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THE NEWSLETTER OF THE UF INSTITUTE ON AGING  |  FALL 2015  | WWW.AGING.UFL.EDU

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE UF INSTITUTE ON AGING  |  FALL 2015  | WWW.AGING.UFL.EDU

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YEAR’S END Though the autumn marks the beginning of the year’s end, there is something about the fall that reminds me of something new: A new academic year, new research and new ideas. This fall, we welcomed aboard two new faculty members: geriatrician Mallory Otto, M.D., who comes to the UF Department of Aging and Geriatric Research from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and researcher Rui Xiao, Ph.D., who comes to the department from the University of Michigan. F OR E MPLOYMENT OPPOR TU NITIES, PLEAS E EMAIL C AMELIA PAS CU AT CPAS CU@ UF L.ED U.

GIVING TO THE UF INSTITUTE ON AGING:

GERIATRIC RESEARCH EDUCATION

EARCH STUDIES

AND CLINICAL CENTER

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A CURRENT OR FUTURE UF INSTITUTE ON AGING STUDY? ENROLL TODAY IN OUR INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD-APPROVED RECRUITMENT REGISTRY. TO

Why Every Dollar Counts Unlocking life’s mysteries — particularly the secrets of how long and how well we live — is the distinct focus of the University of Florida Institute on Aging. Our scientists and physicians are dedicated to achieving a better understanding of the biological mechanisms of aging and of how we can maintain or enhance our physical independence and cognitive abilities. Private philanthropy is essential to our work; your gift, regardless of size, can make the critical difference in funding new scientific endeavors. Imagine discoveries that fuel positive cellular changes or lead to new therapies to help rehabilitate aging bones and joints ... private philanthropy makes all this and much more possible.

ENROLL OR LEARN MORE, EMAIL RECRUIT@AGING.UFL.EDU OR CALL CARDIE DIELSCHNEIDER AT 352-273-5919 OR

866-386-7730 (TOLL-FREE).

To learn more about how you can invest in a healthier and more independent tomorrow for us all, please contact Mary Ann Kiely at 352-273-9620 or mkiely@ufl.edu.

As the department welcomes new researchers, the IOA continues its investigation of aging. The formation of a new chair position, supported by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, will help turn basic science research of aging into usable therapies for older adults. With the launch of the study Enabling Reduction of Low-Grade Inflammation in Seniors, or ENRGISE, we will examine the effects of fish oil and the blood pressure medication losartan on inflammation and mobility. The publication of another recent study examined the IOA’s boots-on-the-ground efforts to educate health care professionals about caring for older adults. As always, we continue to nudge the boundaries of our abilities, searching for new insights to help people live longer, better and more productive lives. Sincerely,

Marco Pahor, M.D. Director, UF Institute on Aging

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