Professor Claudia Kimie Suemoto, of Medical Clinic Department of Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), was awarded the Busse Research Award during the 22nd World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). The award took place at a virtual Congress on June 12, 2022, where the professor was invited to speak about her research.

Sponsored by Gerontology International and Duke University, the Busse Research Awards are awarded once every four years and aim to recognize scientific achievements and encourage ongoing contributions to aging research. Particularly, the studies of Prof. Suemoto focus on risk factors for dementia in Brazil, such as low education, low socioeconomic status and high incidence of cardiovascular diseases, using data from the Biobank for Studies on Aging at FMUSP and ELSA-Brasil.

“I feel that it is extremely important to do research in countries like ours, where the majority of people with dementia live, and which have such unique characteristics”, says Prof. Claudia Kimie Suemoto.