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David J. Waters

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Email: dwaters@gpmcf.org
Phone: 765-775-1007
Homepage: Homepage
Director, Center for Exceptional Longevity Studies, Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation

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PhD University of Minnesota 1992
DVM Cornell University 1984

Research Interests

  • Aging - Cancer Connection
  • Comparative Aspects of Biogerontology
  • Sex Differences in Biology & Medicine
  • U-Shaped Dose Responses & Health Promotion
  • Pet Dogs as a Model for Human Healthspan
  • Personalized Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Resistance in Centenarians

Teaching Interests

  • Biology of Aging
  • Lifestyle & Age-Related Disease in the News
  • Tocandtocs: Skills & Attitudes of Personal Performance
  • Endocrinology of Aging
  • Cancer and Aging
  • Gerontology Training for DVMs

Awards and Honors

1997 - Consultant, National Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer Progress Review Group to Formulate the Prostate Cancer Research Agenda of the U.S.
1999 - Brookdale National Fellowship for Leadership in Gerontology and Geriatrics
2005 - Great Teacher Award for Exceptional Interdisciplinary Teaching, Purdue University - Center on Aging and the Life Course
2007 - Invited Scientist, Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program IMPACT (Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today) - Top researchers of the decade
2007 - Invited Scientist, National Academies of Sciences - Keck Future Initiatives: "The Future of Human Healthspan"
2009 - Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging, Glenn Foundation for Medical Research
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