Professor Angelina Sutin of FSU’s College of Medicine is quoted in a Time article on steps older adults can take to maintain their cognitive abilities. Sutin, a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, tells Time of the dangers of social isolation and how hearing loss, common among older adults, can magnify the problem.
Eren Erman Ozguven, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, is quoted by the Palm Beach Post in an article looking at whether new residents of Florida understand what they need to do to prepare for hurricane season:
Conventional wisdom has it that older adults can’t figure out digital technology. Bo Xie, an expert on technology and older adults at the University of Texas at Austin, is having none of that.
Smartphones and other digital technology hold lots of promise for researchers pursuing ways to assist older adults. But are older Americans using the latest versions or are they keeping their phones well past their expiration dates? There is no reliable information to guide researchers. Nicholas Gray, the Institute for Successful Longevity’s post-doc researcher, hopes to fill this data gap with his study, now underway.
Neil Charness, Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity, is quoted in an article in MarketWatch about the need to be skeptical of many “longevity” products and how to separate valid data from outlandish claims.
Charness advised MarketWatch readers to look for well-designed studies that include participants randomly assigned to both the experiment group and a control group.
Bo Xie of the University of Texas at Austin talks to the Institute for Successful Longevity about technology and stereot
The Institute for Successful Longevity has awarded its 2021 ISL Planning Grants to Bradley Gordon and Michael Delp, for their project to establish the contribution of specific genes to the loss of skeletal muscle in response to disuse, and to Jennifer Steiner and Ravinder Nagpal, for their study of the effects of alcohol use and associated gut microbiome decline on aging-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength.
Congratulations to Institute for Successful Longevity Faculty Affiliate Robb Tomko of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine, who was honored with the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Congratulations to Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, who received a Graduate Faculty Mentor Award from the Graduate School