2011 Vincent J. Cristofalo, PhD
This endowed Lectureship is an annual tribute to Dr. Vincent Cristofalo, an expert in cellular aging, a cherished mentor, and the founder of the Institute on Aging at Penn (formerly the Center for the Study of Aging).
The fifth Vincent J. Cristofalo, PhD, Annual Lectureship took place at 3:30pm on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania, and was co-sponsored by Penn's Population Aging Research Center (PARC). The lecture and reception was held in BRB 2/3 Auditorium, 421 Curie Boulevard, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. James Vaupel served as the 2011 Cristofalo Lecturer and will present "The Biodemography of Longevity."
To view streaming video of the event, please click here.
About the 2011 Cristofalo Lecturer
James W. Vaupel, PhD, Professor and Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, will serve as the 2011 Cristofalo Lecturer. Dr. Vaupel is also Faculty Director at Duke's Population, Policy, & Aging Research Center, DuPRI Director, and a Duke Research Professor.
An innovator in the demography of aging, Dr. Vaupel has helped to revolutionize demography from a statistically bound field by taking a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates both human and non-human biology, mathematics, genetics, and public policy. His findings, which have often provoked debate, have changed perceptions about the demography of aging. He calls himself a mathematical biologist. Here's an article from Science magazine looking at the life expectancy debate between Dr. Vaupel and Dr. Jay Olshansky.
Giving to the Cristofalo Annual Lectureship Fund
If you would like to make a contribution to the Vincent J. Cristofalo, PhD, Annual Lectureship Fund, please contact Irene Lukoff, Director of Development Healthy Brain Aging & Neurodegenerative Diseases, for the IOA. Ms. Lukoff may be reached directly at 215-573-0187. Or, you may send a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org.