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Are We on the Verge of Slowing Aging?
Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago. He will speak on the topic, Are We on the Verge of Slowing Aging? He coined the term "The Longevity Dividend" in an article in 2006, and this idea that we can now slow aging as a primary method of improving public health has taken off globally. He’ll be discussing the logic behind the Longevity Dividend and describe some of the ways scientists are pursuing the means to modulate our own biology to enhance and improve quality of life. He will tell this story using the Faustian Bargain (a story of how the devil offers something in exchange for something else).