Please join the Friends of the National Institute on Aging (FoNIA) and our distinguished panelists on Thursday, August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, EDT for a webinar on COVID: Opportunities and Obstacles in Aging Research and Caregiving which will explore the nexus between the COVID-19 virus and older adults. Register here. Specifically, our three panelists will discuss:
- What does data around COVID tells us about existing racial, economic and geographical health disparities;∙
- How aging research can be more inclusive in light of COVID exposed disparities;
- Opportunities to study care needs of older adults and their caregivers before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- How aging impacts the effectiveness of potential COVID treatments and vaccines.
Panelists: Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD Professor, Health Behavior and Society Johns Hopkins University Vicki A. Freedman, PhD Research Professor, Institute for Social Research Director, Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging University of Michigan Matt R. Kaeberlein, PhD Professor, Department of Pathology University of Washington