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October 2015 Issue | Volume 9, Number 10

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging 

GSA Meeting November 18-22, 2015

 

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The Gerontological Society of America's 68th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held November 18-22, 2015 in Orlando, FL.  This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world.  

The University of Utah will be extremely well represented this year, with 2 papers, 14 posters and 15 symposiums presented!

Of note, the geriatric-specific outcomes from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) will be presented in a late-breaker symposium Saturday morning, November 21st. 

A full schedule of University of Utah presentations is available, click here:  

UNIVERSITY of UTAH PRESENTATIONS - GSA PROGRAM

Salt Lake City to Launch Aging in Place Initiative

Earlier this month, the SLC launched the aginginslc.com website - a one-stop resource for connecting mature residents with information and agencies across a broad spectrum of topics including mobility/transit, job and volunteer opportunities, lifestyle and cultural offerings and much more.  

Anne Palmer, Executive Director and the Commission on Aging is playing a lead role in coordinating this initiative with a goal to achieve a WHO Age Friendly City designation. Keith Diaz-Moore, PhD, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning will be integrally involved in the initiative.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865639791/City-leaders-launch-efforts-to-make-Salt-Lake-more-age-friendly.html?pg=all

Upcoming 2016 RFP Call for Pilot Grants

Plan for the Request for Proposals call to be issued in early January.

The Center on Aging sponsors an annual pilot grant program to promote the development of aging research at the University of Utah. The goal of this program is to encourage new investigator development, attract established investigators to aging research and stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations ultimately leading to new externally funded research.

Visiting Lecturer/Research Seminar

The College of Health will be hosting Sydney Schaefer, PhD as a visiting lecturer on November 5, 2015 at noon in 383 Colorow, Room 204.  The title of the seminar is "Responsiveness to functional task-specific motor training in older adults with and without Mild Cognitive Impairment."  

Sydney is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Utah.

Press Release

Salt Lake City to Launch Aging in Place Initiative, Join WHO Network
Earlier this month, the SLC launched the aginginslc.com website - a one-stop resource for connecting mature residents with information and agencies across a broad spectrum of topics including mobility/transit, job and volunteer opportunities, lifestyle and cultural offerings and much more.  
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865639791/City-leaders-launch-efforts-to-make-Salt-Lake-more-age-friendly.html?pg=all
  

UPCOMING CONFERENCE

Center on Aging 10th Annual Research Retreat 2016

Hold the Date

April 14 - April 15, 2016 

More information - coming soon

 

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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