MiOra is excited to report that Professor Dr Arlan Richardon @OUHSC and Jordan Kondo @USC are now connected. Dr Richardson, the Founding Director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Professor of Geriatric Medicine and the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair of Aging Research at OUHSC #OUHSC and Senior VA Career Scientist at the OKC Veterans Affair Medical Center kindly agreed to guide Jordan Kondo, a senior undergraduate student from University of Southern California @USC with Human Biology major. Jordan is passionate about becoming a medical doctor and working on aging and nutrition.
Dr Arlan Richardson earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Oklahoma State University and for the past 40 years, he has devoted his profession to aging research. Dr. Richardson has mentored and directed the research of more than 50 graduate Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty, and he is the author of more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific publications. His leadership roles include serving as president of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association. Among his honors and awards for his scientific contributions are the Gerontological Society of America’s Robert W. Kleemeier Award, the Lord Cohen Medal for Services to Gerontology from British Society for Research on Ageing, the Harman Research Award for research contributions in the field of aging and dietary restriction from the American Aging Association and the Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research. In addition, Dr. Richardson served on the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Institute on Aging from 2002 to 2007, and he was a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging from 2010 to 2013. Thank you Dr. Richardson and good luck Jordan!