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Is Age More Than Just a Number? Douglas E. Vaughan, MD

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Hughes Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Abigail Berthiaume   (312) 503-1754

Group: Feinberg School of Medicine Events

Sponsor: The Chicago Council on Science and Technology

Category: Academic


What is the difference between chronological age and biological age? How is biological age measured? Humans have accepted cognitive decline, heart disease, and some cancers as a necessary part of the aging process for generations, but is this really the case?

Longevity research has been transformed in recent years, identifying genetic variants that protect against aging, developing different ways to measure age, and shifting the focus to prolonging “healthspan,” not just prolonging lifespan. With 95 million Americans expected to be 65 or older by 2060 (nearly a quarter of the population), the science of longevity has become more critical to our individual and collective future.

Join us and hear from the Executive Director of Northwestern’s recently announced Potocsnak Longevity Institute, Douglas E. Vaughan, MD.

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