Creating Healthy Longevity: A Basis for a Third Demographic Dividend for Society

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Air date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 3:00PM
Runtime: 00 :58 :22

NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series: Margaret Pittman Lecture

In addition to her position as Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, Dr. Fried is Senior Vice President of the Columbia University Medical Center, the DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice, and a professor of epidemiology and medicine. Trained in cardiovascular and chronic disease epidemiology and geriatrics, she has dedicated her career to the science of healthy aging and creating a health span that matches our increased life expectancy.

This lecture addresses the opportunities of our extended life span for individuals and society if health span is extended to approximate life span. It considers the range of health outcomes that would need to be prevented or delayed, and considers the possibilities to accomplish this. Dr. Fried will offer a perspective that increased health span combined with enabling the potential social capital of older adults could set the stage for a previously unimagined “Third Demographic Dividend” for societies.

The Margaret Pittman Lecture is delivered by a researcher dedicated to advancing and improving the careers of women scientists. Since 1994 when this annual lecture began, every speaker has exemplified the intelligence, scientific excellence, and drive that made Margaret Pittman a leader as the first female laboratory chief at NIH.

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Author: Linda Fried, M.D., Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health; DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice; Professor of Epidemiology; and Medicine Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

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