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Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging (USA)

The Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships is funded by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) in honor of Dr. Diana Jacobs Kalman, who, has been an active board member and Chair of AFAR, and a driving force in the science of healthy aging. The Scholarship aims to give opportunity for students enrolled at a U.S. institution to study healthy aging, including challenges in improving the quality of life among older people. Applicants must have completed at least two years of an MD, DO, PhD, or combined degree by the start of the award. Research areas of interest include:

  • Aging and immune function
  • Stem cell aging
  • Inflammation
  • Genetic control of longevity
  • Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging
  • Mechanisms of dementia
  • Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
  • Cardiovascular aging
  • Aging and cellular stress response
  • Metabolic and endocrine changes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Regenerative biology
  • RNA control of gene expression in relation to age-related diseases

Each scholarship is 5,000 USD. The scholarship does not cover indirect costs or institutional overheads. Applications close on April 14, 2023.

Discipline: Geriatrics|Neurology

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