Dr. Nicola M. McKeown on the Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste (ADAPT) Study

For our latest Healthspan Expert Q & A, we talk with Nicola M. McKeown, Ph.D., Scientist I, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), and Director of the Nutritional Epidemiology Program & Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, in Boston, Mass., about the Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste (ADAPT) Research Initiative.  

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Dr. Judith Campisi on Changes in Aging Research

In this installment of our Healthspan Campaign Expert Q & A series, we meet Judith Campisi, Ph.D., from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Please note Dr. Campisi’s opinions are her own.


In all of her years of research, Judith Campisi, Ph.D., has learned the importance of flexibility. The worst thing you can do as a researcher is to think you have things all figured out.

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Today Is International Longevity Day

Every year the United Nations recognizes today, October 1, as its International Day of Older Persons to raise awareness about issues affecting older adults as well as to appreciate the contributions older adults make to global society.

For the Healthspan Campaign, today represents a perfect opportunity to raise awareness about the rising implications of global aging, something we talk about a lot, and the promise of research to slow down the aging process. So it’s with great pleasure that we give you news about the “International Longevity Day” initiative being conducted by our campaign partners, the International Society on Aging and Disease (ISOAD), to emphasize the importance of aging and longevity research for the development of effective health care for older adults. ISOAD’s efforts have resulted in events being held in more than 40 countries around the globe today. We salute ISOAD’s devotion to bringing recognition to aging research. To keep track of today’s events visit the International Longevity Day Facebook page. 

We also would like to share a short video about why aging research can be a global gamechanger. Watch it below.


The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Aging Research

Welcome to the latest installment in our Healthspan Expert Q & A series. In this session, we talk with Simin Nikbin Meydani, D.V.M., Ph.D., senior scientist, professor of nutrition and immunology, and director, The USDA Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Please note Dr. Meydani’s opinions are her own.

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