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Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife.

Dietary Protein Associated with Musculoskeletal Health Regardless of Food Source

BOSTON — Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life’s Institute for Aging Research and University of Massachusetts Lowell have discovered that adults with higher intakes of dietary protein from both animals and vegetables see greater benefits in muscle mass and strength. Results from this study were published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dr. Sharon Inouye Appointed to Prestigious National Fellowships

BOSTON—January, 2017—Sharon K Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., of Boston’s Hebrew SeniorLife will be spending a lot of time in DC this year. The doctor, known for her work in furthering our understanding of Delirium, has been named a 2017 Health and Aging Policy Fellow and an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.

IFAR Study Featured in JBMR Commentary

We are pleased to share that “Heritability of Thoracic Spine Curvature,” has been featured in the commentary of the December issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.   

Harvard and Brown-Affiliated Researchers Receive $4.5M Grant to Test Videos for Advance Directives

A new NIH-funded project will assess whether videos can help nursing home residents, family members and staff have the difficult but important conversations about advanced directives for care.

Hebrew SeniorLife's Dr. Marian Hannan Recieves Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award

BOSTON – November 23, 2016 – The American College of Rheumatology has recently chosen Marian T. Hannan D.Sc., M.P.H. of Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research as this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award.

Dr. Sharon Inouye and Team of Delirium Experts Awarded Federal Grant to Develop Network to Advance Delirium Research Worldwide

BOSTON – A team of delirium experts led by Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife, have been awarded a projected $3.7 million grant over five years. This award is the first of its kind from the National Institute on Aging / National Institutes of Health to build an interdisciplinary collaborative network of delirium researchers nationally and internationally.

Epigenetic Clock Predicts Life Expectancy

BOSTON — Why do some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle yet still die young? A new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA.

IFAR's Lewis A. Lipsitz to speak at 30th Annual Katz Lecture

Boston - Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, MA, Director Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Seniorlife; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will be the featured speaker at Brown University School of Public Health's 30th Annual Katz Lecture. Dr. Lipsitz's lecture, entitled, "Improving Long-Term Care Quality in America: Two Experiments to Bring Geriatric Expertise to the Nursing Home," is free and open to the public.

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016; 4:00-5:00pm (Reception to Follow)

Hebrew SeniorLife's Amanda Lorbergs receives ASBMR's Young Investigator Award.

Congratulations to Amanda Lorbergs, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research for receiving the 2016 American Society for Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award for the abstract presentation “Light intensity physical activity measured by accelerometer is associated with favorable bone microarchitecture and strength: The Framingham Study.”

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