Ursula Staudinger receives 2017 SENECA Award

On September 25, 2017, Columbia Aging Center Director Ursula Staudinger received the 2017 SENECA medal from the The Industry Club Düsseldorf. Following the Roman philosopher of the same name, the acronym SENECA stands for “SENescendi Exquirite CAusas” – “Explore the reasons of aging”.

This award for aging research is endowed with 20,000 euros and honors internationally renowned scientists whose work has led to great understanding of the mechanisms of the aging process. Previous winners include Karl Lenhard Rudolph (2015), Agnes Flöel (2013), George M. Martin (2011) and James W. Vaupel (2009).