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“Kids these days”: Why youth-directed ageism is an issue for everyone

“Kids these days”: Why youth-directed ageism is an issue for everyone
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 […]

The hidden hero: Meet a Guatemalan physician fighting for his patients

The hidden hero: Meet a Guatemalan physician fighting for his patients
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 […]

Ageism – the unnoticed -ism

Ageism – the unnoticed -ism
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 […]

Return to normal

Return to normal
Mateo Blair, a Summer Research Program- Aging and Neurological Diseases Track participant, discusses her experiences in Dr. Susan Stark’s lab.