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May 2015 Issue | Volume 9, Number 5

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging 

AGS Annual Meeting Report

Utah's Center on Aging was well represented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) from May 15 – 17 at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland.

AWARDS

Shaida Talebreza, MD received the AGS Clinician Educator of the Year, and Micah Drummond, PhD was recognized as the AGS Junior Clinical Investigaor of the year.

Tim Farrell, MD became a new fellow of the American Geriatrics Society.

POSTERS

Note that a list of all AGS Posters, and their abstracts can be downloaded and printed here. Here are a few photos from the poster session where seven posters were presented. 

Geriatric Nursing Updates

  • Ginette Pepper, PhD, RN, FAAN and Director of the University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Jo Eleanor Elliott Leadership Award from the Western Institute of Nursing. 

 

  • Linda Edelman, PhD, MPhil, RN and Assistant Director of the Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Hartford-Western Institute of Nursing Regional Geriatric Nursing Research Award for a New Researcher.

 

  • Connie Madden, PhD candidate and student member of the Center on Aging, has successfully defended her dissertation, titled, A Grounded Theory Approach to Understanding Nursing Home Nurse-CNA Communication.

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New POLST UTAH Awareness


The Utah Commission on Aging sponsored a booth at the Utah Assisted Living Association (UALA) Conference on May 20, 2015 to help raise awareness of the newly revised POLST form which all health care providers and facilities should now be using state-wide. 

POLST Utah Forms are available online in both English and Spanish at www.health.utah.gov/hflcra/forms.php

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

3rd Annual Elder Abuse Conference | June 18, 2015

"Silent Victims, Silent Crimes

Viridian Event Center | West Jordan, Utah
This Conference will offer workshops and training sessions on signs of elder abuse, effective interventions, and strategies to prevent older adults from becoming victims. The Conference is primarily designed for advocates, law enforcement, legal/financial professions, health, and social work professionals. Caregivers, seniors, and interested individuals in the community at large are also welcome.

There is no charge for this Conference, but space is limited

Register at UtahElderAbuse.org

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13th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

"The Aging Brain: Exploring the Intersection of Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders"

August 31 - September 1, 2015 

This Year’s Conference Will be Held at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN HERE

Complete conference information (including VHA ACES registration info) and registration is online.
Presented By: The Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah, School of Medicine

Member Updates Requested

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Send all updates to holly.abel@utah.edu

AGING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

NOTE: This is not necessarily a comprehensive list. Please Search for additional opportunities at Grants.nih.gov

Dated Title and Link to More Information Funding
Expires 5/8/2015 Family and Interpersonal Relationships in an Aging Context (R01) PA-11-128
Posted 1/5/2014 Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) also R03 and R21  PA-13-354
Posted 1/5/2013 Pain in Aging (R01) also R03 and R21 PA-13-058
Posted 5/5/2013 Alcohol Use Disorders: Treatment, Services and Recovery Research (R01, also R03, R21) PA-13-160
Posted 1/5/2014 Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) also R03 and R21  PA-13-354
Posted 4/28/2014 Network and Infrastructure Support for Development of Interdisciplinary Aging Research (R24) PAR-14-081
Posted 5/5/2014 Early Stage Development of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science (R01) PA-14-155
Posted 5/5/2014 Alzheimer's Disease Pilot Clinical Trials (R01) PAR-14-089
Posted 5/5/2014 Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R01)  PA-14-161 
Posted 5/16/2014 Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R21)  PA-14-159 
Posted 5/23/2014 Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30) RFA-AG-15-003
Posted 7/04/2014 Research Supplements for Aging Research on Health Disparities (Admin Supp) PA-14-256
Posted 7/05/2014 Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research (R43/R44)  PA-14-250
Posted 8/23/2014 Design and Development of Novel Technologies for Healthy Independent Living (R21)  PAR-14-119 
Posted 8/23/2014 Technologies for Healthy Independent Living (R01)  PAR-14-118 

 


Center on Aging Membership Directory

As a mostly virtual Center, we depend on the accuracy and timeliness of our Web presence. Center members are urged to review and update their membership directory information. Please view your information on the Center’s Web site . Please send any updates or requests for changes to aging@utah.edu


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The bristlecone pine tree (Pinus longaeva) - the earth’s oldest inhabitant with a life span of almost 5,000 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.



Best,
Mark A. Supiano, MD
Executive Director - Center on Aging
 
For more information about the University of Utah Center on Aging, please visit us online at www.aging.utah.edu

 
Last Updated: 2/10/17