Introducing Salk’s Optimizing Aging initiative

On November 14, the Salk Institute introduced its Optimizing Aging Initiative.

Aging is the biggest risk factor for most diseases, including Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes and others. The new initiative uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand the fundamentals of aging and how interactions between the major systems of the body contribute to age-related diseases.

The event featured a guest presentation from Mark Collins, president of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, an overview of the Initiative by Salk President Rusty Gage, and a panel discussion with Salk scientists Professor and Chief Science Officer/Vice President Martin Hetzer; Professors Jan Karlseder, Vicki Lundblad and Gerald Shadel; and Associate Professor Nicola Allen.

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