Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 4 December 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 48, p. nf14
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.48.nf14]


Ageless Activist

Irrepressible Paola Timiras survived World War II to champion education on aging. She's still going strong

Ingfei Chen;2002/48/nf14

Abstract: Neuroendocrinologist Paola Timiras believes it is a social duty of the university to teach about all phases of life, so she's embarking on a radical mission to create an undergraduate major in gerontology. The phases of her own life have included fleeing her native Italy with her family during World War II, breaking barriers as one of a handful of women in medical school, moving to Canada to escape communism, and crafting a celebrated career in academic research.

Citation: I. Chen, Ageless Activist. Science's SAGE KE (4 December 2002),;2002/48/nf14

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