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11th Annual Research Retreat - 2017

April 27 & 28, 2016

Free of charge and open to the public

The 11th Annual Research Retreat will feature a Poster Session on Thursday April 27, and a Keynote/Symposium Session on Friday, April 28. We are pleased to welcome four speakers to our 2017 Annual Research Retreat.

Keynote Speakers: Adaptive Capacity 

Scott Hummel, MD (University of Michigan) “Promoting Resiliency and Successful Outcomes in Heart Failure: What if the Failure’s Not All in the Heart?” 

Susanne Iwarsson, PhD (University of Lund) “Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Home, Health and Disability along the Process of Aging”

Keynote Speakers: Resilient Places 

James Sallis, PhD (UC-San Diego) “Active Cities: Meeting Many Needs of Older Adults” 

Amanda Lehning, PhD (University of Maryland) “Implementation and evaluation of aging-friendly communities: Conceptual and empirical challenges”

They will be joined by four University of Utah faculty presenters: 

Andrew Merryweather, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering “Innovations to Address Preventable Falls” 

Alexandra Terrill, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational & Recreational Therapies “Promoting Resilience After Stroke in the Survivor/Caregiver Dyad” 

Neal Patwari, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering “Radio Sensing: A Monitoring Technology for Resilient Places” 

Heather Sobko, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing " Aging in Place: It's All About Context"



Both events will be located in the atrium of the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology/USTAR at 36 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 from 3:00pm-6:00pm.  


Parking is very limited. We encourage you to please walk, take TRAX, carpool or use the free campus shuttle.

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Thursday April 27, 2017  /  3:00-6:00 PM


Location: Atrium, James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology / USTAR Building 36 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Posters will be presented on aging related studies spanning a broad spectrum of both Social-Behavioral, and Biological research.

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Friday April 28, 2017  /  7:30 am - 12:00 PM

James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology / USTAR Building 


  7:30am  –  8:00am         Continental Breakfast

  8:00am  –  9:30am         Welcome/Adaptive Capacity Keynote Addresses

  9:45am – 10:30pm         Symposia

10:45am – 12:15pm         Resilient Places Keynote Addresses

Download Full Program Here.


Last Updated: 6/9/21