Dr. Zachary Zimmer's international research team conducting the Vietnamese Health and Aging Study was recently awarded a grant titled, “Early Life War Experiences and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias,” from the National Institutes of Health (NIA) ($316,673 USD). This grant will open a new line of inquiry in their ongoing investigation of the long-term impacts of wartime … Continue reading New grant for international reseach team
Recently reported in the Canadian Press by reporter Danielle Edwards - Researchers from Nova Scotia are coming together with an international, multidisciplinary team to study whether the Vietnam War has affected the aging of people who lived through it. Read entire story HERE.
Zachary Zimmer, Director, Global Aging Community Initiative was interviewed on News 95.7 FM about the recent Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) award of $1.2 million to conduct research in Vietnam among older Vietnamese people who survived conflict during the devastating Vietnam wars from 1955 to 1975. To listen to the interview click HERE...the interview … Continue reading Radio Interview: Dr. Zimmer talks about $1.2 million grant to study traumas of war in Vietnam
The manuscript, "Assessing Exposure to War-related Traumatic Events in Older Vietnamese War Survivors," co-authored by Yvette Young, Kim Korinek, Zachary Zimmer, and Toan Khanh Tran was recently accepted for publication in Conflict and Health.
"How Does Surviving War Age the Body and Mind? An Analysis of Subjective Age in Vietnam." This presentation was recently given to the National Institutes of Health sponsored Biomarker meetings by GACI affiliate Kim Korinek, Director, Asia Center, Asian Studies Program & Professor, Sociology Department, University of Utah.
The study of the long-term impact of war on aging in Vietnam is now underway and began collecting preliminary data in February. The team returned to Vietnam in early May to collect biomarker data and conduct interviews. We look forward to what the results of this data collection will bring.