Subject: Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, May 7 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) spring seminar (Open to the Public)
When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH
Title: "Is Inflammation a Hallmark of Aging?"
Open to the Public (please allow time for the NIH security check)
The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) cordially invites you to its spring seminar, featuring Dr. Luigi Ferrucci. Dr. Ferrucci is a geriatrician and epidemiologist who conducts research on the causal pathways leading to progressive physical and cognitive decline in older persons. Dr. Ferrucci has made major contributions in the design of many epidemiological studies conducted in the U.S. and in Europe, including the European Longitudinal Study on Aging, the "ICare Dicomano Study," the AKEA study of Centenarians in Sardinia and the Women's Health and Aging Study. He was also the Principal Investigator of the InCHIANTI study, a longitudinal study conducted in the Chianti Geographical area (Tuscany, Italy). After serving for several years as Director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSA). Dr. Ferrucci became the Scientific Director of the NIA’s Intramural Research Program in 2011.
The GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) was formed to enhance opportunities for discussion of the intersection between the biology of aging and the biology of disease and conditions that are of interest across ICs. It is focused on basic biology, but with a longer view towards translation. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the GSIG web site (http://sigs.nih.gov/geroscience/Pages/default.aspx).
The seminar will be videocast at http://videocast.nih.gov/ and archived in the GSIG web site.
Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. Ronald Kohanski at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 301/496-6402.
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