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Live Better Longer Increasing Health Span – the Healthy Years of Life

The Club at McInnis Park Golf Center
350 Smith Ranch Rd.
San Rafael, California
May 2, 2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Marin Coalition Presents: Wednesday May 2, 2018

“Live Better Longer Increasing Health Span – the Healthy Years of Life”

Speaker: Eric Verdin, MD–President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Researchers at the Buck Institute aim to end the threat of age-related disease for this and future generations. What progress are they making? And what are the takeaways for those of us who want to substantially improve the outlook for better health as we age? At our May 7 luncheon, Dr. Verdin will give us an update on research at the Buck – an organization recognized globally as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging, the number one risk factor for serious diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes.

Specific topics Dr. Verdin will address include:

The question and answer period of the presentation will give attendees an opportunity to ask Dr. Verdin about his work and his expectations for the future of human longevity.

Dr. Eric Verdin is the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. He provides strategic vision and leadership to researchers in 17 laboratories, all of which are focused on understanding aging as a malleable process that underlies almost every chronic disease affecting the developed world.

A native of Belgium, Dr. Verdin received his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Liege and also trained at Harvard Medical School. He held faculty positions at the University of Brussels, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Picower Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Verdin is also a Professor of Medicine at UCSF.

Dr. Verdin’s laboratory focuses on the role of epigenetic regulators in the aging process. His laboratory was first to clone a family of enzymes (called HDACs) which regulate histone acetylation. Dr. Verdin studies how metabolism, diet and small molecules regulate the activity of HDACs and Sirtuins and thereby the aging process and its associated diseases. He has published over 210 scientific papers and holds more than 15 patents. A highly cited scientist (top 1%), he has been recognized with a Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging and a senior scholarship from the Ellison Medical Foundation. Dr. Verdin is an elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians, and serves on the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH

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