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Welcome to the Animal Models for the Social Dimensions of Health and Aging Research Network

 

The Research Network supports research that integrates animal models into studies of social aging. We facilitate the exchange of ideas, concepts, and data between researchers working on animal models and on humans, provide mentorship and training for new investigators, and support new projects focused on using animal models to improve human health and well-being during aging.

Announcements

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2021 Bruce McEwen Fellowship

Applications are now closed for the 2021 Bruce McEwen Fellowship. Stay tuned to learn more about the recipients.

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COVID Correspondence Published

This new correspondence, co-authored by one of our network leaders Alessandro Bartolomucci, discusses the promises and limitations of animal models of COVID-19 with a recommendation for the consideration of psychosocial factors in future work.

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Congratulations Pilot Project Winners!

Congratulations to the 2020 Pilot Project Award Winners Kristen Berendzen, Amanda Dettmer, and Michael Sheehan. We're excited to see their developing projects, visit the awardees page to learn more about them.

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Social Determinants of Health Review Published in Science

This new review, partially supported by the Animal Models Network, shows that there are similar patterns linking the social environment to health and lifespan across a diverse set of social mammals.

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The Research Network is supported by funding from the National Institute on Aging and the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research at the National Institutes of Health, under award number R24AG065172