Oct. 20 lectures focus on people, pets and aging

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Matt Kaeberlein

Two experts in aging and cancer research are speaking as part of Colorado State University’s Mary Scott Lecture Series to discuss how our pets can help us learn strategies for healthy aging in humans.

The lectures, sponsored by CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences and Department of Health and Exercise Science, will take place on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at Block One, 428 Linden St., Fort Collins. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided starting at 7:45 a.m.

The speakers

Matt Kaeberlein is a professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington and director of the Dog Aging Project. Kaeberlein will present “Translational geroscience: Toward interventions that promote healthy longevity in people and their pets.”

Doug Thamm

Dr. Douglas Thamm is a professor of oncology and director of clinical research for the Flint Animal Cancer Center at CSU. Thamm will present “Dogs get old too: The value of studying age-related canine illness to inform human health.”

The speakers will provide information on how understanding aging in our pets can help inform treatments for human aging.

Parking and contact information

Attendees are encouraged to park in the Old Town Parking Structure at 100 Remington Street. Please allow for 8-10 minutes of walking time to the venue. For more information, please contact Ben Miller, associate professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, at Benjamin.f.miller@colostate.edu or Karyn Hamilton, professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, at karyn.hamilton@colostate.edu.

About Mary Scott

The Mary Scott Lecture Series at CSU is made possible by a charitable trust endowed by Mary E. Scott to the College of Health and Human Sciences upon her death in 1984. Throughout her career as a social worker and YMCA administrator, Scott was committed to advancing the lives of individuals and families. She served on CSU’s governing board from 1961 to 1968, and was presented with the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters in 1973.

Following the Mary Scott Lecture Series will be the second meeting of the Front Range Consortium on Aging Research, hosted by CSU’s Department of Health and Exercise Science, focusing on “Accelerating Translation of Aging Treatments.”