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Associate Professor Solomon Yu completed his PhD by confirming that sarcopenia affected one in five older Australians aged 80 years and older and proposing a screening tool for sarcopenia in the community. Research is underway to determine if a better prediction equation for appendicular skeletal muscle mass can be developed. Solomon is also leading advanced trainee in geriatric medicine projects focused on the impact of sarcopenia on quality of life and function (including pulmonary function).