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Webinar: COVID-19: Opportunities and Obstacles in Aging Research and Caregiving

August 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join the Friends of the National Institute on Aging (FoNIA) and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) for a webinar which will explore the nexus between the COVID-19 virus and older adults.  Specifically, our three panelists will discuss:

  • What does data around COVID-19 tells us about existing racial, economic and geographical health disparities
  • How aging research can be more inclusive in light of COVID-19 exposed disparities
  • Opportunities to study care needs of older adults and their caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How aging impacts the effectiveness of potential COVID-19 treatments and vaccines


Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD

Professor, Health Behavior and Society

Johns Hopkins University



Vicki A. Freedman, PhD

Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Director, Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging

University of Michigan


Matt R. Kaeberlein, PhD

Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Director, Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute

Director, UW Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging

University of Washington


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August 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT