New Research on COVID-19 and Aging: March 24, 2021

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2021

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The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between January 8 and March 15; all are free to access:

  • Impact of Systemic Corticosteroids on Mortality in Older Adults with Critical COVID-19 Pneumonia: Research article in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences by Esther Piniella-Ruiz, MD, María Teresa Bellver-Álvarez, MD, Beatriz Mestre-Gómez, MD, Belén Escolano-Fernández, MD, Sara Vinat-Prado, MD, Rita Cabezas-Olea, MD, María Soledad Acedo-Gutiérrez, MD, Mirian Akasbi-Montalvo, MD, Pablo Ryan-Murua, MD, PhD, Ana Bustamante-Fermosel, MD, Nuria Muñoz-Rivas, MD, PhD, Carmen Santamaría-García, MD, Virginia Pardo-Guimerá, MD, Mariano Ulla-Anés, MD, PhD, Anabel Franco-Moreno, MD, PhD, and Juna Torres-Macho, MD, PhD
  • Adaptive Metabolic and Inflammatory Responses Identified Using Accelerated Aging Metrics Are Linked to Adverse Outcomes in Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Research article in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences by Alejandro Márquez-Salinas, MD, Carlos A. Fermín-Martínez, MD, Neftalí Eduardo Antonio-Villa, MD, Arsenio Vargas-Vázquez, MD, Enrique C. Guerra, MD, Alejandro Campos-Muñoz, MD, Lilian Zavala-Romero, MD, Roopa Mehta, MD, MSc, Jessica Paola Bahena-López, MD, Edgar Ortiz-Brizuela, MD, María Fernanda González-Lara, MD, MSc, Carla M Roman-Montes, MD, Bernardo A. Martinez-Guerra, MD, Alfredo Ponce de Leon, MD, José Sifuentes-Osornio, MD, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo, MD, PhD, Carlos A. Aguilar-Salinas, MD, PhD, and Omar Yaxmehen Bello-Chavolla, MD, PhD


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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