AIM Science Advisory Chair Receives ICFSR Lifetime Achievement Award
February 21, 2019 – Aging in Motion’s Science Advisory Board Chair, Jack Guralnik, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, received a Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony at the International Conference for Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR) in Miami Beach, Florida.
The ICFSR Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes researchers that have greatly contributed to our understanding of sarcopenia and frailty. Dr. Guralnik is being honored for his seminal work on the epidemiology of age-related changes in physical functioning and disability and for his continued work to promote sarcopenia as a clinically significant syndrome of aging. The AIM coalition has greatly benefited from Dr. Guralnik’s leadership and counsel.
Dr. Guralnik is a professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Prior to this position, he spent 25 years at the National Institute on Aging conducting epidemiologic research and was the chief of the intramural Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry. His primary areas of interest in the epidemiology of aging include the study of physical functioning and disability, the benefits of physical activity, the prevalence and impact of multiple co-existing chronic conditions, factors associated with healthy aging, methods of assessment of health and functional status, and trends in demographic and health status characteristics of the older population.. He has published over 800 journal articles and book chapters on aging research.