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Dana Goldman Receives MetLife Silver Scholar Award

Dana Goldman Receives MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award

Dana Goldman

Dana Goldman – USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development professor and director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC – has been awarded the inaugural MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award by the Alliance for Aging Research and the MetLife Foundation.

Goldman, the Norman Topping/National Medical Enterprises Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at USC, is honored for his work that helps better define the value of healthy life and healthy aging. The 2011 MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award was given jointly to Goldman and David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University, who submitted a proposal together.

The award carries a cash prize of $75,000 and supports the work of economists, demographers and other researchers who provide important health economic data examining the burden of disease and the value of medical innovations that allow people to live longer in good health.

With the award, Goldman and Cutler plan to expand on their current research, exploring how advances in slowing aging can be beneficial for government spending as well as individual health. As part of the terms of the award, Goldman and Cutler will prepare a review or analysis to be published in a peer-reviewed journal with the next year.

“Dr. Goldman’s research exemplifies the spirit of the MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award. He has contributed significantly to increasing our understanding of the relationship between aging, health care and economics. We are pleased to recognize and further support his work on changing the way we value innovation and life after 65,” said Lindsay Clarke, director of health programs at the Alliance for Aging Research.

The award will be presented by the Alliance for Aging Research at their Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on September 13.

Full biographies of the award recipients can be found on the Alliance for Aging Research Web site at http://www.agingresearch.org/section/topic/silver_scholar.