a-benetos Prof. Athanase Benetos was born in Athens, Greece in 1956. He is married and the father of four children. He is Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and Chairman of Geriatrics, at the University of Nancy, France. He is also a Senior Researcher at INSERM (National Institute of Biomedical Research) Unit 1116, as well as Chief of the University Centre for Research and Education on Ageing (Centre EFORVIE, University of Nancy) and Head of the Clinical Investigation Center on Aging at the University Hospital of Nancy, France. Prof. Benetos has been recently elected as Academic Director of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) for the period 2014-2018. For the period 2009-2013, he was the Treasurer of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG).
His research interests include biomarkers of ageing, telomere dynamics, age-related changes in large arteries, as well as the role of hypertension and other risk factors on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Prof. Benetos has authored more than 320 papers published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and has participated in several scientific books on the topics of telomeres, hypertension, and the influence of arterial aging on dementia and other age-related diseases. In 2010 he published in French (Ed. Robert Laffont, Paris) the book “ABCDaire du future Centenaire”. This book has been also translated in Greek (Ed. Patakis, Athens) 


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