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12th Annual Research Retreat - 2018

April 5 & 6, 2018

Free of charge and open to the public

The 12th Annual Research Retreat will feature a Poster Session on Thursday April 5, and a Keynote/Symposium Session on Friday, April 6. We are pleased to welcome two speakers to our 2018 Annual Research Retreat.

Keynote Speaker: Music

Julene Johnson, PhD (University of California-San Francisco) “Music and Aging: What's the Evidence and Wher Are We Going?” 

Keynote Speaker: Narrative Medicine 

Louise Aronson, MD (University of California-San Francisco) “Reading Old Age: Literature, Medicine, and Life's Third Act” 

They will be joined by five University of Utah faculty presenters and one MFA Student: 

Jeff Anderson, MD, PhD (University of Utah) and Richard Gurgel, MD (University of Utah) “Effects of Personalized Music in Dementia”

Juan Carlos Claudio, MFA (Co-Founder Minding Motion for Graceful Aging) and John Allen, MFA  (Co-Founder Minding Motion for Graceful Aging) “Minding Motion for Graceful Aging: Inspiring the Mind to Free the Body” 

Jackie Eaton, PhD (University of Utah) “The Influence of Ethnodrama on Caregiver Well-Being”

Kathryn Wingard, MS, MFA Candidate (University of Utah) “Art and Intersubjective Space Across Cultures and Generations”

Susan Sample, PhD, MFA (University of Utah) "Enriching Medical Practice and Patient Well-Being"


Both events will be located in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the Marcia & John Price Museum Building 410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.  


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

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Thursday April 05, 2018  /  3:00-6:00 PM


Location: Grand Hall, Utah Museum of Fine Arts 410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

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

Download Poster Presentation List

Friday April 06, 2018  /  7:30 am - 12:00 PM

Utah Museum of Fine Arts 


  7:30am  –  8:00am         Continental Breakfast

  8:00am  –  8:50am         Welcome/Music Keynote Address

  9:50am – 10:45pm         Symposia

10:45am – 11:30pm         Narrative Medicine Keynote Address

Download Full Program Here.

 To view PHOTOS from the 2017 Research Retreat they are available here to view, share or download.

Last Updated: 6/9/21