Dear Friend and Participant of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging,
Thank you for making the BLSA a success. You have played a central role in advancing our understanding of what it means to get older and so, have improved the lives of people here and around the world. With your help, BLSA continues to generate new discoveries about aging—published in highly-regarded scientific journals, capturing the attention of the public and research community alike.
The BLSA is considered a gold-standard for longitudinal research, owing much of this credit to its participants. Over roughly half of a century, more than 3,000 men and women joined in the BLSA, donating their time and energy with unleashed enthusiasm and unbelievable commitment. To demonstrate our thanks for your participation in the study, we have created this new BLSA website.
Here you will find information about the study, its history, and scientific milestones. We’ve peppered the site with archived images taken over the BLSA’s 50+ years, which we hope will help you recall good memories of your visits to Baltimore. In the future, we plan to use the website as a forum to update you on major findings from the research and share other information related to the BLSA.
We hope that you will visit the BLSA website often, and we welcome suggestions for additions and improvements.
We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore for your next study visit!
All the best,
Stephanie Studenski M.D., M.P.H.
Director of the BLSA
Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D.
Intramural Research Program, NIA