‘Eternity Soup’ author to read excerpts April 12 in honor of Barshop Institute

WHAT: Research update by a leading bio-gerontologist and book reading by a famous science writer for the lay public, in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies building

WHEN: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 12

WHERE: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the Parman Auditorium Foyer on the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive (78229)

WHO: Arlan G. Richardson, Ph.D., director of the Barshop Institute, will welcome nationally known writer Greg Critser (pronounced Cr-eye-t-sir), who in January 2010 published “Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging.” This is a behind-the-scenes look at researchers who, through a host of studies in cells and animal models, seek to find interventions that can help humans stay healthier to the end of life, avoid age-related diseases, and, if possible, live longer. The Barshop Institute is highlighted and its scientists are mentioned throughout.

NOTES: This event is open to the public. A reception follows with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Please RSVP to Corinne Price, 210-562-6108, or pricemc@uthscsa.edu.

Critser has written articles for the New York Times, and “Eternity Soup” has been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Members of the media are welcome to interview Critser the day of the event. Please call Will Sansom, Office of External Affairs, 210-567-2579, to set up a time.



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