February 2012 Issue | Volume 6, Number 2

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging

Research Retreat Call for Posters

One of the important parts of the Research Retreat is the opportunity for Center on Aging faculty and their students to display and discuss their scholarly work in the field of aging. You (or your graduate students/trainees) are encouraged to contribute a poster for display during the poster session. Student/trainee submissions will be eligible to compete for the "Best Student Poster" award.

  • Please submit the following information to Ginger Bair by March 1st to reserve your space at the poster session:
    • Names of author/co-authors
    • Title of your poster presentation
    • Is this a student/trainee poster?
    • Do you need table space for other materials?
    • Do you wish to present more than one poster? 
    • Poster submission information (PDF)

Research Retreat Schedule

  • 3/20/12 - 3:00-6:00- Center on Aging Research Retreat Reception & Poster Session – HSEB 2nd floor atrium & room 2120 (south side of Alumni Hall)
  • 3/21/12 – 8:00-Noon– Vascular Aging Research Symposium – College of Nursing (CoN) 2nd floor auditorium
    • 8:00-8:30 - Continental Breakfast
    • 8:30-9:30 - Keynote Address - "Nuances of Cardiovascular Disease in Seniors: New Ideas for Old Hearts” - Dr. Jeanne Wei, Chairman of the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics and Director of the Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – link to her faculty bio
    • 9:30-Noon - Vascular Aging Research at the University of Utah - Symposium by Center on Aging faculty

See the Retreat information page for more details.

CoA Lapel Pins

  CoA Lapel pins

We received an order of lapel pins. If you are a new member or you have lost your pin, please contact Ginger to receive one, or you may pick one up at the Research Retreat registration desk.

Grant Opportunities

These were found at www.grants.gov using CFDA number 93.866 - Aging Research. We recently subscribed to the Foundation Directory Online. If you would like to know if a particular foundation is offering funding, please contact Ginger Bair who will run a search for you.

Title                                        Funding #         
01/31/12 PHS 2012-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC,
FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research
Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])

01/31/12 PHS 2012-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small
Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications
(Parent STTR [R41/R42])
01/27/12 Development of Tools to Study the Synaptome (R21) RFA-MH-12-140
01/24/12 Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research
Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program
in the Neurosciences (T32)
01/13/12 Biodemography of Aging (R03) PA-12-080
01/13/12 Biodemography of Aging (R21) PA-12-079


Biodemography of Aging (R01) PA-12-078
12/21/11 Network and Infrastructure Support for Development of
Interdisciplinary Aging Research (R24)
12/21/11 Tools to Enhance Studies of Glial Cell Development,
Aging, Disease and Repair (R21)



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 (click on your photo to see the detail page) and send any updates or requests for changes to Ginger Bair.

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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.



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