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  • 02/23/18
    There are often many misconceptions and myths around the idea of aging. As a result, it is sometimes easy to misconstrue whether certain physical, mental, and/or behavioral changes are “normal” or a cause for concern. University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Human Resources, along with Penn Behavioral Health Corporate Services, recently hosted a webinar on “What […]
  • 02/19/18
    If you had to decide the “right” time to die, which age would you choose? For Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Healthy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, that age is 75. Dr. Emanuel brought this question to light in 2014 after publishing an article in The […]
  • 02/09/18
    On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Institute on Aging (IOA) at the University of Pennsylvania hosted their 11th annual Vincent J. Cristofalo Lectureship. This year’s lecture titled “The Surprising Role of Nuclear Architecture in Aging” was presented by Tom Misteli, PhD, Director, Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health […]
  • 01/29/18
    On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the Institute on Aging (IOA) welcomed their visiting scholar, Anne Newman, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, to the University of Pennsylvania for a lecture titled “What does it take to live a long and healthy life?” This lecture covered topics […]
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