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M.D., MHS, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Research Mentoring, Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Cathleen Colón-Emeric, MD, MHS is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at Duke University, a Senior Fellow for the Duke Center for Aging and Human Development, and the Associate Director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Colón-Emeric is a clinical researcher, focusing on fracture prevention in older adults, particularly after hip fracture and in the long-term care setting. Current work includes a UH2/UH3 grant identifying phenotypes and biomarkers of physical resilience in older adults.


Biomarkers of Physical Resilience in Older Adults
This talk will describe the development of resilience phenotypes after 3 common stressors: infection, hip fracture, and anesthesia. Biomarkers predicting high and low levels of resilience will be describes, with a focus on epigenetic and miRNA signatures.

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