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Written by Morgan Van Vleck, MSW candidate (’22) and Masters Research Fellow in Aging at the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging As we become an increasingly aged society, it is important to understand how stereotypes and bias against both younger and older age groups functions and leads to fractures in intergenerational relationships. Ageism against […]
Written by Sienna Ruiz, public health research coordinator at the Washington University School of Medicine & Ashley Housten OTD, MSCI, assistant professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences & faculty scholar at the Institute for Public Health “Mike”* is a white man in his 20’s who participated in our study on the public’s opinion […]
Written by Hiram Gay, MD, professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis I have known Dr. Edgar Ruiz since 2015. He is the current Radiation Oncology Department Chair at LIGA Nacional contra el Cáncer/ Instituto de Cancerología (LIGA/INCAN) in Guatemala. He is a remarkable physician who along with a team of radiation […]
Written by Michele Dinman, project coordinator for the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health “She looks so good for her age”…“I was having a senior moment”…“50 is the new 30”…“Old people go there”….“You don’t look 70”… “Millennials have an inflated sense of entitlement” …“She is too young to be […]
Paresa Chowdhury, a Summer Research Program participant, discusses the insight she gained on aging and ageism while working in the PATH Lab.
Mateo Blair, a Summer Research Program- Aging and Neurological Diseases Track participant, discusses her experiences in Dr. Susan Stark’s lab.