Geriatrics scientist wins new investigator award

Photo: Roz Anderson

Rozalyn Anderson was recognized by the Gerontological Society of America for her contributions to knowledge about aging. A key component of her work is to determine how caloric restriction delays aging and the onset of age-associated diseases such as cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders.

Anderson, assistant professor of medicine (geriatrics) at the School of Medicine and Public Health, won the prestigious Nathan Shock New Investigator Award, to be given by the society at its annual meeting in November. She was recognized for her outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research. Anderson’s research investigates the role metabolism plays in creating disease vulnerability.

A UW faculty member since 2010, she has a joint appointment at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, where her research lab is based.  Anderson earned her doctoral degree in biochemistry from University College in Dublin, Ireland.