The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) hosted its 35th Anniversary Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in New York City. The Awards Dinner was themed “Let’s Make this the Age of Aging Better,” and celebrated leaders in finance, philanthropy, and science for their commitment to the socioeconomic impact of aging research.
AFAR presented four Awards of Distinction. Johannes J. Baensch, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Nestlé Skin Health S.A., was presented the Honorary Leadership Award. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, received the Chairman’s Award. Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, was presented with the Icon of Aging Award. Peter G. Peterson, Founder and Chairman, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, was presented the George E. and Marie J. Doty Award.
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