|Brown-Borg receives Glenn Foundation award|
Holly Brown-Borg, a faculty member and researcher at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received an unprecedented award from the Glenn Foundation, based in California, to support her research on aging.
An unsolicited award, this is believed to be the first such gift the UND medical school has received, according to Corey Graves, the school's grants and contracts officer. Usually support for research is attracted through grant proposals prepared and submitted by faculty-investigators to federal agencies, associations and other organizations.
Brown-Borg, associate professor of pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, received the Glenn Award for Research in biological mechanisms in aging, totaling $60,000, to support her laboratory technician, a colony of Ames dwarf mice, supplies and other materials. She has one of only five such Ames mice colonies in the United States.
Her research is focused on identifying mechanisms of stress resistance that are associated with health and longevity. For her studies, she has also received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Federation for Aging Research.
Internationally recognized in her field, Brown-Borg co-chaired the Gordon Conference on the Biology of Aging last fall in Switzerland. She has written numerous papers and articles for publication in scientific journals and was selected for the rare honor of being named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in 2006. GSA Fellows represent the highest class of membership and are recognized by their peers for outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology, the branch of science that deals with aging and the special problems of aged persons.
The Glenn Foundation, based in Carpinteria, Calif., supports an array of research but has a strong emphasis on aging, Brown-Borg said. The foundation was founded by Paul Glenn, a noted researcher in the area of aging and "one of the founding fathers of the aging research field."
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