Aaron Traywick serves as the Managing Director of the Inovium Ovarian Rejuvenation Trial, working with a team of professional researchers, clinicians, and organizers around the world to explore new, safe, and affordable innovations in the fertility sciences and patient access to lifesaving treatments in terminal conditions and healthspan. Aaron is a community organizer, public policy professional, and human rights advocate who has worked in the public health, healthcare technology, and healthcare access communities for the past five years. He has served in various public policy leadership and service capacities in positions ranging from local and state government to members of the United States Congress.
Most recently, he worked with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), a team of HBO VICE investigative filmmakers, and a coalition of over 50 major universities, researchers, businesses, nonprofits, activists to have over $26 million in federal funds directed to the TAME/Metformin clinical trials and similar aging research. Ranked among the 7 biggest innovations in 2015 (#5) by the Washington Post, the Targeting Aging with Metformin (TAME) clinical trials will test whether metformin, a drug currently prescribed as the first line of defense against Type II (adult onset) diabetes, can delay the onset of age-related diseases, and effectively “treat” the condition of aging.
While still a full-time student, he served as the executive director of a coalition of over 150 student, citizen, and nonprofit members and member-groups in multiple political advocacy campaigns in the state of Alabama. Through diverse use of social media, grassroots organizing, and public relations techniques, his coalition was able to successfully generate over $1.5 million in new funds for renewable energy technology. The coalition was also able to successfully halt the construction of a controversial mining project which threatened the drinking water supply and public health of the state’s largest municipality. For their work, they were especially recognized by Alabama governor Robert Bentley.