On Nov. 7, 2019, Dr. Weiwei Dang, assistant professor of the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Huffington Center on Aging, was elected to serve on the American Aging Associate AGE board of directors for the term 2020-2024. The American Aging Association promotes:
- Biomedical aging studies directed towards increasing the functional lifespan of humans with one goal being to slow the aging process;
- Keeps the public informed of the progress of aging research and of practical means of achieving a long and healthy life;
- Increases the knowledge of gerontology among physicians and others in the health field; and
- Fosters the scientific and professional career development of AGE trainees and scientific members.
As a board member, Dr. Wang will focus on AGE’s mission, not only to promote research in geroscience but also to foster the scientific and professional career development for the community members. I hope to achieve this mission by engaging young scientists, including junior faculty, graduate students and postdoc trainees, and promoting their work and ideas in AGE meetings and other social activities.