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September 2016

Epigenetic Clock Predicts Life Expectancy

BOSTON — Why do some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle yet still die young? A new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA.

Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research's Lewis A. Lipsitz to speak at 30th Annual Katz Lecture

Boston - Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, MA, Director Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Seniorlife; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will be the featured speaker at Brown University School of Public Health's 30th Annual Katz Lecture. Dr. Lipsitz's lecture, entitled, "Improving Long-Term Care Quality in America: Two Experiments to Bring Geriatric Expertise to the Nursing Home," is free and open to the public.

Hebrew SeniorLife's Amanda Lorbergs receives ASBMR's Young Investigator Award.

Congratulations to Amanda Lorbergs, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research for receiving the 2016 American Society for Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award for the abstract presentation “Light intensity physical activity measured by accelerometer is associated with favorable bone microarchitecture and strength: The Framingham Study.”

The Effects of Cigarette Use on DNA

BOSTON— Researchers from the Harvard Medical School - affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research along with several other institutions have found evidence that smoking leaves a long-term signature on DNA. Findings from the study will be published in the October issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal.

Hebrew SeniorLife’s Susan Mitchell wins David H. Solomon Award

BOSTON—Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH of Needham Massachusetts was recently presented with the 2016 UCLA David H. Solomon award. The award was named in honor of the former chair of medicine at University of California, Los Angeles and is awarded annually to an influential leader in the field of geriatrics.