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COMPLEX TIME: Adaptation, Aging, & Arrow of Time

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<meta charset="utf-8">As Chief of the Clinical Gerontology Branch, she oversees the development of new research related to aging changes in the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems and in body composition/metabolism, long-term effects of physical activity/exercise throughout the life span and clinical translational research on aging. Since 1996, Dr. Dutta has had a leadership role in translating the scientific evidence of the benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults into the award-winning NIA Exercise Guide and has been involved in the development of NIA's Go4Life exercise campaign. She also leads the NIA Task Force on Exercise and Physical Activity, which has updated the NIA Exercise and Physical Activity Guide. In 2017, Dr. Dutta will become a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Science Board.Dr. Dutta received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Before coming to NIA in 1993, Dr. Dutta served as a Pharmacologist in the Division of Endocrine and Metabolic Drug Products at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she was responsible for evaluating preclinical pharmacology and toxicology data for all investigational drugs used for calcium/bone disorders. She also was involved in the revision of the FDA guidelines for the development of anti-osteoporosis agents, which now requires preclinical studies of bone quality.

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This user is listed as a presenter for the following agenda items:

  1. Dynamic Multi-System Resilience in Human Aging/Studies of Resiliencies to Physiologic Stressors: Need for Multilevel and Life Course Approaches


This user is listed as an attendee for the following meetings:

  1. Dynamic Multi-System Resilience in Human Aging