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Butler at the National Institute on Aging

W. Andrew Achenbaum

in Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on Robert Butler's new role as founding director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Butler brought vision, energy, passion, tact, and survival instincts to his new post. ... More


Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

W. Andrew Achenbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Robert Neil Butler (1927–2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging and the elderly. One of the first psychiatrists ... More


Future directions in cognitive aging research: Perspectives from the National Institute on Aging

Daniel B. Berch and Molly V. Wagster

in New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525691
eISBN:
9780191689369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has had a long-standing interest in supporting both mainstream and cutting-edge research in the field of cognitive aging. This chapter outlines the NIA’s ... More


Forging Washington Connections

W. Andrew Achenbaum

in Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details Robert Butler's life and career in Washington, D.C. between 1963 and 1975, from his departure from the National Institute of Mental Health to his start at the National Institute ... More


Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226146096
eISBN:
9780226146126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146126.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The societal impact of aging baby boomers is compounded by longer life expectancies, which have risen continually over many decades. The implications of these demographic trends are extensive and ... More


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