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12/15/2022

Announcement

2023-2024 Pilot Proposals USC/UCLA CBPH

12/02/2022

CeASES ADRD Pilot Call

11/28/2022

Announcement

Season 2, episode 4 of Minding Memory is now available

11/21/2022

Finding

Inaugural CAPRA Data Brief: Differences in Self-Reported Cognitive Limitations by Race and Ethnicity

11/15/2022

Courtney Polenick (MiCDA) discussed the results of a new poll finding a majority of older adults are caregivers for other seniors

11/03/2022

Announcement

Season 2, episode 2 of Minding Memory is now available

10/28/2022

Aging Centers’ Affiliates at GSA 2022

10/21/2022

Announcement

Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services (HEADS) Center: Call for 2023-24 Pilot Project Proposals

10/20/2022

Finding

Vulnerable Older Americans Aren’t Getting Adequate Care—Even With Paid Caregivers or Grown Children (PRB)

10/19/2022

Announcement

Season 2 of CAPRA’s Minding Memory podcast is here!

10/14/2022

Honor/Award

Arline Geronimus to receive 2021 James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship

10/12/2022

Announcement

Call for Abstracts – 2023 LMIC Mortality & Healthy Aging Workshop

10/06/2022

Announcement

HEADS Center Call for Applications- 2023 Summer Workshop on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Disparities

10/06/2022

Announcement

Call for Pilot Project Proposals in AD/ADRD Research (CAPRA)

09/08/2022

Publication

CAPRA Quarterly, Summer 2022

08/23/2022

Finding

Hispanic, Black, and Asian Californians Saw Disproportionately Large Drops in Life Expectancy During COVID Pandemic (PRB)

07/26/2022

Finding

Rising Obesity in an Aging America (PRB)

07/20/2022

Media Appearance

Eileen Crimmins (CBPH) discussed the risk factors for developing long COVID in the U.S. News & World Report

07/19/2022

Honor/Award

Karen Fingerman (CAPS-UT Austin) awarded the 2022 Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award

07/13/2022

New article by Karl Pillemer (CAPS-Cornell) & coauthors examines measurement of financial abuse

07/08/2022

Announcement

Deadline extended: Apply to participate in the Inaugural Collaborative for Innovation in Data & Measurement in Aging (CIDMA) Institute

07/08/2022

Announcement

Now accepting applications for University of Chicago Demography and Economics of Aging Postdoctoral Fellowship Position beginning Summer/Fall 2022 or early 2023

07/05/2022

Josh Ehrlich (MiCDA) & his research was cited in the New York Times

06/27/2022

Rajean Moone (LCC) was part of a research team which conducted a statewide survey to measure societal progress for LGBTQ older adults

06/10/2022

Journals of Gerontology special issue co-edited by Vicki Freedman (MiCDA) and Judith Kasper features the National Health and Aging Trends Study

06/10/2022

Announcement

Josh Ehrlich (MiCDA) is co-principal investigator of an NIH grant in Kenya which will enhance understanding of aging in Africa

06/03/2022

Media Appearance

Gary Engelhardt (CAPS Syracuse/Cornell/Albany) discusses the lag between inflation and cost-of-living increases in The Washington Post

06/03/2022

Announcement

Shannon Monnat (CAPS Syracuse/Cornell/Albany) was elected to serve as Vice President of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS)

06/03/2022

Honor/Award

Anthony Ong (CAPS Syracuse/Cornell/Albany) was awarded the 2022 Mid-Career Trajectory in Affective Science Award from the Society for Affective Science

06/01/2022

CAPRA researchers find that a dementia diagnosis often comes as part of costly crisis

05/27/2022

Media Appearance

Brooks Gump (CAPS Syracuse/Cornell/Albany) was interviewed for the Healthline story “What Experts Think of Fauci’s Declaration that the United States is Past the COVID-19 Pandemic Phase”

05/26/2022

Marc Garcia (CAPS Syracuse/Cornell/Albany) publishes a brief on COVID-19 deaths that was picked up by NBC News

05/24/2022

Announcement

Madonna Harrington Meyer (CAPS Syracuse/Cornell/Albany) publishes a brief “Nine Ways Grandparenting is Changing with the COVID-19 Pandemic”

05/23/2022

Announcement

Researchers Use National Study to Enhance Understanding of Late-Life Disability and Care

05/16/2022

Honor/Award

Deb Umberson (UT-Austin CAPS) is the Recipient of the National Institutes of Health Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award

05/11/2022

Announcement

NIA Funding Launches PARC and LDI’s New GEAR UP Program

05/09/2022

Announcement

Now accepting applications: Inaugural Collaborative for Innovation in Data & Measurement in Aging (CIDMA) Institute

05/06/2022

Announcement

Job Posting: Chief of the Population Trends and Analysis Branch (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs)

05/05/2022

Announcement

Establishing independence: Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Independent Scholars (ARDIS) program

04/22/2022

Honor/Award

Shannon Monnat (Syracuse University CAPS) received the 2022 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award

04/22/2022

Publication

Pinka Chatterji (CAPS – University at Albany) & Yu Lie estimate the effect of the pandemic on utilization of outpatient services

04/20/2022

Job Posting – Concordia University: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Empowered aging: Well-being, technology, and creativity in everyday lives

04/14/2022

Finding

Research by Jennifer Karas Montez (CAPS), et al. is one of the top cited articles in The Milbank Quarterly

04/04/2022

Julie Bynum, Matthew Davis (CAPRA), et al. find a sharp increase in older adults who die with a dementia diagnosis

03/09/2022

Finding

Shannon Monnat (Syracuse) and Irma Elo assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the Health and Retirement Study to identify drivers of rising mortality rates

03/09/2022

Honor/Award

Dan Polsky & Jianhui (Frank) Xu (HEADS Center) awarded Arnold Ventures funding

03/07/2022

Finding

Nancy Hodgson (PARC) is featured in an Penn LDI Blog post

03/07/2022

Finding

Article by Hwajung Choi, Bob Schoeni (MiCDA), Adriana Reyes (CAPS), et al. featured in the IUSSP’s online magazine

03/07/2022

Honor/Award

Shannon Monnat (Syracuse University CAPS) joined the PAA Committee on Population Statistics

03/02/2022

Announcement

Abstract submissions open for 2022 Data-Intensive Research Conference

02/22/2022

Announcement

CAPRA Winter 2022 Newsletter

02/18/2022

Media Appearance

Kevin Volpp (University of Pennsylvania) discusses the COVID-19 roller coaster in the Washington Post

02/15/2022

Media Appearance

Part 2 of Minding Memory Podcast: What is it Like to be a Caregiver for a Person Living with Dementia? With Amanda Leggett (University of Michigan)

02/15/2022

Announcement

New NHATS Online Course for Beginners

02/14/2022

Event

CDHA Launches New Seminar Series for Spring 2022

02/04/2022

Finding

Vicki Freedman, Sarah Patterson, Jennifer Cornman, and Jennifer Wolff compared emotional health and care time for caregivers of older adults with and without dementia

02/02/2022

Media Appearance

Minding Memory Podcast Episode with Amanda Leggett (University of Michigan): Caregiving for Individuals Living with Dementia

02/01/2022

feature story

The Center for Global Health Equity profiled Amy Pienta (University of Michigan)

01/31/2022

Event

RCCN Workshop: Measuring Biologic Age recordings and slides now available

01/31/2022

Announcement

Funding Opportunity: Request for Inter-NIA Center/CTSA Hub Pilot/Project Proposals For Implementation Activities in Support of Inclusion of Older Adults in Clinical Trials

01/28/2022

feature story

Penn Population Aging Research Center team, led by Iliana & Hans-Peter Kohler, tracks behavior and attitudes in Malawi during COVID-19’s first wave

01/25/2022

Finding

Sarah Patterson (Michigan) used 2015 National Health and Aging Trends Study to investigate whether older parents receive different levels of care from biological children compared to stepchildren

2021

12/21/2021

Announcement

The Animal Models for the Social Dimensions of Health and Aging R24 Research Network Announces 2021-2021 Pilot Project Awards

12/16/2021

Finding

Susan Alberts shows how baboons successfully “break up” with each other, or how a group divides into two

11/29/2021

Finding

The Proportion of Older People With Dementia Shrinks as Total Numbers Increase

11/24/2021

Announcement

Funding for Junior Scholars: NIA Cross-Center Administrative Supplement Program

11/24/2021

Finding

Montez (Syracuse), Hayward (Texas) & Zajacova examine Trends in U.S. Population Health: The Central Role of Policies, Politics, and Profits

11/21/2021

Announcement

Fellowship Opportunities: Aging, Health, Retirement, and Disability (NBER)

11/18/2021

Finding

Olivia Mitchell (Penn), Jennifer Glass (Texas), and Elizabeth Rose Mayeda (UCLA) discuss the long-term impact of the pandemic on U.S. women’s health and well-being

11/10/2021

Announcement

RFA: Pilot project proposals sought for innovative demography and economics of aging (CAPS)

11/08/2021

Finding

Sibling Deaths, Racial/Ethnic Disadvantage, connected to Dementia in Later Life by Hyungmin Cha, Patricia A Thomas, Debra Umberson (Texas)

11/05/2021

Announcement

Seeking NIA Postdoctoral Fellow at Michigan PSC – exceptional opportunity for collaboration on major projects starting 2022

11/05/2021

Finding

Negative impact of poor health on voting declines with increasing wealth, find Engleman, Joo, Fletcher, & Burden (Wisconsin)

11/04/2021

Announcement

Invest 2 minutes now to discover how the well-being of older adults is enhanced by our research on the Demography and Economics of Aging & Alzheimer’s

11/03/2021

Media Appearance

Joseph Gaugler (Minnesota) answers questions about who family caregivers are, what they do, and common challenges they face.

11/03/2021

Announcement

In Search of Better Biomarkers of Aging

11/02/2021

Event

Nov 4th Meeting: Cross-NIA Center Research: Early Results from Pilot Projects on the Health of Older Americans

11/02/2021

Finding

Fact Sheet: U.S. Dementia Trends (PRB)

11/01/2021

Announcement

RFA: Pilot Projects from Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA)

10/26/2021

Finding

Obesity, Diabetes, COVID, Rapid Population Aging Pose New Challenges With Dementia

10/20/2021

Announcement

Passing of Bob Schoeni, Distinguished Social Science Researcher

10/19/2021

Announcement

A call to action on dementia research for the behavioral and social sciences

10/19/2021

Finding

Bharat Thyagarajan (Minnesota), Jessica Faul, David Weir (Michigan), Eileen Crimmins, Jung Ki Kim (USC) et al use HRS to evaluate age-related differences in T cell subsets in a nationally representative sample of people over age 55

10/18/2021

Announcement

RFP: Pilot Projects to examine ADRD care: patient needs, economic consequences, organization, financing, and delivery impacts (Hopkins)

10/15/2021

Media Appearance

Amanda Leggett examines Pandemic’s toll on older adults serving as unpaid caregivers for chronically ill or disabled loved ones

10/15/2021

Finding

Families Bear Most of the Monetary Costs of Dementia

10/14/2021

Announcement

RFA: ADRD Social Science Pilot Funding, and RCMAR Mentorship & Pilot funding (USC)

10/14/2021

Finding

Unpaid Family Members Provide the Most Care for People With Dementia

10/13/2021

Finding

Most People With Dementia Do Not Live in Nursing Homes

10/12/2021

Finding

Olivia Mitchell (Penn) et al find find that financial literacy strongly improves the quality, but not the quantity, of financial advice sought

10/11/2021

Julie Bynum & Donovan Maust (Michigan) discuss the work of the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA)

10/11/2021

Media Appearance

Scott Landes (Syracuse) discusses reasons for the elevated risk of dying from COVID-19 among persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities

10/07/2021

Finding

Zhiyong Lin (Texas) finds Racial-Ethnic Differences in COVID-19 Concerns among Older Americans: Evidence from the HRS

10/07/2021

Announcement

RFA: AD research career enrichment program involving seminar participation and mentoring in AD-relevant research (MCCFAD)

10/06/2021

Finding

Irma Elo & Samuel Preston (Penn) lead the American Mortality Project to study health disparities in aging

10/06/2021

Finding

More Schooling Reduces Adults’ Dementia Risk

10/05/2021

Honor/Award

Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse) Appointed University Professor

10/05/2021

Media Appearance

Karen Lasater (Penn) Discusses How Do We Keep the Nursing Shortage From Getting Worse?

10/04/2021

Announcement

RFA: NIA Postdoctoral Traineeship at Wisconsin’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA)

10/04/2021

Announcement

NHATS/NSOC Dementia Caregiving Research Conference

09/24/2021

Finding

Philippa Clarke (Michigan) and colleagues explore how neighborhoods may protect the cognitive health of older Americans

09/24/2021

Announcement

Check out NIA’s New Cleared Concepts for Aging Research

09/23/2021

Media Appearance

Karen Lasater (Penn) discusses a shortage of well-funded nursing positions, nurse-patient staffing ratios, and high-paying traveling positions

09/22/2021

Announcement

NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) is hiring Program Officers

09/22/2021

Finding

Women, People Ages 85 and Older, and Racial and Ethnic Minorities Face Greater Dementia Risk

09/21/2021

Finding

Rachel Werner (Penn), Edward Norton (Michigan) et al assess state responses to the coronavirus pandemic related to nursing homes in the first half of 2020

09/20/2021

Announcement

RFA: Postdoc to study impact of vision impairment and blindness on health, disability, and well-being in older adults

09/17/2021

Finding

Freedman, Hu (Michigan), and Kasper (Hopkins) find Older adults’ weekly in-person contact fell substantially early in pandemic

09/16/2021

Finding

Julia Lynch (Penn) et al release new book, Ageing and Health: The Politics of Better Policies

09/15/2021

Finding

The Role of Economics in Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (NBER)

09/15/2021

Tyson Brown (Duke) Named First Presidential Scholar

09/15/2021

Announcement

RFA: Building Skills to Conduct Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials (ePCTs) among People Living with Dementia (PLWD) and their Care Partners

09/08/2021

Finding

As dementia’s toll on the U.S. rises, HwaJung Choi (Michigan) et al show major gaps in who gets care that could help them remain at home

09/01/2021

Announcement

NIA awards up to $5M to Wake Forest University and AFAR to continue leading the Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN)

09/01/2021

Announcement

New NHATS video tutorial describing its COVID-19 supplements

08/26/2021

Finding

Gregory Samanez-Larkin (Duke) et al Find that Using Imagination Exercises Help Older Adults Better Understand Pandemic Risks

08/25/2021

Finding

Robert Hummer (N Carolina) & Iliya Gutin find sociology optimally positioned to lead discourse on the future of US life expectancy

08/24/2021

Finding

Jason Fletcher (Wisconsin) evaluates the integration of genetic data into medical sociology research

08/24/2021

Announcement

Matthew Dupre & Scott Lynch (Duke) study integrates risk trajectories and social determinants to enhance cardiovascular risk assessment in older adults

08/19/2021

Media Appearance

Linda Aiken (Penn) calls for action to end nurse understaffing in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools (NYT)

08/18/2021

Announcement

NIA support for dementia care research: Taking stock of the evidence

08/17/2021

Finding

Karen Fingerman (Texas), Kira Birditt (Michigan) & colleagues examine loneliness in late life, television viewing, and physical activity

08/17/2021

Announcement

Judith D. Kasper, Johns Hopkins public health researcher who co-conducted acclaimed study on aging, dies

08/16/2021

Announcement

PAA President Robert Hummer (N Carolina) Participates in White House-NIH Sponsored Listening Session on ARPA-H

08/11/2021

Media Appearance

Mark Hayward (Texas) interviewed about new federal data showing a decline in U.S. life expectancy

08/06/2021

Honor/Award

Karen Lasater (Penn) inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing

08/05/2021

Announcement

Quincy Samus & Chanee Fabius (Hopkins) Recieve New NIA Impact Collaboratory Awards

08/05/2021

Announcement

RFA: Postdoc: Specialized Training Program in the Demography and Economics of Aging (T32 Chicago)

08/04/2021

Finding

Jenny Tung (Duke) et al find genetics shape the gut microbiome of baboons with some traits heritable in humans, increasing with age

08/03/2021

Announcement

Reducing the Impact of Dementia in America: A Decadal Survey of the Behavioral and Social Sciences

08/03/2021

Honor/Award

Carrie Henning-Smith (Minnesota) examines role of community context and social infrastructure in supporting social well-being among rural older adults

08/01/2021

Media Appearance

Mark Peterson (Michigan) dismisses misconception that people over 65 cannot produce hypertrophy of the muscle

08/01/2021

Media Appearance

All Things Caregivers: Podcast with Chanee Fabius and Halima Amjad (Hopkins)

07/31/2021

Media Appearance

Susan Alberts (Duke) and colleagues conclude there is no cheating old age in sweeping analysis

07/30/2021

Honor/Award

Shannon M. Monnat (Syracuse) received the Excellence in Research Award from the Rural Sociological Society

07/30/2021

Media Appearance

Philipp Koellinger (Wisconsin) discusses how luck drives the interplay of genetics and social environments influences our lives

07/30/2021

Honor/Award

Jung Kwak (Texas) elected as Gerontological Society of America Office of Social Research, Policy, and Practice (SRPP) Section Chair

07/29/2021

Finding

NHATS Chart Book includes key findings about recent trends with an emphasis on differences by age group, gender, and race and Hispanic ethnicity groups

07/28/2021

Honor/Award

Roshanak Mehdipanah (Michigan) receives Henry Russel Award

07/28/2021

Finding

Julia Lynch (Penn) et al examine the effects of politics on health inequalities and show how the COVID-19 pandemic is a syndemic of disease and inequality

07/25/2021

Honor/Award

Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse) & Mark Haywood (Texas) elected to Interdisciplinary Association of Population Health Science (IAPHS) Board of Directors

07/24/2021

Media Appearance

Madonna Harrington Meyer (Syracuse) notes “there is very little money flowing uphill” to the older generation (NYT)

07/24/2021

Honor/Award

Mark D Hayward (Texas), Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse) et al receive Honorable Mention for the ASA 2021 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award

07/23/2021

Honor/Award

Toni Antonucci (Michigan) Receives Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award from APA

07/22/2021

Announcement

Jenny Tung (Duke) co-leads Animal Models Research Network to understand the social determinants of health and aging with new Fellowships

07/21/2021

Media Appearance

Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse) discusses US life expectancy decrease by 1.5 years during the pandemic – the largest drop since WWII

07/17/2021

Announcement

FDA approves $56K treatment for Alzheimer’s with Questionable Efficacy – What happens Next? – Aducanumab Virtual Symposium

07/14/2021

Finding

Sanjay Asthana (Wisconsin) et al find rural living in early life is an independent risk for lower levels of cognitive functioning in later life

07/13/2021

Finding

Aiken, McHugh, Behrman, Smith (Penn) et al find establishing safe nurse staffing standards in Chile saves lives, prevents readmissions, shortens hospital stays & reduces costs

07/12/2021

Finding

Lauren Schmitz (Wisconsin) et al Examine The Socioeconomic Gradient in Epigenetic Ageing Clocks with Evidence from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis & HRS

07/12/2021

Finding

Peterson, Faul (Michigan) et al, use HRS to determine the link between grip strength & inflammation as predictors of disability, chronic multimorbidity and dementia

07/08/2021

Announcement

Register for the Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging (NDIRA) Conference

07/06/2021

Honor/Award

Namkee Choi (Texas) receives Maxwell Pollack Award from Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

07/05/2021

Finding

U.S. Racial Health Disparities Among Older Adults Remain Despite Some Progress

07/04/2021

Finding

Ware & Smith (Michigan) et al examine the association between DNA methylation in circulating leukocytes and blood lipids in a multi-ethnic sample

07/02/2021

Finding

Being Older and Black Creates a Double Jeopardy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

07/01/2021

Finding

Corinna Loeckenhoff (Syracuse) et al find modernization makes older adults feel rushed, too

06/30/2021

Finding

An Improved State of Aging in America: Revelations from new NHATS Interactive Dashboards

06/30/2021

Announcement

Gabor Kezdi, Economist and Research Associate Professor, Dies at Age 50

06/29/2021

Finding

Unequal Health Care Access and Quality Contribute to U.S. Racial Health Disparities Among Older Adults

06/28/2021

Media Appearance

Marti DeLiema (Minnesota) examines Baby Boomers’ Biggest Financial Risk: Cognitive Decline

06/27/2021

Finding

Disparities Related to Education, Race, and Gender Compound Health Disadvantages at Older Ages

06/23/2021

Finding

Vicki Freedman (Michigan) find older Americans are aging better than ever, especially women

06/22/2021

Honor/Award

Matthew D. McHugh (Penn) elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

06/22/2021

Finding

Kristin Litzelman (Wisconsin) examines “Caregiver resource utilization: Intellectual and development disability and dementia” 

06/22/2021

Finding

COVID-19 and Other Risk Factors Widen the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap (PRB)

06/21/2021

Finding

Racism-Related Stress Is Linked to Premature Aging and Chronic Disease

06/17/2021

Finding

Faul, Ware, Langa (Michigan) et al examine the relationship between childhood socioeconomic position and cognition in older adults in the US & England

06/16/2021

Announcement

RFP: McKnight Brain Research Foundation Innovator Awards in Cognitive Aging and Memory Loss

06/16/2021

Announcement

NIA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award to Promote Diversity in Translational Research for AD/ADRD

06/11/2021

Finding

Joseph Gaugler (Minnesota) discusses Improving Health For Older Minnesotans

06/10/2021

Announcement

2 minutes to discover how the well-being of older adults is enhanced by our research on the Demography and Economics of Aging & Alzheimer’s

06/10/2021

Finding

Topping & Fletcher (Wisconsin) find association and pathways of birth in the stroke belt on old age dementia and stroke Mortality

06/09/2021

Finding

Key Factors Underlying Racial Disparities in Health Between Black and White Older Americans (PRB)

06/06/2021

Finding

Ehrlich, Langa (Michigan) find Vision impairment (VI) is associated with the development of cognitive impairment no dementia (CIND)

06/02/2021

Announcement

After COVID, research on social isolation and loneliness is needed more than ever

06/01/2021

Announcement

Amy Kind (Wisconsin) leads new UW Center for Health Disparities Research

06/01/2021

Honor/Award

Nancy Hodgson (Penn) wins Catalyst award for project, “Sense4Safety-Supporting Socially Vulnerable Older Adults”

05/28/2021

Announcement

NHATS searchable bibliography of publications using NHATS and the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC) now available

05/25/2021

Announcement

Colleen Heflin (Syracuse) will testify before Congress on the Hunger Crisis Among Veterans and Military Families

05/23/2021

Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging (NDIRA) invites membership

05/22/2021

Honor/Award

Miriam Mutambudzi (Syracuse) selected as a NIMHD 2021 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

05/21/2021

Announcement

Kathleen Cagney named new director of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR)

05/20/2021

Honor/Award

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse) joins the Editorial Board of the Journal of Population Economics

05/19/2021

Announcement

Get the latest round of NIA cleared research concepts on your 2021 radar!

05/12/2021

Honor/Award

Laura Zahodne (Michigan) Wins GSA Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award for outstanding early career contributions in behavioral & social gerontology

05/10/2021

Finding

Susan Alberts, Jenny Tung (Duke) et al Find that Chronic Stress in Female Baboons Leads to Early Deaths

05/07/2021

Announcement

Career Opening: Economist & Survey Statistician at The Demographic Research Area, US Census Bureau

05/06/2021

Announcement

Video Introduction: Centers on the Demography & Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

05/05/2021

Sela Panapasa (MiCDA): Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders have long been overlooked — which the “Asian American” label exacerbates

05/01/2021

Announcement

Dan Lichter (Syracuse) named to Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations

04/30/2021

Media Appearance

NHATS Data Show Older Adults Lack Even Simple, Helpful Equipment (NYT)

04/29/2021

Honor/Award

Jun Li (Syracuse) received an honorable mention for the John Heinz Dissertation Award

04/29/2021

Media Appearance

Scott Landes (Syracuse) discusses disability data during the pandemic on “Included: The Disability Equity Podcast”

04/13/2021

Finding

Jenny Tung (Duke) on the importance of a comparative perspective on when & how social status influences biological aging

04/10/2021

Media Appearance

Relative invisibility makes for uphill battle to get COVID vaccines for Americans with IDD: Scott Landes (CAPS)

04/09/2021

Announcement

Great Smoky Mountains Study of Rural Aging launched by Dodge & Hotz (Duke)

04/08/2021

Announcement

Addressing global challenges for aging and dementia: NIA joins GEOHealth initiative

03/31/2021

Media Appearance

Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse) discusses how US state policies have contributed to life expectancy troubles

03/30/2021

Finding

Herman Pontzer (Duke) finds lessons on staying healthy from humanity’s past and following the calories

03/29/2021

Announcement

Scott Landes (Syracuse) launches the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Age-at-Death Tracker

03/08/2021

Announcement

Warren, Grodsky, Goosby, Muller et al will use biomarkers to understand how childhood shapes risks of Alzheimer’s

03/05/2021

Honor/Award

Jacqueline Angel (Texas) receives 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award from the ASA’s Section on Aging and the Life Course

02/28/2021

Finding

Shippee & Beebe (Minnesota) Identifying Domains of Assisted Living Quality for Minnesota’s Assisted Living Report Card

02/27/2021

Media Appearance

Eileen Crimmins (USC) discusses social factors associated with poor aging outcomes

02/27/2021

Media Appearance

Terrie Moffitt (Duke) reports on improving translation of aging research from mice to humans

02/26/2021

Media Appearance

Engelman & Malecki (Wisconsin) comment on US life expectancy decline during the COVID-19 pandemic

02/24/2021

Announcement

Perez, Hodgson, Coe (Penn) awarded R01 to address increasing rates of ADRD among Latinos

02/16/2021

Media Appearance

Ken Langa (Michigan) comments on finding that people with dementia are more likely to catch severe COVID-19

02/15/2021

Finding

Shannon Monnat (Syracuse) et al discuss how policies differentially impact population health and aging in rural versus urban populations

02/12/2021

Honor/Award

Kohler & Penn Population Scientists Win NAM Catalyst Grant Award

02/11/2021

Finding

Summary Report from the National Research Summit on Care, Services, Support for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers 

02/09/2021

Announcement

Join Clin-STAR’s “Who’s Who” in Aging Research community

02/04/2021

Announcement

Handbook of Aging & Social Sciences, 9th ed. Book Release Celebration, Feb 25

02/03/2021

Announcement

Top tips for early career research grant applications from NIA

01/29/2021

Finding

Employment May Slow Memory Decline for Women

01/29/2021

Finding

Quincy Samus (Hopkins) et al Examine Cost-effective Care coordination for People with Dementia At Home

01/15/2021

Finding

COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations

01/15/2021

Honor/Award

Scott Halpern (Penn) named a Hastings Center Fellow

01/14/2021

Media Appearance

Quantifying Potentially Avoidable Financial Losses Due to Dementia addressed by Nicholas

01/14/2021

Finding

Landes Describes Progress in Closing the Age-at-Death Disparity for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

01/05/2021

Announcement

NHATS COVID-19 Sample Person (SP) Early-release Beta file is now available

01/05/2021

Finding

Carrie Henning-Smith (Minnesota) on Meeting The Social Needs Of Older Adults In Rural Areas

01/04/2021

Finding

Wolf & Lin report on Division of Parent Care Among Adult Children

01/04/2021

Outcomes of Medicaid home- and community-based long-term services relative to nursing home care among dual eligibles

2020

12/17/2020

Finding

Positive mood in older adults suggests better brain function

12/14/2020

Finding

Older adults with dementia exhibit financial “symptoms” up to six years before diagnosis

12/12/2020

Announcement

Minnesota’s Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging (NDIRA)

12/03/2020

Media Appearance

Zuelsdorff & Knopman discuss New research into Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

11/26/2020

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Shippee leads study to improve quality of home and community-based services for people with dementia

11/07/2020

Announcement

Wisconsin’s CDHA Welcomes 10 New Affiliates For Fall 2020

10/14/2020

Announcement

Announcing NIA’s New Crop Of Research Concepts!

09/02/2020

Finding

Many Older Americans Do Not Receive the Recommended Home Health Care After Hospitalization

08/31/2020

Finding

What Can Economics Say About Alzheimer’s Disease? (NBER working paper)

08/06/2020

Help Establish Standard Data Collection Protocols For COVID-19 Research

08/05/2020

Finding

Study Finds That COVID-19 Is Hitting Older Black And Latinx Persons Hardest

08/03/2020

Fingerman Shows That People Who Are More Socially Integrated Are Also More Active Physically

07/08/2020

Announcement

Doing COVID-19 research? These data tools can help!

06/10/2020

Announcement

NIA’s Strategic Directions: Priorities for continued progress

06/07/2020

Finding

“The Demography of Dementia and Dementia Caregiving” – a new summary from PRB

05/14/2020

Finding

Cole, Seeman, and Smith comment on Health Impacts of Coronavirus Stress and Fear

05/14/2020

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Coronavirus Stress and Fear Could Take a Toll on Our Health

05/12/2020

Announcement

Webinar recording and slides available from “Resilience and Reserve: Defining, Refining, and Advancing Research in Aging”

04/29/2020

Media Appearance

Karlawish et al. write on how the struggles of dementia patients and caregivers are worse with the shutdown

04/15/2020

Media Appearance

Bloom and Canning (Havard) discuss obtaining better COVID-19 infection data without universal testing by leveraging the American Community Survey (ACS)

04/10/2020

Media Appearance

Study by Danaei finds women making lifestyle changes even in middle age results in their less likely to have a stroke

04/07/2020

Media Appearance

Grabowski speaks to coronavirus cases in senior care facilities

04/04/2020

Finding

Zissimopoulos & Thunell Find Older Adults Living Alone Report Higher Rates of Anxiety and Depression

03/26/2020

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Older Americans’ Greater Health Problems May Make Them More Vulnerable to COVID-19’s Effects

03/03/2020

Media Appearance

Study by Dieleman et al. finds low back and neck pain tops US health spending.

02/11/2020

Finding

What Can We Learn From the World’s Largest Population of Older People? Aging and Health in China

2019

10/10/2019

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Older Women Live Longer, But With More Disability and Financial Challenges Than Men

10/09/2019

Publication

PRB article on measuring population aging features researchers from Demography and Economics of Aging Centers at USC/UCLA and the University of Washington

09/19/2019

Media Appearance

Laura Carstensen (Stanford) quoted in Bloomberg on baby boomers staying in the generational mix

09/17/2019

Media Appearance

Maria Polyakova (Stanford) et al. found low-income seniors have better health in affluent communities

09/10/2019

Media Appearance

Alexander Kulminski (Duke) et al. propose new approach to Alzheimer’s research to address environmental risks

09/10/2019

Media Appearance

Caleb Finch (USC/UCLA) and Alexander Kulminski (Duke) propose the ‘Alzheimer Disease Exposome’ to address environmental risks

09/05/2019

Media Appearance

Elham Mahmoudi and Kenneth M. Langa (Michigan) find hearing aids linked to lower risk of dementia, depression and falls

08/28/2019

Media Appearance

Kenneth M. Langa (Michigan) et al. find married people are less likely to develop dementia

08/26/2019

Media Appearance

Francine Grodstein (Harvard) and coauthors find optimism linked to living longer

08/20/2019

Publication

Christine Cigolle et al. on establishing the first geriatric medicine fellowship program in Ghana

08/19/2019

Announcement

National Study of Caregiving (NSOC) Extended for PIs Vicki Freedman and Wolff

08/16/2019

Honor/Award

Fabian T. Pfeffer receives Doris Entwisle Early Career Award from American Sociological Association

08/12/2019

Media Appearance

Mara Mather (USC/UCLA) et al. find older adults less distracted by negative information

08/07/2019

Media Appearance

Mark D. Peterson on increased risk of mental health conditions for adults with cerebral palsy

08/07/2019

Media Appearance

Tamara Dubowitz (RAND) quoted on environment and obesity

07/25/2019

Media Appearance

Carstensen (Stanford) mentioned in Psychology Today on feeling more positive as we age

07/19/2019

Media Appearance

Social Security Statement Has Impact, According to Philip Armour (RAND)

07/17/2019

Media Appearance

Jason Karlawish (U Penn) on inclusive definition on health for older adults

07/15/2019

Media Appearance

Jason Karlawish (U Penn) on learning genetic risk of Alzheimer’s in WSJ

07/14/2019

Media Appearance

Kenneth M. Langa (Michigan) et al. on lifestyle changes and dementia

07/12/2019

Media Appearance

Cacchione (UPenn) quoted in an article about why elderly and older populations are particularly vulnerable in an emergency evacuation

07/10/2019

Media Appearance

Donovan T. Maust discusses the increasing rate of fatal falls for adults over 75

07/09/2019

Media Appearance

Kathryn Edwards (RAND) study behaviors of parents who provide financial assistance to unemployed adult children

07/03/2019

Honor/Award

Colter Mitchell receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

06/25/2019

Media Appearance

Bhattacharya (Stanford) and colleagues find educational attainment reduces heart disease

06/20/2019

Media Appearance

Studies by Carstensen and Knutson (Stanford) cited in news on saving for the future self

06/19/2019

Media Appearance

Edward Norton (Michigan) et al. find Medicare Shared Savings Program may not be working as well as thought

06/19/2019

Media Appearance

Melissa Wei (Michigan) et al. find multimorbidity increase the risk of cognitive decline and suicide

06/15/2019

Media Appearance

Study by Maestas, Mullen and Powell (RAND) on population aging and economic growth cited in NYT

06/13/2019

Media Appearance

Jason Schnittker (U-Penn) quoted on self-rated health by older adults

06/13/2019

Media Appearance

Arline T. Geronimus, John Bound, Timpe et al. find opioid epidemic alone didn’t cause life expectancy decline

06/12/2019

Honor/Award

Jacqui Smith (Michigan) receives Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award from the Gerontological Society of America

06/12/2019

Honor/Award

Kira Birditt, Lindsay Ryan (Michigan) and coauthors won Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America

06/11/2019

Media Appearance

Baby boomers are redefining what aging is, said Jennifer Ailshire (USC/UCLA)

06/10/2019

Media Appearance

Goodarz Danaei (Harvard) and colleagues find 3 interventions that can prevent 94 million premature death

06/08/2019

Media Appearance

Study by Linda Aiken and Matthew McHugh (U-Penn) cited in a New York Times article on health care providers

06/06/2019

Honor/Award

LA Times cites studies by Skolarus (Michigan), Burke (Michigan), Grabowski (Harvard) and colleagues on high out-of-pocket medical costs

06/06/2019

Media Appearance

Gruber (NBER) interviewed on NBER study on association between early social security claiming and poverty

06/05/2019

Media Appearance

Carstensen (Stanford) quoted on increasing the odds of high quality longevity

06/03/2019

Media Appearance

Studies on education level and health outcomes by researchers from Demography and Economics of Aging Centers cited in NYT

05/31/2019

Media Appearance

Study from USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health links racism to disease risk among African Americans

05/30/2019

Finding

PRB features researchers from Demography and Economics of Aging Centers on studies of older women’s disability and financial challenges

05/28/2019

Honor/Award

Amanda Kowalski (Michigan) and John Mullahy (Wisconsin) won 2019 ASHEcon Awards

05/24/2019

feature story

The case for more diversity in studies of genetic association with disease

05/20/2019

Media Appearance

Cutler (Harvard & NBER) ‘s work on value of medical spending featured in NYT Upshot

05/20/2019

feature story

Is a healthy social life a healthier life in general?

05/17/2019

Media Appearance

Grabowski (Harvard) and Werner (U Penn) comment on federal ratings for rehab care at nursing homes

05/15/2019

Media Appearance

Donovan T. Maust (Michigan) on survey results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging

05/10/2019

Media Appearance

Grabowski (Harvard) quoted in NYT

05/09/2019

Media Appearance

Lisa Berkman (Harvard) on social connections and health

05/01/2019

Media Appearance

James F. Burke, Lesli E. Skolarus (Michigan) and coauthors find out-of-pocket costs for neurologic medications rise sharply

04/25/2019

Media Appearance

Research on social interaction and memory loss by Glymour and Berkman (Harvard) in the news

04/24/2019

Media Appearance

David Grabowski (Harvard) et al. find many middle-income seniors will have insufficient resources

04/16/2019

Media Appearance

Sarah Tishkoff (U Penn) quoted in Nature article on diversity in genome-wide association studies

04/15/2019

Media Appearance

Cheryl Damberg (RAND) and coauthors on primary care spending of Medicare beneficiaries

04/15/2019

Media Appearance

Keeler (RAND) and Damberg (RAND) et al. on reducing low value preoperative care for cataract surgery patients

04/15/2019

Media Appearance

Jason Karlawish (U Penn) quoted by Associated Press on social cognition and the aging brain

04/10/2019

Honor/Award

Amy Kind (Wisconsin) Honored with Yoshikawa Award from the American Geriatrics Society

03/28/2019

Media Appearance

Sarah Tishkoff (U Penn) and colleagues on the missing diversity in human genetic studies

03/28/2019

Media Appearance

Rachel Werner, Norma Coe (U Penn) et al. study patient outcomes with home care vs skilled nursing facility

03/14/2019

Media Appearance

David Grabowski (Harvard) testifies before Senate Finance Committee

03/08/2019

Media Appearance

Joseph Dieleman (Washington) and coauthors on new population aging metric

03/06/2019

Honor/Award

Murray and Lopez (Washington) won 2018 Gairdner Global Health Award for their work on Global Burden of Disease

03/05/2019

Media Appearance

Scott Huettel (Duke) and colleagues study saving decision and behavior

02/21/2019

Media Appearance

Jessica Ho (USC/UCLA) finds overdose death rates highest in US

02/21/2019

Media Appearance

Poterba (NBER) and Shoven (Stanford & NBER) quoted in Reuters’ report on Brookings Forum on working longer

02/19/2019

Media Appearance

Cutler (Harvard and NBER) et al. on the slowdown in medical spending growth among the elderly

02/18/2019

Media Appearance

Sanjay Basu (Stanford) led study finds more primary care physicians associated with longer life expectancy

02/14/2019

Announcement

Cleared Concepts: An early heads-up for savvy scientists seeking funding from NIA

02/11/2019

Media Appearance

Negativity bias decreases with age, according to Laura Carstensen (Stanford) and co-author

02/05/2019

Media Appearance

David Cutler (Harvard and NBER) led study on cutting health care costs

02/05/2019

Media Appearance

John Shoven (Stanford) quoted in Reuters

01/25/2019

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Maestas and Grabowski find Simpler Plan Finder may help Medicare Part D consumers cut costs

01/25/2019

Announcement

NIA Director outlines aging research in 2019

01/24/2019

Media Appearance

Grabowski and Cutler (Harvard) co-authored paper on hospital readmission under Medicare program discussed in NYT

01/22/2019

Media Appearance

Vicki Freedman et al. study association between caregivers’ wellbeing and daily caregiving experience

01/18/2019

Announcement

Marguerite Burns (Wisconsin) awarded grant to study “Leaving Prison and Connecting with Medical Care”

01/14/2019

Media Appearance

Kenneth M. Langa, Bruno J. Giordani (Michigan) and co-authors find black adults with high blood pressure showed faster cognitive decline

01/13/2019

Announcement

Funding for Behavioral Change to Benefit Older Adults from NIA’s Research Centers Collaborative Network

01/07/2019

Announcement

UCLA Division of Geriatrics led by David Reuben awarded $2 million from Eisner Foundation

2018

12/28/2018

Media Appearance

Reuben and colleagues show dementia care program reduces nursing home admission and cuts Medicare costs

12/26/2018

Media Appearance

Jennifer Ailshire (USC/UCLA) and co-authors examine sleep duration trends in U.S. adults

12/20/2018

Media Appearance

McHugh and Aiken (U Penn) et al. study the quality of end of life care in US hospitals

12/20/2018

Media Appearance

John Shoven (Stanford) quoted in WSJ on working longer for financial well-being

12/19/2018

Announcement

Pamela Herd will present at NIH OBSSR Director’s Webinar Series

12/11/2018

Media Appearance

“Saving regret” study by Hurd (RAND), Rohwedder (RAND) et al. featured in Forbes

12/07/2018

Media Appearance

Hudomiet’s study on retirement paths featured in the Forbes’ article

12/05/2018

Media Appearance

Matthew Dupre (Duke) quoted in Time for his research on health impact of marriage

12/05/2018

Announcement

A new NIA-funded resource synergizes efforts of aging research centers

11/30/2018

Announcement

Asthana and Herd (Wisconsin) lead new research that will track the progression of dementia in the WLS.

11/28/2018

Media Appearance

Gary Small (USC/UCLA) quoted in the Washington Post on the effect of sedentary behavior on brain health

11/28/2018

Honor/Award

Kindig, Nobles and Zidan (Wisconsin) are among award winners for AJPH paper of the year

11/26/2018

Media Appearance

Freedman (Michigan) co-authored study on dementia’s impact on family and caregivers was cited in The New York Times

11/26/2018

Media Appearance

NYT quotes study on widening differences in life expectancy by Toni C. Antonucci (Michigan), Berkman (Harvard), Carstensen (Stanford), Goldman (USC/UCLA) and James S. Jackson (Michigan)

11/20/2018

Media Appearance

Study by Douglas Sloane, Herbert Smith, Linda Aiken and Matthew McHugh (U Penn) on the effect of nursing resources on the quality of care has been quoted in The Nation

11/14/2018

Honor/Award

Three affiliates from the Aging Centers Terrie Moffitt (Duke), Daniel Polsky and Rachel Werner (U-Penn) were elected to the National Academy of Medicine

11/06/2018

Announcement

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

11/05/2018

Media Appearance

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”

11/05/2018

Publication

“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)

11/01/2018

Media Appearance

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

10/22/2018

Announcement

Sleep’s Role in Aging and Chronic Disease – New Evidence from PRB

10/17/2018

Media Appearance

Nicole Maestas (RAND) and David Grabowski (Harvard) on Medicare plan finder tool

09/26/2018

Media Appearance

Norma Coe (U Penn) et al. examine the caregiving costs for families

09/24/2018

Media Appearance

David Reuben will use foundation endowment to expand geriatrics research

09/24/2018

Media Appearance

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

09/20/2018

Media Appearance

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

09/17/2018

Media Appearance

Amy Finkelstein and Jonathan Skinner (NBER) on mandatory Medicare bundled payment program

09/07/2018

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NIA funded CALERIE Research Network aims to inspire and support new studies

08/30/2018

Media Appearance

Ashish Jha et al. on improving global health care

08/28/2018

Announcement

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

08/17/2018

Announcement

Centers well represented in PAA election results

08/15/2018

Media Appearance

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

08/15/2018

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World’s largest collection of publicly available research data on aging

08/14/2018

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FEM: Modeling trends in the demographics and economics of aging

08/13/2018

Announcement

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

08/09/2018

Media Appearance

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

08/08/2018

Announcement

Add Health Parent Study data released

08/08/2018

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Freedman, Kasper et al. examine recent changes in dementia prevalence among Americans 70+

08/07/2018

Announcement

NHATS releases Round 7 data files

07/27/2018

Media Appearance

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

07/10/2018

Media Appearance

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

07/06/2018

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Wisconsin’s Neighborhood Atlas: Mapping areas of disadvantage

07/02/2018

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New report on advances, trends, and research directions in the demography of aging

06/19/2018

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Gateway to a full array of survey data on aging from around the world

06/19/2018

Media Appearance

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

06/18/2018

Announcement

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

06/08/2018

Media Appearance

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

06/01/2018

Announcement

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

05/24/2018

Media Appearance

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

05/24/2018

Media Appearance

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

05/24/2018

Media Appearance

NIA researchers find falling prevalence of dementia among older Americans

05/23/2018

Announcement

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

05/17/2018

Announcement

Jason Fletcher selected as Wisconsin’s new CDHA Director

05/16/2018

Announcement

NIA on dementia detection using biomarkers

05/08/2018

Publication

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

05/07/2018

Honor/Award

Judith Campisi elected as National Academy of Sciences member

05/03/2018

Announcement

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

04/30/2018

Media Appearance

Jagust et al find subclinical amyloid accumulation predictive of Alzheimer’s

04/23/2018

Announcement

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

04/17/2018

Media Appearance

Examining dementia trends in America

04/05/2018

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Measuring biological risk for late-life health outcomes

04/04/2018

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

04/04/2018

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Unretirement becoming more common

03/14/2018

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RAND Center for Disability Research

03/08/2018

Media Appearance

Trojanowski and colleagues chart epigenetic changes linked to Alzheimer’s

02/23/2018

Announcement

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

02/23/2018

Announcement

Preston and Elo examine impact of diabetes on US mortality trends

02/23/2018

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

02/22/2018

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USC releases open-source MRI stroke dataset

02/16/2018

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States with highest death rates among older Americans concentrated in the South

02/14/2018

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Carstensen says “older people are happier” in their more selective interactions

02/14/2018

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45-year Dunedin Study follows New Zealanders from birth into pre-retirement

01/24/2018

Media Appearance

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

01/12/2018

Media Appearance

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

01/10/2018

Announcement

NIA urges research on geographic inequalities in US morbidity/mortality

2017

12/08/2017

Media Appearance

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

12/07/2017

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RAND researchers find “fluid concept” of retirement among US workers

11/30/2017

Media Appearance

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

11/30/2017

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

11/29/2017

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Laura Carstensen on “perennial” potential of aging well

11/20/2017

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Impact of diabetes on US mortality trends

11/19/2017

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

11/17/2017

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

11/16/2017

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Mexican Health and Aging Study charts changes since 2000

11/16/2017

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Eight projects examine health and aging in long-running NBER program

11/08/2017

Announcement

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

11/08/2017

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

11/06/2017

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UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program wins innovation award

10/20/2017

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Helping create a world where the majority of people thrive in old age

10/09/2017

Honor/Award

Sherri Rose wins New Innovator Award from NIH

10/06/2017

Announcement

NIA funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research increases dramatically

10/03/2017

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

10/02/2017

Media Appearance

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

10/02/2017

Announcement

NIA rolls out new feature-rich mobile-responsive website

10/01/2017

Honor/Award

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

09/22/2017

Media Appearance

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

09/21/2017

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

08/22/2017

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

07/28/2017

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

07/21/2017

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

07/20/2017

Honor/Award

Neal Krause wins GSA’s Robert Kleemeier Award

07/20/2017

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Understanding the generational economy

07/18/2017

Media Appearance

PRB report looks at the changing face of dementia

06/27/2017

Media Appearance

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

06/27/2017

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

06/20/2017

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Jonathan Skinner says Boomers aren’t saving enough for retirement

06/15/2017

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Picturing how education impacts life expectancy across the globe

06/15/2017

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Massive study of the social determinants of HIV/AIDS incidence, prevalence, and mortality

06/14/2017

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

05/25/2017

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

05/09/2017

Media Appearance

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

05/01/2017

Announcement

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

05/01/2017

Announcement

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

04/27/2017

Media Appearance

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

04/25/2017

Media Appearance

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

04/24/2017

Media Appearance

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

04/21/2017

Media Appearance

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

04/06/2017

Announcement

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

03/28/2017

Media Appearance

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

03/24/2017

Announcement

CEDA launches Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy

03/22/2017

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Longitudinal Aging Study in India

03/21/2017

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Developing novel indicators of cognitive function

03/21/2017

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Disparities in stroke risk factors by race/ethnicity

03/21/2017

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Impacts of physician practice characteristics on health care

03/20/2017

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Cellular senescence, inflammation and aging

03/15/2017

Honor/Award

Linda Aiken wins nursing’s most prestigious international award

02/16/2017

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Analyzing determinants of healthy life span and longevity

02/15/2017

Media Appearance

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

02/09/2017

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

02/06/2017

Media Appearance

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

01/31/2017

Announcement

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

01/30/2017

Media Appearance

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

01/30/2017

Announcement

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

01/16/2017

Honor/Award

Laura Carstensen elected to National Academy of Medicine

01/14/2017

Media Appearance

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

01/03/2017

Honor/Award

Linda George awarded distinguished professorship at Duke

2016

11/22/2016

Media Appearance

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

11/21/2016

Media Appearance

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

11/10/2016

Announcement

Research on longevity determinants and implications. TRA, Nov 2016

10/26/2016

feature story

Models test impact of U.S. social welfare interventions on health over life course

10/26/2016

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Phenotypes, genotypes, and exceptional longevity

10/26/2016

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Do migrants really have a mortality advantage in their host countries?

10/25/2016

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Chronic social stress and later life health

10/21/2016

Media Appearance

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

09/30/2016

Media Appearance

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

09/27/2016

Media Appearance

Laura Carstensen sees symbiosis in older people working with children

09/24/2016

Media Appearance

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

09/16/2016

Announcement

Population-Level Trends in Dementia: Call for Proposals

08/29/2016

Media Appearance

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

08/23/2016

Media Appearance

Henry Paulson directs NIH-funded Michigan Alzheimer’s center

08/17/2016

Media Appearance

Morgan Levine finds link between age at menopause and biological aging

08/17/2016

Media Appearance

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

08/10/2016

Media Appearance

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

07/27/2016

Media Appearance

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

06/30/2016

Media Appearance

Retirement satisfaction slipping among retirees over past 15 years?

06/25/2016

Media Appearance

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

06/20/2016

Media Appearance

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

06/07/2016

Media Appearance

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

05/13/2016

Media Appearance

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

05/09/2016

Media Appearance

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

04/29/2016

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The generational economy and population aging in 50 countries

04/29/2016

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Data on mortality levels and trends, by state, since the 1930s

04/29/2016

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Progression of Parkinson’s to cognitive impairment

04/11/2016

Media Appearance

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

04/11/2016

Announcement

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

04/07/2016

Media Appearance

UPenn’s Matthias Hollwich looks at how to ‘live smarter now to live better forever’

03/23/2016

Media Appearance

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

03/18/2016

Media Appearance

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

03/14/2016

Announcement

Family Caregiving for People with Dementia infographic released by PBR

03/10/2016

Media Appearance

HRS genomics data available for analysis

03/07/2016

Media Appearance

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

03/01/2016

Media Appearance

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

02/22/2016

Media Appearance

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

02/12/2016

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What predicts aging well among women?

02/11/2016

Media Appearance

Kenneth Langa and Michael Hurd discuss impact of education on dementia

02/01/2016

Media Appearance

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

01/27/2016

Media Appearance

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

01/07/2016

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Risk factors for sensory and cognitive declines beginning in mid-life

01/05/2016

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

2015

12/16/2015

Media Appearance

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

12/15/2015

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Understanding how Americans age

12/02/2015

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

11/30/2015

Media Appearance

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

11/06/2015

Announcement

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

11/03/2015

Media Appearance

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

11/01/2015

Media Appearance

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

10/23/2015

Announcement

Latest issue of Today’s Research on Aging available from PRB

10/20/2015

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Desire for and benefits of engaged activities for older adults

10/19/2015

Announcement

Princeton’s Angus Deaton wins 2015 Nobel Prize in economics

10/19/2015

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Investment choices among workers in Mexico’s privatized social security system

10/18/2015

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How does obesity impact international differences in longevity?

10/17/2015

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Genes, environment, behavior, EPs, and health risks in later life

10/16/2015

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Cardiometabolic disorders among older Sub-Saharan Africans

10/05/2015

Honor/Award

Keith Whitfield wins GSA award for outstanding mentorship

08/27/2015

Media Appearance

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

08/21/2015

Media Appearance

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

08/21/2015

Media Appearance

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

08/10/2015

Media Appearance

David Bloom says mandatory retirement policy based on ageist assumptions

07/28/2015

Media Appearance

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

07/21/2015

Media Appearance

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

07/08/2015

Media Appearance

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

07/07/2015

Media Appearance

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

07/06/2015

Media Appearance

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

06/19/2015

Honor/Award

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

06/08/2015

Media Appearance

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

06/08/2015

Media Appearance

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

05/22/2015

Media Appearance

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

05/19/2015

Media Appearance

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

05/14/2015

Media Appearance

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

05/13/2015

Announcement

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

05/11/2015

Media Appearance

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

05/06/2015

Media Appearance

HRS data analysis indicates 1 in 5 older Americans dies broke

04/22/2015

Announcement

Remembering NIA’s Richard Suzman

04/21/2015

Media Appearance

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

04/21/2015

Announcement

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

04/20/2015

Announcement

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

02/20/2015

Media Appearance

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

02/13/2015

Media Appearance

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

01/21/2015

Media Appearance

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

01/20/2015

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

01/05/2015

Media Appearance

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

2014

12/08/2014

Media Appearance

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

11/17/2014

Media Appearance

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

11/13/2014

Media Appearance

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

11/13/2014

Announcement

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

10/24/2014

Media Appearance

Laura Carstensen confronts claims by “brain game” makers about their benefits for cognition and memory

10/22/2014

Announcement

Stanford Center on Longevity issues design challenge to students

10/21/2014

Media Appearance

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

10/16/2014

Announcement

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

10/12/2014

Media Appearance

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

10/09/2014

Media Appearance

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

09/02/2014

Media Appearance

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

08/28/2014

Media Appearance

Lisa Berkman (Harvard) says policies needed to address ‘disruptive experience’ of job loss

07/16/2014

Announcement

National report shows impact of aging among Americans 65+

06/25/2014

Announcement

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

06/17/2014

Media Appearance

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

05/21/2014

Media Appearance

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

05/15/2014

Announcement

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

05/01/2014

Media Appearance

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

04/18/2014

Media Appearance

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

04/18/2014

Media Appearance

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

04/18/2014

Media Appearance

Uwe Reinhardt (Princeton) says replace individual insurance mandate

04/18/2014

Announcement

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

04/18/2014

Media Appearance

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

03/14/2014

Media Appearance

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

03/14/2014

Media Appearance

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

2013

12/02/2013

Media Appearance

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

12/01/2013

Media Appearance

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

11/01/2013

Announcement

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

10/21/2013

Honor/Award

Arline T. Geronimus elected to Institute of Medicine, 2013

09/25/2013

Honor/Award

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

09/19/2013

Media Appearance

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

09/19/2013

Announcement

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

08/19/2013

Media Appearance

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

08/01/2013

Announcement

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

07/15/2013

Announcement

Robert Fogel (Chicago) passes away June 11, 2013

07/12/2013

Media Appearance

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

05/19/2013

Honor/Award

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

05/03/2013

Honor/Award

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

04/19/2013

Media Appearance

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

04/15/2013

Media Appearance

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

04/05/2013

Media Appearance

Michael Hurd (RAND) discusses dementia study in NYT

01/14/2013

Media Appearance

Ana Diez Roux says Americans’ health problems are systemic

01/01/2013

Honor/Award

Ulrike Malmendier (CEDA) awarded Fisher Black Prize

2012

12/19/2012

Honor/Award

James Smith (RAND) wins Cozzarelli Prize from PNAS

12/19/2012

Honor/Award

Laura Carstensen (Stanford) honored as one of AARP’s most influential aging advocates

12/14/2012

Honor/Award

James S. Jackson elected president of COSSA

11/12/2012

Honor/Award

Eileen Crimmins (USC-UCLA) wins GSA’s 2012 Kleemeier Award

10/26/2012

Honor/Award

Linda Waite (Chicago) gives Matilda White Riley Lecture, October 22, 2012

10/20/2012

Honor/Award

Kevin Volpp (U-Penn) elected to Institute of Medicine

09/26/2012

Media Appearance

Jay Olshansky (Chicago) discusses declines in life expectancy for low-educated whites

08/26/2012

Media Appearance

Olivia Mitchell (U Penn) looks at opt-out version of 401(k) in Bloomberg BusinessWeek

07/26/2012

Honor/Award

Anatoli Yashin (Duke) receives Mindel Sheps Award for contributions to demographic research methodologies

05/30/2012

Announcement

Kenneth M. Langa gives plenary on Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention

05/02/2012

Media Appearance

Linda Waite, Deborah Carr, Laura Carstensen and Toni Antonucci comment on living alone without loneliness

03/28/2012

Announcement

Health and Retirement Study adds genetic data to NIH database

03/16/2012

Media Appearance

Toni Antonucci (Michigan) says good friends increase feelings of worth and meaning, especially as we age

03/09/2012

Media Appearance

Kenneth M. Langa (Michigan) says care-giving resources for dementia key public policy issue

03/05/2012

Media Appearance

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

03/02/2012

Media Appearance

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

02/27/2012

Media Appearance

Ana Diez Roux notes that life expectancy is rising with weak economy as during Great Depression

02/20/2012

Media Appearance

William H. Frey says age of senior citizen status a “gray area”

02/16/2012

Honor/Award

U-Penn’s Claudia Valeggia wins Presidential Early Career Award for work in Argentina

02/16/2012

Honor/Award

David Wise (NBER) and Daniel Kahneman (Princeton) elected Distinguished Fellows by AEA

02/16/2012

Honor/Award

Brigitte Madrian and David Laibson (Harvard) and James Choi (Yale) receive TIAA-CREF award for work on financial security

02/15/2012

Announcement

Data from pilot wave of Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) now available

02/14/2012

Media Appearance

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

02/14/2012

Announcement

NIA and WHO release report on Global Health and Aging

02/14/2012

Announcement

PRB publishes report on life expectancy trends in high-income countries

02/14/2012

Announcement

PRB releases report on volunteering and health for aging populations

02/13/2012

Announcement

Recent web article from PRB examines how centenarians’ genes and habits provide clues to longevity

01/26/2012

Media Appearance

Helen Levy (Michigan) discusses federally mandated state health insurance exchanges

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