Symposium will feature lectures on who lives longer and why
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –The Center on Aging and the Life Course will host a Sept. 23 symposium at Purdue University with a discussion on the longevity from cells to societies.
"Comparative Longevity: from Cells to Societies" is from 1:15-5 p.m. in the Dean’s Auditorium, Pfendler Hall. The event is free for Purdue faculty, staff and students, as well as individuals 65 years and older. The fee for others is $40. Registration information is available at http://www.conf.purdue.edu
"Healthy aging involves many factors, and this symposium features eminent scholars in the demography of aging across different species and cultures, and in the biology of aging across species," said Kenneth Ferraro, professor of sociology and center director.
The speakers are:
*Steven N. Austad, professor in the department of cellular and structural biology and the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, will discuss "Methusaleh’s Zoo: The Biology of Exceptional Longevity."
*Eileen Crimmins, AARP professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California and director of the USC/UCLA center on biodemography and population health, will present "Trends in U.S. Longevity: A Global Perspective."
A discussion led by Daniel K. Mroczek, professor of human development and family studies and CALC faculty associate, and David J. Waters, professor of veterinary clinical sciences, will follow the presentations. The symposium will close with a poster session and reception.
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