"Jessica Hoffman, Ph.D., and Steven Austad, Ph.D."

University of Alabama at Birmingham Jessica Hoffman, Ph.D., and Steven Austad, Ph.D. aging expert — and once-upon-a-time lion trainer — Steven Austad, Ph.D., and UAB postdoctoral fellow in longevity research Jessica Hoffman, Ph.D., have won the George C. Williams prize from the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, or ISEMPH.

The prize includes a $5,000 honorarium and an expense-paid trip to the ISEMPH Fifth Annual Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, this summer.

“She gets the paid trip,” Austad said of his postdoc Hoffman. “I told her she can have the money if I can have the plaque.”

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