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Exploring the Frontiers of Ageing Research

Dr Jamie Justice, Executive Vice President, Health Domain, XPRIZE Foundation

This special Ageing Research at King's (ARK) seminar will highlight the objectives and ambitions of the XPRIZE Healthspan competition – a 7-year, $101 million global challenge aimed at revolutionising our approach to human aging. The competition seeks to develop and test therapeutics that restore muscle, cognition, and immune function by a minimum of 10 years, with a goal of 20 years.

Following the presentation, Dr Justice will participate in a panel discussion with Dr Richard Siow, ARK Director and Dr Michael Sagner, ARK Advisory Board Member and Director of the European Society of Preventive Medicine incorporating a Q&A session to offer attendees the opportunity to engage directly with Professor Justice on the competition and the future of health and longevity. There will also be time for networking over coffee and tea.

Jamie Justice is Executive Vice President of the Health Domain at the XPRIZE Foundation, and Adjunct Professor in Internal Medicine Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, and Sticht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM). She is dedicated to Geroscience research that advances the hypothesis that by targeting the basic biology of aging the incidence of multiple age-related diseases can be delayed or prevented. Her training background at University of Colorado Boulder and WFUSM allowed her to lead translational research and clinical trials networks to test the Geroscience hypothesis in humans. At WFUSM, Jamie was director of the Biogerontology Lab, and co-leader of the Integrative Biology Core (IBC) of the WF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) and was a Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Aging-supported Geroscience Education and Training Network, an engaged member of the Translational Geroscience Network, Gerontological Society of America’s ESPO scientific section officer and executive committee member from 2018-2021. She is the recipient of the Jarrahi Research Scholars Fund in Geroscience Innovation, the 2022 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research, and the 2022 NIA Nathan W Shock Awardee. In her new role as EVP of Health Domain she will lead international networks to drive innovative solutions to improve human health and aging that is affordable and accessible to all.

The event will be hosted by Richard Siow, Director of ARK and sponsored by UDA UndoAge