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Institute on Aging

Visiting Scholars Series

Join the IOA for another academic year of discussions on aging that address basic and clinical research, social services and issues, public policy, and more.

The Visiting Scholars Series is open to the Penn community, the public, and those who are interested in aging - unless otherwise noted. Kindly register to attend by visiting our registration page, emailing the IOA at aging@mail.med.upenn.edu, or by calling 215-898-7801.


Vincent J. Cristofalo Lectureship

Amy Wagers, PhD
  • Forst Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University; HHMI Early Career Investigator; Senior Investigator, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center

October 26, 2015

Location TBD

Time TBD

Topic TBD

Christopher M. Murtaugh, PhD
  • Associate Director at the Center for Home Care Policy and Research; Visitng Nurse Service of New York

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Location TBD

Time TBD

Topic TBD

Andres M. Lozano, MD, PhD, FRCSC, BMedSci
  • Senior Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI)

November 17, 2015

Location TBD

Time TBD

Topic TBD

James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD
  • Director, Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging; Mayo Clinic - General Internal Medicine Department

January 5, 2016

Location TBD

Time TBD

Topic TBD

Fran Grodstein, ScD
  • Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital at the Harvard Medical School

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Location TBD

Time TBD

Pignolo Award in Aging Research

Bruce A. Yankner, MD, PhD
  • Co-director, Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging; Professor of Genetics and Neurology at the Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Location TBD

Time TBD

The Epigenetic Clock and Biological Age

Steve Horvath, PhD, ScD
  • Department of Human Genetics, Gonda Research Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

April 12, 2016

Location TBD

Time TBD

Registration for Visiting Scholars Series Lectures

Visiting Scholars Series Archive