Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

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| Editors: Danan Gu, Matthew E. Dupre

Alliance for Aging Research

  • Susan Peschin
  • Lindsay Clarke
  • Kelsey MartinEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_1108-1

The Alliance’s History, Mission, and Goals

The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance was founded in 1986 in Washington, DC, by Daniel Perry, who remained the President and CEO until 2014.

The Alliance was started with a small group of people who set out to “square the curve” of human aging. They saw the potential to strengthen human bodies and minds as we age, by advocating for path-breaking discoveries from science, and their speedy application to improve aging and healthy. The mission of this new organization was to change the face of aging as we know it through a commitment to speed the pace of science and its translation, to improve aging and health for this generation and all those to come.

The new organization was encouraged and inspired by the work and vision of three leaders in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alliance for Aging ResearchWashingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Danan Gu
    • 1
  1. 1.Population Division, Department of Economic and Social AffairsUnited NationsNew YorkUSA