Is Age More Than Just a Number?

June 14, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hughes Auditorium + Streaming live on Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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Networking and refreshments in person only from 4 – 5 pm. The live-stream portion of the program will run from 5 – 6 pm.

What is the difference between chronological age and biological age? How is biological age measured? Humans have accepted cognitive decline, heart disease, and some cancers as a necessary part of the aging process for generations, but is this really the case? 

Longevity research has been transformed in recent years, identifying genetic variants that protect against aging, developing different ways to measure age, and shifting the focus to prolonging “healthspan,” not just prolonging lifespan. With 95 million Americans expected to be 65 or older by 2060 (nearly a quarter of the population), the science of longevity has become more critical to our individual and collective future. 

Join us and hear from the Executive Director of Northwestern’s recently announced Potocsnak Longevity Institute, Douglas E. Vaughan, MD. 

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Event Details

Tuesday, June 14th from  4 – 6 pm CT, C2ST Facebook Live & C2ST TV YouTube Live and in person at Hughes Auditorium

In-person address:  303 East Superior

This program will be hosted in person at the Lurie Research Center on Northwestern’s Chicago campus. C2ST will work with our partners to ensure that COVID protocols put in place by the CDC, and the city at large, are followed and well-communicated. COVID protocols, and any other emergent information will be emailed to all registrants the week of the program.

Because this program is in-person, tickets will be limited, so please register early! If you are unable, or decide not to attend, we ask that you let us know so that we can provide the tickets to anyone else who is interested. Thank you for your understanding.

Parking passes will be provided to all in-person attendees. The parking pass is valid after 2pm only at these locations: 

  • Huron-St. Clair Self Park (Lot-C at 222 E. Huron St.)
  • Erie-Ontario Self Park (Lot-D at 321 E. Erie St.)





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