The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host Richard J. Hodes, director of the National institutes on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as he presents the latest research focused on ways to keep all of us healthier for longer.
NIA research grows as the American society ages. Since 2011, when the first wave of baby boomers hit age 65, 10,000 Americans have turned 65 daily. During this same time NIA funding has tripled as more elderly Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease and other ailments.
The event will happen at University of Alabama at Birmingham—to learn more about aging-related research listen to Richard J. Hodes, MD, director of the NIA since 1993, as keynote speaker for a scientific symposium on Oct. 9-10. The event starts at 8:30 AM at the UAB Alumni House.
Richard Hodes Leadership
Under Dr. Hodes leadership, the NIA budget for research has grown to $3 billion, which reflects the growing public interest in, and worry about, aging in America and the world. The title of Hodes’ presentation is “From Bench to Bedside: Exploring the Research Continuum at NIA.”
Call to Action: If you live near Birmingham, Alabama, and interested in aging-related research, we recommend attending this interesting event.