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Workshop on The Role of the Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Geroscience Agenda: Bridging Biological and Social Hallmarks of Aging

On October 31, 2022, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) and Division of Aging Biology (DAB) convened the first in a series of three workshops on Geroscience and the social hallmarks of aging. Geroscience is the study of ways to impact health at older ages, based on discoveries in the basic biological mechanisms of aging. The long-term goal of this workshop series is to identify research gaps and opportunities to facilitate and incorporate a life course perspective on behavioral and social drivers of aging processes in geroscience. This would meld research on behavioral and social processes (including social determinants of health) with the biological mechanisms and hallmarks of aging and advance the discovery and validation of biomarkers of aging. The goals of the first workshop were to set the stage for future discussions, to develop shared understanding and terminology, and to review existing research on the biological and social hallmarks of aging as potential guides and impetus for collaborations.

The workshop report (PDF, 630K) is now available.

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