History of the Foundation

Dr Norman Orentreich, 1959

Dr Norman Orentreich, 1972

Origins of the Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science

Norman Orentreich, MD, FACP, founded the Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Inc., in 1961. Early investigations sprang naturally from his clinical work as a dermatologist as well as from his interest in the aging and wound healing studies of Alexis Carrell, a pioneer in the field of aging research.

In time, OFAS was dedicated to biomedical research that prevents, halts, or reverses those disorders that decrease the quality or length of life.