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Dean Linda Fried Receives 2012 MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award

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Honor Recognizes Innovative Research on Healthy Aging

The Alliance for Aging Research and MetLife Foundation announced that Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, is the winner of the second annual MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award. Dr. Fried was selected for her innovative work and pragmatic solutions to address the rising cost of health care associated with the aging of our nation, preventive strategies aimed at keeping aging populations healthier longer, and thought leadership on the positive contributions that greater longevity brings to society.

She will be presented with the award at the Washington-based Alliance’s Annual Bipartisan Congressional Gala on September 11th attended by members of Congress and key Executive Branch figures.

Dr. Fried was chosen from a pool of highly-accomplished nominees whose scholarship offers critical insights at the important juncture of aging, health care, and economics. As part of the prize, Dr. Fried will write an analysis of her research to be published in a p