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Einstein designated an NIH Center of Excellence for aging research
Date:8/16/2010

13 regional members (including a special alliance with Brown University), and 4 national members (most with active collaborations with Einstein faculty) who work on research projects launched under the Institute. This work will continue under the new Einstein Center.

Einstein's Center will contain three research resource cores. The cores established under the Institute, are unique to the College of Medicine, and are novel in their use of technology. The Cellular and Tissue Aging Core will provide current and innovative aging-specific measurements of cellular function; the Genomics and Epigenomics of Aging Core will offer global genome and epigenome screening resources, including analysis pipelines uniquely tailored to aging research; and the Healthy Aging Physiology Core will perform sophisticated integrative metabolic studies to determine 'healthy aging' physiology, including metabolism, body composition and energy balance, cardiac and cognitive/functional behavior, and exercise.

Among those leading Einstein's Center will be Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology, and of medicine. A recognized expert on cellular and organ aging, Dr. Cuervo will direct the Cellular and Tissue Aging Core.

"These are very exciting times for aging research," said Dr. Cuervo. "Over the last 10 years, we have seen researchers embrace the important molecular advances and methods developed in other areas to make great strides in our understanding of aging. It is only through this transformation that the design of interventions aimed at increasing health span is now possible."

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Contact: Kim Newman
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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