We are proud to announce that Charlene Albanese has become a member of the Buck Institute’s new women’s group, the Double X’s, which will collectively fund grants to focus on empowering girls and women in science and education.
What is Buck's Institute?
Bucks Institute for Research on Aging is the nation's first independent research facility focused solely on understanding the connection between aging and chronic disease. In our newsletters, we often talk about issues facing one of the nations largest generations, the Baby Boomers. Unfortunately, the treating of chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, etc, due to aging is expected to rise steadily as the Baby Boomers get older. Therefore, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging feels there mission is urgent. People are living longer, but the sad truth is that the extra years are often marked by disability and pain. What makes the Buck Institute unique is that there are no boundaries or bureaucracies within the organization. There is a free flow of information and knowledge among the scientists which results in faster discoveries and faster solutions to the unique challenges facing the Boomers.
Why Double X?
Charlene is excited to be a new member of the Buck Institute's women's group and has always been an advocate of both equality and empowering talented individuals, men or women. Unfortunately, all too often, there is inequality in the work place between men and women. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and other studies conducted across the nation, there is a pay gap in the U.S. Men are consistently paid more than women for the same job and are often given more opportunities than women. While solving this large social problem all together is a large undertaking, Buck's Institute Double X women's group will aim to close this gap of inequality for women in science. In future posts we will interview Charlene Albanese and give you an insiders look into both the Institute for Research on Aging, and what is on the road map for Double X in the coming months.