Quotable: Face your age

Jay Olshansky

S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemology, studies aging and longevity. Photo: Jenny Fontaine/UIC Public and Government Affairs

“Imagine taking your iPhone and snapping a selfie and putting it into our Web site and discovering that your eyes are that of a 50-year-old, your lips are that of a 70-year-old, your cheeks are that of a 50-year-old.”

S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology, on a new technology he helped develop that uses facial recognition technology to reveal how old you look, July 2 Washington Post


“Everybody wants to talk to me about baseball at these events, and I get that. I understand that’s why I’m there, but I always mention that I wouldn’t have gotten this opportunity if I didn’t do certain things in the classroom. I want to instill the importance of an education into people.”

Curtis Granderson, UIC business grad and New York Mets outfielder, on the importance of being a role model as a professional athlete, July 1 MLB.com


“If people really understood that prevention would improve expenditures on health care, there wouldn’t be such opposition.”

Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, senior director of community engagement and neighborhood health partnerships,  on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, which helps support two UIC health initiatives, July 7 Chicago Tribune

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