Thursday, May 16, 2013

Invited Lectures in Spain, July 1 and later


We have just got an invitation from the University of Barcelona (Spain) to give lectures about our aging and longevity studies on Monday, July 1.

We would be delighted to use this opportunity to give seminars in other Spanish organizations too, just after our July 1 lectures.

The topics of our prior invited lectures, made in 19 countries of the world are listed here:

Feel free to share this information with your friends and colleagues, who may be interested.

Kind regards,

-- Leonid  and  Natalia

-- Leonid Gavrilov, Ph.D., GSA Fellow
-- Natalia Gavrilova, Ph.D., GSA Fellow
Center on Aging, NORC at the University of Chicago

P..S:  Here is a brief description of our invited lectures in Barcelona:


Course Title:
New Approaches to Study Mortality and Longevity Risks

Leonid Gavrilov, Ph.D.
Natalia Gavrilova, Ph.D.
Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging (CoA)
NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Brief Course Description:
This 3-hour course will overview new approaches and findings related to mortality and longevity risks, both on population level (mortality hazard rates above age 85) and individual level (predictors of exceptional longevity). Finally new initiatives of the US National Institute of Aging (NIA) on biomarkers of health risks at older ages will be discussed.

Course Materials
(available for downloading at links provided below)

1. Gavrilov L.A., Gavrilova N.S. Determinants of Exceptional Longevity: Early-Life Conditions, Mid-Life Environment and Parental Characteristics. Full Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (New Orleans, April 12, 2013, oral presentation). 51 pages, 2013. Published online by the Population Association of America (PAA) at:

2. Gavrilov L.A., Gavrilova N.S. Biodemography of exceptional longevity: Early-life and mid-life predictors of human longevity. Biodemography and Social Biology, 2012, 58(1):14-39. Available online at: and

3. Gavrilov L.A.,  Gavrilova N.S.  Season of Birth and Exceptional Longevity: Comparative Study of American Centenarians, Their Siblings, and Spouses. Journal of Aging Research, 2011, Article ID 104616, 11 pages, Available online at: and

4. Gavrilov L.A., Gavrilova N.S. Mortality measurement at advanced ages: A study of the Social Security Administration Death Master File. North American Actuarial Journal, 2011, 15(3): 432-447. Available online at: and

5. Gavrilova N.S., Gavrilov L.A. Ageing and Longevity: Mortality Laws and Mortality Forecasts for Ageing Populations.  Demografie, 2011, 53(2): 109-128. Available online at:

 Supplemental Materials
(media coverage teasers)

1. Death Gets in the Way of Old-Age Gains. Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2012. Available online at: and

2. An Age-Old Debate. Wall Street Journal Blog, March 2, 2012. Available online at: and

3. Born in the Fall? You May See 100. The NIH Record (National Institutes of Health newsletter), vol. LXIV, no. 22, page 5, October 26, 2012. Available online at: and

4. Think You'll Live Long? Think Again. Discovery News, February 17, 2012. Available online at: and

5. Here’s More Bad News About Death. The Chronicle of Higher Education Blog, February 9, 2012. Available online at: and



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