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American Federation for Aging Research Florida
201 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-496-7189


Mission Statement
For over 30 years, the New York-based American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a prestigious four-star rating from Charity Navigator, has been dedicated to advancing our understanding of the aging process, age-related diseases and healthy aging practices. Since its founding in 1981, AFAR has granted $132 million to nearly 3,000 scientists as part of its broad-based series of grant programs. AFAR supports biological and biomedical research on aging, with the goal of extending older adults’ years of health, independence and quality of life.

AFAR has a proven track record of recognizing potential success in early-career scientists and as result, many AFAR-supported researchers have produced scientific findings that are dramatically changing both our understanding and practice of medicine. With the grants and support provided by AFAR, America is developing the cadre of scientists it needs to explore aging and provide the answers we so desperately need. With AFAR's support, early-career scientists from the nation's leading academic institutions are making the study of aging — in all of its facets — their life's work. In addition, 90% of AFAR research grantees later go on to receive federal funding – a remarkable achievement, since it is now expected that the pay rate for grant applications submitted to the National Institute on Aging will soon drop to less than 8%. Because of limited dollars in support of aging research, America loses many great minds from the study of aging to disease-focused research and many are leaving the field of research altogether. AFAR provides one of our country's most successful responses to this brain drain.

Headquartered in Miami, AFAR Florida ( was established in 2008 as an independent affiliate of the national American Federation for Aging Research organization to expand efforts to support biomedical research on aging, and diseases of aging, throughout Florida. An independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, AFAR Florida accomplishes its goals through a state-wide board of directors and key leaders in research and the lay community who care about advancing the science of healthier aging. In partnership with scientists from Florida’s research institutions, including FAU, FIU, FSU, Mayo Clinic, Nova Southeastern, Scripps Florida, UF, UM, USF and others, AFAR Florida is also pleased to count on the support of top executives and leaders from the biomedical industry, aging services providers, private foundations, professional firms, individual philanthropists and others.


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