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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.


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.

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.


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..


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.