birth cohorts in 32 countries.

UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program wins innovation award.

Sherri Rose wins New Innovator Award from NIH.

NIA funding for Alzheimer's and dementia research increases dramatically.

Kawachi and colleagues find living with a purpose may lessen physical decline with age.

New study analyzing link between population aging and economic growth compared to studies at RAND and Harvard.

NIA rolls out new feature-rich mobile-responsive website.

Congratulations to new PAA Board members Mary Beth Ofstedal (Michigan) and James Raymo (Wisconsin).

HRS data show 37% of Americans age 50+ have less than $1,000 in their checking account.

Kenneth M. Langa et al. find rising rates of healthy older Americans are uneven by race, education, and income.

Bhattacharya et al. find vision-cognition link among older adults.

USC & Columbia develop index of life quality among the aging in 30 countries.

Grodstein et al. find weight gain in adulthood linked to much higher risk of chronic disease in later life.

Neal Krause wins GSA's Robert Kleemeier Award.

PRB report looks at the changing face of dementia.

Work by Ailshire, Beltrán-Sánchez, and Crimmins suggests important considerations in early retirement.

Glymour, Rohwedder, Willis, and Börsch-Supan say working longer may boost cognitive health.

Jonathan Skinner says Boomers aren't saving enough for retirement.

How employers, the government, and older people can help keep Americans age 65-plus in the workforce.

Belsky et al. find reducing calorie intake over two years slowed biological aging.

Dwyer-Lindgren, Mokdad, Murray et al. find large and growing geographic disparities in Americans' life expectancy.

Joseph Dielman uses pilot funding to explore impact of economic development on health of older populations in 188 countries.

Mokdad and Dwyer-Lindgren identify patterns in cancer mortality across US counties, 1980-2014, by cancer type.

Auerbach, Goldman and Lee gauge how wealth contributes to Americans' longevity, lifetime government benefits.

Marsha Mailick, Jan Greenberg et al. examine links among FMR1 genotype, stress, and health among aging adults.

Maestas, Mullen, Powell say older voters tend to oppose economic reforms that would counter costs associated with aging population.

Sam Preston and Andrew Stokes say diabetes kills more Americans than commonly thought.

Kenneth M. Langa, Larson, Crimmins, Jessica Faul, Levine, Kabeto, and David Weir report on decreasing prevalence of dementia among Americans in JAMA.

John Bound, Arline T. Geronimus, et al. find estimates of decreasing longevity among low-SES whites sensitive to measures and interpretations.

CEDA launches Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy.

Linda Aiken wins nursing's most prestigious international award.

Call for presentation proposals: Aging & Society Conference, Nov 3-4, 2017, UC-Berkeley.

Register for RAND Summer Institute's two conferences on aging.

New PRB report: How neighborhoods affect health and well-being of older Americans.

Ashish Jha and colleagues find better survival rates among Medicare patients treated by foreign-educated doctors.

Belsky, Caspi, Cohen, Yashin, Moffitt and Levine develop bio measures of aging at midlife.

Aging in the 21st Century synthesizes large range of research output using HRS data.

Arun Karlamangla, Gail Greendale and colleagues find cognitive aging in middle-aged women.

NIA offers heads up on future funding possibilities by publishing concepts approved at National Advisory Council on Aging meetings.

2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago.

Laura Carstensen elected to National Academy of Medicine.

Peter Huckfeldt and colleagues find Medicare Advantage costs less and leads to better patient outcomes than traditional Medicare.

Linda George awarded distinguished professorship at Duke.

2016

Kenneth M. Langa, Eric Larson, and Eileen Crimmins find decline in dementia prevalence among Americans 65+.

Sean Fahle and Kathleen McGarry find growing need for elder care has negative impact on women's employment.

Research on longevity determinants and implications. TRA, Nov 2016.

Summer workshop in genomic analysis for social-behavioral researchers, June 12-16, 2017.

Jason Karlawish and Kenneth M. Langa specify how to improve national research on Alzheimer's interventions.

Researchers from NIA, Harvard, USC, UCLA and more find additional evidence that epigenetic age predicts mortality.

Laura Carstensen sees symbiosis in older people working with children.

RAND researchers find lower labor productivity from an aging U.S. workforce.

Population-Level Trends in Dementia: Call for Proposals.

Laura Carstensen says positive relationship between aging and happiness is no paradox.

Henry Paulson directs NIH-funded Michigan Alzheimer's center.

Morgan Levine finds link between age at menopause and biological aging.

Morgan Levine, Hoorman Allayee and colleagues analyze biological aging by race/ethnicity and sex.

Vicki Freedman finds black Americans live more of their older years with disability than white Americans.

Harvey Jay Cohen and colleagues find regular exercise in 50s key to later mobility.

New NSHAP data users invited to submit proposals for training in data use and analysis. Proposals due Aug 5.

Retirement satisfaction slipping among retirees over past 15 years?.

Richard Wight and Carol Aneshensel find aging gay men at higher risk of various forms of stress.

How does expanding Medicaid impact access to and wait times for primary care?.

Duke researchers Belsky and Moffitt examine genetics of socioeconomic success across 40 years.

Webinar on NIA's grant review process: June 14, 2016 (12 pm EDT).

Olivia Mitchell says lump-sum payment would inspire more Americans to delay claiming Social Security benefits.

Robert Sampson and Samuel Preston discuss shrinking gap in life expectancy between black and white Americans.

Raj Chetty, David Cutler and colleagues find Americans in top 1% of income live 10-15 years longer than poorest 1%.

AAUP reports on faculty compensation by category, affiliation, and academic rank.

Health and Retirement Study Workshop, U-M Institute for Social Research, June 6-10.

Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data User Workshop, ICPSR, June 13-17.

UPenn's Matthias Hollwich looks at how to 'live smarter now to live better forever'.

American's Changing Lives Data Users' Workshop. U-M Institute for Social Research, July 6-8, 2016.

Brooke McFall, Amanda Sonnega, Robert Willis, and Peter Hudomiet examine compositional changes in jobs held by older workers.

Vicki Freedman et al find women are living longer than men, but with fewer disability-free years.

NIA Demography Center Directors meeting on March 30 in Washington DC, before PAA Annual Meeting.

Family Caregiving for People with Dementia infographic released by PBR.

HRS genomics data available for analysis.

Lisa Berkman and colleagues discuss opportunities for and challenges of older people in the workforce.

PRB reports on NIA-supported research on family caregiving to aging family members.

Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez says homicides impact national life expectancy in Mexico.

Kenneth Langa and Michael Hurd discuss impact of education on dementia.

Eileen Crimmins says recent research suggests the likelihood of getting dementia in old age is decreasing.

William H. Frey says Boomers continue to make 'ground-breaking history' as they enter their seventies.

Request for pilot proposals from MiCDA Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America, due 4.14.2016.

William Dow and colleague find the poor live longer in Costa Rica than in the U.S..

2015

Judith Campisi says new publication is GSA's most comprehensive textbook on biology of aging.

Susann Rohwedder and Robert Willis find those who stay on the job after age 60 stay sharper than early retireess.

Till Bärnighausen and colleagues find growing gender gap in life expectancy among HIV+ South Africans with increasing availability of ART.

PRB report summarizes findings on impacts of Great Recession for older Americans.

Samuel Preston, David Cutler, and Ronald Lee taken aback by rising mortality among middle-aged white Americans.

Zeng Yi (Duke) says China's abandonment of one-child policy not unexpected, especially given government's interest in his research.

Latest issue of Today's Research on Aging available from PRB.

Princeton's Angus Deaton wins 2015 Nobel Prize in economics.

Keith Whitfield wins GSA award for outstanding mentorship.

Christopher Murray says GBD study results can help guide international health policies.

John Beshears says it's important to know retirement implications of different 401(k) savings plans.

Axel Börsch-Supan says Germany cannot afford government program allowing retirement at age 63.

David Bloom says mandatory retirement policy based on ageist assumptions.

Grant Miller to help develop Bengal, India's first Institute of Public Health.

Alan Auerbach says holding the line on Social Security and Medicare may be politically difficult.

Gary King says bias likely in SSA's demographic and financial forecasts.

Caspi, Yashin, Moffitt, Sugden and colleagues find 38 year olds vary in biological age from 28 to 61.

Tchetgen, Glymour, Kawachi and colleagues find middle-age adults with depression have double the risk of stroke.

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research.

James S. Jackson says racial health disparities at older ages result from differences in lived experiences, not genetics.

Richard Hodes, Ronald Lee, Robert Willis and Susann Rohwedder cited on how increasing life span impacts retirement.

Michael Hurd says older workers face a number of impediments in job searches.

John Laitner says planning for future retirement should account for increasing longevity.

Ulrike Malmendier says Great Depression-era Americans less likely to invest in stock market.

Christopher Murray signs IHME-WHO memorandum of Agreement to collaborate in efforts to improve worldwide health data.

Arline T. Geronimus says urban poor experience cellular aging linked to chronic stress of poverty, racism, everyday life.

Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21.

HRS data analysis indicates 1 in 5 older Americans dies broke.

2015 RAND Summer Institute addresses critical issues of population aging: July 6-9, 2015.

Remembering NIA's Richard Suzman.

Emilio Parado says low in-migration and loss of college graduates contribute to aging of Pennsylvania's population.

John Haaga and Richard Suzman introduce special issue of the Journal of Population Ageing.

Promoting the health and well-being of older adults is a prime goal of the NIA-funded Aging Centers, overviewed in Research Highlights #14.

Seth Sanders says Great Migration of African Americans to northern urban areas brought higher mortality.

Laura Carstensen says we need to redesign culture to account for longer lifespans.

Pre-proposals for MiCDA Pilot Grant funding due Jan 26, 2015.

James P Smith and colleagues review forces affecting healthy aging in China.

Christine Cigolle finds falls among seniors up 30% over past 12 years.

Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Research Using PSID Data. Due March 2, 2015.

Emma Aguila, Arie Kapteyn, and James Smith find income supplements benefit health of poor elderly Mexicans.

2014

Laura Carstensen challenges notion that old age is depressing time of life.

Philip Cook discusses benefits of smart guns as component of firearms regulation.

Helen Levy and Kenneth M. Langa find older Americans may not enjoy benefits of internet-based health information.

Richard Hodes invites comments on NIA's 2015 Strategic Directions for Research on Aging.

Laura Carstensen confronts claims by "brain game" makers about their benefits for cognition and memory.

Stanford Center on Longevity issues design challenge to students.

Thomas Anderson and Hans-Peter Kohler say social and economic barriers in South Korea contribute to aging population.

Longevity and Genetics Conference explores developments in biotechnology, personal genomics, and quantified self.

Hurd and Rohwedder find singles less financially prepared for retirement than married couples.

Vicki Freedman and Spillman find nearly half of those 65+ need some daily assistance.

Work by Sanjay Basu (Stanford) and colleagues finds depression more likely among unemployed in U.S. than in Europe.

Lisa Berkman (Harvard) says policies needed to address 'disruptive experience' of job loss.

Additional grant money available from NIA for early researchers doing NIA-funded work.

National report shows impact of aging among Americans 65+.

What a "just-in-time" information request from NIA signals about the ultimate success of your application.

Work by Susann Rohwedder and Robert Willis on retirement and cognition cited in NYT.

Katherine Baicker says mortality decrease in Massachusetts shows impact of legal mandate for health insurance.

Mary McEniry and Robert F. Schoeni host Conference on Long-run Impacts of Early Life Events.

Robert Willis (Michigan) and Joanne Hsu find dementia impacts financial decision making among Americans over 50.

NIH announces new policy for resubmissions (4/17/14).

Work of Kaare Christensen and Anatoliy Yashin (Duke) featured in article on old age dementia.

Heather Howard (Princeton) comments on state variation in outreach for insurance enrollment.

Uwe Reinhardt (Princeton) says replace individual insurance mandate.

Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder (RAND) find variation in retirement spending based on wealth.

Eric Kingson (Syracuse) says senior rights movement needs strong leadership.

Applications now being accepted for postdoctoral fellowship at CDHA, University of Wisconsin.

Applications for NIA's Butler-Williams Scholars Program due March 28.

Vicki Freedman (Michigan) finds caring for husband adds to wife's happiness.

Applications for Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program due April 16.

Heather Howard (Princeton) comments on state insurance exchanges on NPR.

Papers/abstracts for NBER Summer Institute due by March 14, 2014.

Call for papers: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences. Deadline 6/1/2014.

Applications for NIA postdoctoral fellowship at NORC due Feb 4, 2014.

2013

Gary Engelhardt (Syracuse) and colleagues find senior homeowners face fewer impediments to good health than renters.

Analysis of dementia costs by Michael Hurd (RAND) and Kenneth M. Langa (Michigan) cited in USA Today.

CAPS (Syacuse) and CPC (Cornell) establish consortium to facilitate collaboration and leverage resources.

Arline T. Geronimus elected to Institute of Medicine, 2013.

Angela Duckworth (U-Penn) selected as 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

Hans-Peter Kohler (U-Penn) quoted in NYT on U.S. fertility.

Angus Deaton (Princeton) examines history behind global health and wealth disparities.

USC-UCLA Biomarker Network Meeting, PAA Annual Meeting, April 2014, Boston.

Research of Linda Aiken (U-Penn) cited in NYT piece on the importance of sufficient nursing staffing.

Ron Lee (UC-Berkeley) steps down as Director of CEDA, Will Dow steps in.

Robert Fogel (Chicago) passes away June 11, 2013.

Angus Deaton (Princeton) finds living with children increases stress among seniors.

UC-Berkeley's CEDA to host Second Behavior Change Research Network Conference, Oct 10-11, 2013.

William Dale (Chicago) wins Hartford's Heroes of Geriatric Care story contest.

2013 GSA pre-Conference workshop on the future of minority aging research.

Arline T. Geronimus wins Excellence in Research Award from School of Public Health.

MRRC, NBER-RRC, CRR-BC and the SSA hold annual meeting of the Retirement Research Consortium, Aug 1-2, 2013, Washington DC.

NIH-funded study at RAND and University of Michigan estimates costs of dementia.

Alberto Palloni (Wisconsin) organizes 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas, Sept 17-19, 2013, Austin TX.

Toni Antonucci (Michigan) and Laura Carstensen (Stanford) discuss some causes and effects of happiness in later years.

Michael Hurd (RAND) discusses dementia study in NYT.

CPC and DuPRI collaborate in second annual 'Demographic Daze' workshop, June 2013.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Economics and Demography of Aging, Harvard.

Ana Diez Roux says Americans' health problems are systemic.

Ulrike Malmendier (CEDA) awarded Fisher Black Prize.

2012

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.

Anatoliy Yashin (Duke) wins Sheps Award for Mathematical Demography.

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.

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.

Helen Levy (Michigan) featured in story on U-M faculty advisors to White House.

William H. Frey (Michigan) tells NYT unmarried boomers face greater economic hardships than married counterparts .

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.

David Weir says years near end of work life best time for retirement savings (USN&WR).

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.

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.

2011

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.