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Mon, Mar 20 at 8:00am CDT by @mforliti · View  

Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., receives Director’s Award

The Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging is pleased to announce that Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., has received the 2016 Director’s Award for his work as a researcher and program director of the Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) program.

The Director’s Award is presented to investigators who show achievement in the following areas:

  • Contribution to aging research and advocacy
  • Landmark papers and achievements on aging
  • Citizenship and education

Dr. LeBrasseur oversees multidisciplinary efforts to extend health span and promote autonomy in older adults. The HAIL program is designed to translate discoveries in the biology of aging from the laboratory bench to the [...]

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I was diagnosed with polymyositis in 2002 and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by a lung biopsy in 2007. I have been on prednisone at various dosages from the beginning along with various immune suppressant medications. I began taking tacrolimus in 2008 and have held off any progression of more scarring. I had shortness of breath and coughing. I was relatively active but I learned to pace myself. I have the best medical team that all [...]

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Jan 19, 2016 by @mforliti · View  

Mayo Clinic and Others Call Aging into the Limelight

James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging

James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging

Aging: It’s a topic that impacts each and every one of us. It’s the single greatest risk factor for most chronic diseases, which account for the majority of morbidity and health care expenditures in developed nations. In a recently released book, “Aging: The Longevity Dividend,” experts in the field explore the topic and concurrent research in-depth and call for aging to be brought into the limelight.

Linda Partridge of the Max Planck [...]

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