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Brian K. Kennedy to present “The Age of Aging” March 20

By Clarke News  |  February 16, 2018
Brian Kennedy
Brian K. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Brian K. Kennedy, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker for the Mary Murphy, BVM, Endowed Lecture in Biology on March 20 in Jansen Music Hall on the campus of Clarke University. Kennedy’s lecture, “The Age of Aging: Can We Intervene?” attends to translating research discoveries into new ways of delaying, detecting, preventing, and treating human aging and associated diseases. This free event begins at 7:30 p.m. on March 20 and is open to the public.

Dr. Kennedy is the Director of the Centre for Healthy Aging at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University Singapore, as well as a Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology at the institution. He is internationally recognized for his research in the basic biology of aging.

“Singapore has a unique opportunity to become a leader in research on human aging, particularly its clinical application,” stated Dr. Kennedy. “It is already possible to extend lifespan and health span in animal models and the time has come for human testing. With its aging population and, importantly, its progressive approach to develop the best and most efficient healthcare system, Singapore is poised to take the lead in human aging studies. My goal is to work with the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to help Singaporeans extend their health span – to live healthily for as long as possible.”

The Mary Murphy, BVM, Endowed Lecture in Biology was established in memory of Mary Murphy, BVM, and invites noted scientists to present an annual lecture in biology at Clarke University. The purpose is to increase the exposure of Clarke University science majors to cutting-edge research, and provide science and health professional majors with insights into the practical application of scientific research in post-graduate careers. In addition, the event is open to the greater community as an opportunity to learn more about current advances in basic science and medical research.