Glenn Foundation announces $5 million gift for gerontology research
July 30, 2012
The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research recently announced it will provide a $5 million gift through two American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) grant programs. Through the Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Awards, pilot programs that might otherwise be considered risky investments can receive funding to perform their groundbreaking research that might yield significant discoveries.
The foundation was founded in 1965 by Paul F. Glenn to learn more about the biological processes that contribute to aging and find ways to lengthen the years in which aging adults can lead healthy and productive lives. Biogerontology is the study of the aging process that is being used to identify effective treatments for diseases that target the elderly.
"Many of the recent strides in aging research would not have been possible without Mr. Glenn's unwavering support and keen vision," said Stephanie Lederman, executive director of AFAR. "The Glenn Foundation has also recognized the importance of supporting a new generation of researchers, helping them get their start as future leaders in the science of healthier aging."
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