Columbia Aging Center Director Receives Braunschweig Research Prize

November 21, 2014  Columbia Aging Center Director Ursula M. Staudinger received the Braunschweig Research Prize for her investigation of the plasticity of the aging process and its consequences for demographic change.

The Braunschweig Research Prize honors internationally outstanding research performed in the fields of technology, the life sciences and cultural sciences. The transfer and use of science for business and society are a prerequisite for the nomination.

Braunschweig’s Mayor Ulrich Markurth said: "It is important to Dr. Staudinger that employers recognize and promote the skills which older people have. This is a key issue for the future: will we succeed in integrating and recognizing the skills and experience of older employees and harness these? It is therefore important to me that we honor the work of Dr. Staudinger with the Braunschweig Research Prize."