November 2008 Volume 2, Number 10

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging

News and Events

CoA Member and former Director Dale Lund Accepts New Position

Dale Lund, Professor and former Director of the Gerontology Center - the predecessor to the Center on Aging - has accepted an offer to chair the Sociology Department at California State University, San Bernardino. A celebration of his nearly 30 years of service will be held Monday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the College of Nursing, Room 212. RSVPs can be sent to Mirela Rankovic by noon on November 12 by calling 581-8198 or e-mailing mirela.rankovic@nurs.utah.edu

Brain Institute Sponsors Showing at UMFA

William Utermohlen's Later Works is showing now through January 11, 2009 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA).

William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995. In response, he completed a series of self-portraits that are emotional and thought-provoking. Utermohlen's Later Works provide us with a unique opportunity to see Alzheimer's from the inside out--from the perspective of a talented artist struggling to come to terms with his own dementia.

For more information, call the museum at (801) 581-7332 or visit them online at http://umfa.utah.edu/utermohlen.

Center on Aging and GSA Conference 2008

CoA members (Cherie Brunker, Maureen Henry, Noel Carlson, Mike Caserta, Kathie Supiano, Pat Berry, Ginny Pepper, Dale Lund, and Rebecca Utz) will be presenting at the 2008 GSA Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, November 21-24. Poster and presentation information is available at http://www.agingconference.com/conference_program.cfm. Plan to stop by and visit the Center on Aging and the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Exhibits in Booth #425.

SAVE THE DATE - Spring 2009 Research Retreat

The 2009 Center on Aging Research Retreat will be held on March 23 (afternoon) and 24 (morning). John Wilmoth, Associate Professor, Department of Demography, and researcher in the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, University of California, Berkeley, will be our keynote speaker. A poster session and reception will occur on Monday afternoon. Tuesday morning's schedule will include presentations by recipients of the Center's 2008 pilot grants and Dr. Wilmoth's keynote address. Additional information regarding the plans for the retreat will follow in subsequent newsletter editions.

Bristlecone Pine

About our logo: The bristlecone pine tree (Pinus longaeva) the earth's oldest inhabitant with a life span of 4,000 years is found only in Utah and five other western states. Its extraordinary longevity and ability to adapt and survive in extremely harsh environmental conditions above 10,000 feet embodies the investigative spirit and mission of the Utah Center on Aging.

If you have questions about the University of Utah Center on Aging, please visit us online at http://aging.utah.edu 801-585-9540 or aging@hsc.utah.edu

Best,

Mark A. Supiano, MD
Executive Director - Center on Aging