FY 2012 – 2013
In less than one century, life expectancy has increased by an average of 30 years in developed regions of the world. Quite suddenly, there are more people living longer in the world than ever before in human history and they are accounting for an increasingly greater percentage of the world population. Improved longevity is, at once, among the most remarkable achievements in all of human history and one of our greatest challenges.
Learn more about how the Stanford Center on Longevity combines scientific and technological discoveries with swift entrepreneurial action to address the challenges of aging societies.
FY 2011 – 2012
During this fiscal year, with the generous help of Marsh & McLennan Companies, the Center initiated a new Center on Financial Security. With former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, the Center edited a book about aging in place, entitled Independent for Life: Homes and Communities for an Aging America (University of Texas Press). A new video about the Center’s work was developed and the Center hosted three visiting scholars; Professor Dana Goldman from USC, Science Editor Barbara Strauch from the New York Times, and Professor Jack Rowe from Columbia University. Professor Robert Lustig from UCSF Medical School was this year’s distinguished lecturer.