Longevity Genes Project | Become a Participant in Phase 2 ("LonGenity")

We are currently recruiting for Phase 2 ("LonGenity") participants for the Longevity Genes Project.

Who Can Participate?

Phase 2 participants must be:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (family was originally from Eastern Europe)
  • Living in the United States
  • At least one parent lived to be 95 or older

What Does Participation Involve?

  • Annual visits to Einstein's campus

    Each visit will take approximately 2-3 hours (longer during the first visit), and will include the following
                -Medical history & physical examination
                -Blood test, EKG
                -Tests of memory and walking ability
  • Breakfast or lunch and transportation (or parking) will be provided free of charge

Benefits of Joining the Study

  • In exchange for their time, participants will receive a comprehensive medical assessment. Additionally, participants will play an active role in a scientific study that could lead to new drug therapies that may help people live longer, healthier lives and avoid or delay age-related diseases.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in the Longevity Genes Project study, please complete the form below. If you qualify for the study, a member of the Institute for Aging Research will be in touch with you.

Longevity Genes Project website

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The Longevity Genes Project

Nir Barzilai, M.D.

In the Longevity Genes Project at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Nir Barzilai and his team conducted genetic research on more than 500 healthy elderly people between the ages of 95 and 112—and on their children.

The identification of longevity genes by Einstein researchers could lead to new drug therapies that might help people live longer, healthier lives and avoid or significantly delay age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Nir Barzilai, MD
Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research
Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Director, Institute for Aging Research
(718) 430-3144
Fax: (718) 430-8557

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