Healthy Aging

Through Internet Counselling

in the Elderly



Collaborative project co-funded by the European Unions' Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under grant agreement No 305374.

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Stephanie Savy
Stéphanie Savy (PhD) is a biologist. She studied microbiology and biochemistry and obtained her PhD in 2005. She has been involved in management of clinical studies in different areas. She is responsible for the Alzheimer Disease data sharing project currently under construction in the INSERM – Toulouse University research Unit UMR1027.

N ColeyNicola Coley (PhD) is an epidemiologist. She is currently a post-doc in epidemiology and public health in the Inserm-Toulouse University UMR1027 research unit. She studied epidemiology and obtained her PhD in epidemiology in 2010, entitled "Methodological Aspects of Clinical Trials for the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease". She is currently involved in large preventive trials in the field of neurodegenerative disease (GuidAge Study, MAPT Study).

no photoProf. Bruno Vellas (MD PhD), Head of the Gerontopole, is current President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG, a non-governmental organization recognized by the United Nations), and founder of the European Alzheimer Disease Consortium (EADC, funded by the European Community). The Gerontopole of Toulouse aims to federate research teams within a common structure to promote health improvements in older persons. This structure, unique in France, includes more than 400 healthcare professionals and integrates several facilities. Several fields of expertise/research are present within the Gerontopole, including geriatric medicine, Alzheimer's disease, nutrition, sarcopenia, and frailty. The Gerontopole conducts clinical research and trials in all these domains and coordinates large national and international studies. He is PI of preventive and therapeutic trials in Alzheimer Disease, including multi-domain intervention (MAPT Study).

andrieu SProf Sandrine Andrieu (M.D, PhD) is an epidemiologist. She is currently professor of epidemiology and public health at the Toulouse University school of Medicine. She studied epidemiology and obtained her PhD in aging and public Health in 2002. Since 2011, she has been running the INSERM – Toulouse University research Unit UMR1027 on "risks, chronic diseases and disability" and heads the "Aging and Alzheimer Disease" research team. She currently coordinates the French Observatory of Research in AD. As responsible of the methodology clinical research unit of the Toulouse University hospital, she's responsible for methodological aspects of trials in aging. She has published more than 120 international papers and book chapters in the field of aging. She is presently involved in large intervention studies in the field of neurodegenerative disease (PLASA Study, GuidAge Study, MAPT Study) and large cohorts of Alzheimer Disease patients (ICTUS,REAL.fr). She is also involved in the BRIF (Bioresource Research impact factor) project which aims to assess the quantitative use and impact of bio-resources internationally, to trace research utilizing bio-resources and to credit the efforts of people and institutions that generate bio-resources, maintain them or make them available.

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