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Lina Ma, MD, PhD
Department of Geriatrics; XuanWu Hospital; Capital Medical University; National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Diseases
Areas of Interest:
aging, frailty, Alzheimer’s disease, caloric restriction, hypertension
Biography & Research:
Lina Ma, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Diseases. She obtained her MD in Geriatrics and PhD in Neurobiology from Capital Medical University in 2008 and 2015, respectively. She pursued post-doctoral research on frailty and resiliency at Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in Johns Hopkins University from February 2017 to July 2018. She was awarded the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet Scholarship and was a visiting scholar in Innsbruck Medical University in Austria in 2014. Dr. Ma is a member of American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Geological Society of America (GSA), Chinese Geriatrics Society, International Society of Hypertension (ISH), European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Hypertension, and Beijing Neurodegenerative Disorders Society, and serves as the secretary of Beijing Neuroscience Association. Her contribution to science included clinical studies on frailty, cognition and chronic diseases in old adults and translational research in translating basic aging related biological findings to clinical work. Her research provided evidence for both the epidemiology and risk factors of frailty in old Chinese population including validation of the frailty phenotype components, exploration of their association with biological markers, and development of a self-reported frailty tool specific for Chinese older adults, as well as development and utilization of a novel AD7C-NTP ELISA kit for detecting early Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Dr. Ma was invited to give oral presentations at the AGS Annual Meeting, Asia/Oceania Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Annual European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection (ESH), and rnational Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR). As the first author, her recent publications include more than 40 peer-reviewed articles focusing on aging, frailty, and cognitive impairment in old adults in international journals such as Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. As principal investigator, she has more than 10 research grants including National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing Natural Science Foundation, and Chinese Ministry of Education Project for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She has been awarded the AGS New Investigator Award, W. Leigh Thompson Excellence in Basic Research Postdoctoral Award in Johns Hopkins University, Doctoral Students National Scholarship by Ministry of Education in China, and Chinese Communist Youth League Medical Scholarship. She has also been awarded “Beijing Excellent Talent Project” and “Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals’ Youth Program Project”.