Celebrating Research on Aging
November 9, 2022 // 12:00pm-6:00pm
The Aging Institute will hold its 13th Annual Research Day on Aging on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the University Club. This event highlights pioneering basic, translational and clinical research on Aging from across the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.
Please join us as our panel of experts present an overview of their innovative programs and ongoing projects followed by poster presentations illustrating groundbreaking research on aging. Our keynote speaker will be Richard Hodes, MD, Director, National Institute of Aging at the National Institutes of Health. The afternoon will conclude with an award ceremony followed by a wine and cheese reception.
All Abstracts will be accepted. Be sure to submit early!
Richard J. Hodes, MD
Richard J. Hodes, M.D., is the Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Hodes, a leading researcher in the field of immunology, was named to head the NIA in 1993.
The NIA leads the Federal effort supporting and conducting research on the biological, clinical, behavioral and social aspects of aging. Dr. Hodes has devoted his tenure to the development of a strong, diverse and balanced research program. This has led to new and innovative ways to conduct research, share data and translate findings into practice. Basic biologic research is examining genetic and other factors influencing aging, how they affect longevity and the development of age related diseases. Research in geriatrics is uncovering new ways to combat frailty and improve function with age. Behavioral and social research is deepening understanding of the individual behaviors and societal decisions that affect well-being.
Dr. Hodes also directs the Federal effort to find effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, as the NIA is the lead NIH institute for this mission. Cutting edge research conducted and supported by the NIA, often in collaboration across institutes at the NIH, has helped to revolutionize the way we think about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Studies in genetics, basic mechanisms, imaging and biomarkers have spurred the development of potential therapies aimed at a variety of targets and the testing of interventions at the earliest signs of disease.
Dr. Hodes’ research laboratory in the National Cancer Institute focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the immune response. Additional background is available at the lab’s website.
A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Hodes received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a member of The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Research Highlight Speakers
Moderator: Stacey Rizzo, PhD
Babak Razani, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Immunometabolism, University of Pittsburgh/UPMC
Chief of Cardiology, Pittsburgh VA Medical Center
“From arsonist to firefighter: Reprogramming macrophages in atherosclerosis and obesity”
Matthew Steinhauser, MD
Division of Cardiology
“Fat, Fasting and the Search for Metabolic Health and Longevity”
J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD
Love Family Professor &* Vice-Chair of Neurology
Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
“Environmental Triggers of Parkinson’s Disease”
Karl Herrup, PhD
Department of Neurobiology
“Alzheimer’s Disease 2022: Data and Diatribes“
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Vice Chair for Research, Epidemiology
Associate Director for Clinical Translation, Aging Institute
“Brain and Mobility Resilience to Aging: A Story of Music and High Heels”
David Nace, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Senior Communities
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director of Long Term Care and Flu Programs
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
“Shaping the Future of Long Term Care through Pandemic-Driven Innovation”
October 21, 2022
Abstract Submission Form Closes
November 9, 2022
Ballroom A – University Club
Posters Presentations will be in the Ballroom from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm