Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, was re-elected as chair of the board and CEO of the American Aging Association. His term, which was to expire in 2017, now has been extended through 2020. Dr. Nikolich-Zugich is the Bowman Professor in Medical Sciences and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Immunobiology. He also is co-director of the UA Center on Aging.
The American Aging Association is a group of experts dedicated to understanding the basic mechanisms of aging and the development of interventions in age-related disease to increase a healthy lifespan for all. Dr. Nikolich-Zugich was re-elected during the American Aging Association’s recent 46th Annual Meeting in Brooklyn.
In addition, Dr. Nikolich-Zugich presided as chair of the Biological Sciences Section during the 21st IAGG (International Association of Gerontologists and Geriatricians) 2017 World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the largest, most significant worldwide conference on aging, which took place July 23–27 in San Francisco. The IAGG 2017 World Congress offers programming focused on promoting interactions among biologists and other scientists of diverse disciplines focused on aging, age-related disease and disability and the social and public policy impacts of an aging society.