Linda Fried, Dean and DeLamar Professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a leading expert on healthy aging, has been honoured with the prestigious 2016 Inserm International Prize, a scientific award, made each year by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Professor Fried is a public health leader in the fields of epidemiology and aging and has done seminal work in defining frailty as a clinical syndrome and illuminating both its causes and the potential for prevention as keys to optimizing health for older adults. Professor Fried’s scientific discoveries have transformed science, medical care, and public health around the world, inspiring greater interest in helping older populations thrive.
Professor Fried who serves on the CAPRISA Board of Control said that her “interest in the science of healthy aging has been guided by a belief that science and society, working in concert, can optimise our innate capacity for good health”.
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