American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research.
AFAR focuses its activities on these major initiatives:
Identifying and funding a broad range of cutting-edge research most likely to increase knowledge about healthy aging.
Attracting more physicians to specialize in geriatric medicine to meet the demands of an aging population with expert health care.
Creating opportunities for scientists and clinicians to share knowledge and exchange ideas to drive innovation in aging research.
Providing information to the public on new medical findings that can help people live longer lives, less susceptible to disease and disability.See more