Archive: News

  • Master’s in Aging and Health Announced

    The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is set to introduce an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Aging and Health degree program next fall to confront issues facing an increasingly senior and aging population in the United States. The new program is set to be housed in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences but to draw from both undergraduate and graduate teaching faculty.

    Category: Academics

  • New Research Shows Family History Increases Breast Cancer Risk Even in Older Women

    Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women — those ages 65 and older, according to research team, led by Dejana Braithwaite, published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could impact mammography screening decisions later in life.

    Category: Community

  • Washington, DC Picked as a Top City in Age-Friendly Policies

    Washington, DC Picked as a Top City in Age-Friendly Policies – Age Friendly DC released a report on November 16th, 2017 addressing eight domains recommended as part of the WHO Age-Friendly City programs and two focus areas – emergency preparedness and elder abuse – that the District chose to add. read the full report for more information.

    Category: Community

  • World Health Organization’s Releases Report on Aging and Health

    The World Health Organization has released a report on Aging and Health. This report is a call to arms regarding the need for a comprehensive public health action on population ageing. The WHO believes this will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself.

    Category: Community