Inaugural Vincent J. Cristofalo Lectureship
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This endowed Lectureship was conceived as an annual tribute to Dr. Vincent Cristofalo, an expert in cellular aging, a cherished mentor, and the founder of the Center for the Study of Aging, now the Institute on Aging.
The author of “Why We Age” and an unconventional researcher in comparative biogerontology, Dr. Steven Austad, Professor, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, served as the Inaugural Cristofalo Lecturer.
A colleague of Dr. Cristofalo’s, Dr. Austad has expanded the focus of aging research to include animals in the wild that tend to live longer than conventional wisdom would predict. His research seeks to identify the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms that account for species differences in aging. Dr. Austad presented "Cats, rats, and bats: How the natural world can help humans live longer, healthier lives."
|3:30 - 3:40||Opening remarks
Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh
Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System
| Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhD, dipl. ACVIM
Henry and Corinne R. Bower Professor of SmallAnimal Medicine and Section Chief, Critical Care
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
|3:40 - 3:55||Tribute to Vince (Click title for Powerpoint)
Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Ralston-Penn Clinic for Osteoporosis & Related Bone Disorders
|3:55 - 4:00||Introduction of Cristofalo Lecturer
John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD
William Maul Measey-Truman G. Schnabel, Jr., MD, Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Institute on Aging
|4:00 - 4:45||
“Cats, rats, and bats: how the natural world can help humans live longer, healthier lives”
|4:45 to 5:00||Q&A|
|5:00 to 6:00||Reception - BRB 2/3 Lobby|
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 at email@example.com.