|NIA expands Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence into exciting new fields of aging biology|
|Candace Kerr, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Aging Biology (DAB)|
We get so focused on the future of aging research that we sometimes forget its long history. Many of our field’s roots can be traced back to Dr. Nathan Shock, a pioneering NIH researcher who was known as the “father of gerontology.” Today, through NIA’s Nathan Shock Centers (NSCs) of Excellence, researchers carry on his legacy of scientific leadership across the nation.
We are pleased to announce two new Shock Centers and the renewal of all six currently funded NSCs to advance emerging technologies and priorities in aging biology. Much like their namesake, the NSCs provide mentorship and inspiration for a new generation of scientists looking to tackle the mysteries of extending the happy and healthy later years of life. Read the full blog post.