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June 2012 Issue | Volume 6, Number 6

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging

Pilot Grant Call For Proposals

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Center's 2012 pilot grant program. The application deadline is August 15, 2012. The complete request for proposals with detailed application information may be downloaded from the Center's home page,

The Steering Committee looks forward to receiving high quality applications representing the full spectrum of the Center's disciplinary backgrounds. Please share this funding announcement with all faculty within your own departments and encourage interested faculty to submit an application.

Honors College Think Tank - Alzheimer's Disease & Aging

One of the three Honors College Think Tanks this year will be led by Center member, Norman Foster, MD. This Think Tank is designed to link our current scientific understanding of Alzheimer’s disease with social and public policy issues facing patients, families, and society at large. It will ask students to consider these questions: What does it mean to be old in America? To be dependent? To have Alzheimer’s Disease? What do you think your community needs to know about the disease? How will you communicate what you have discovered? It will concentrate on knowledge, communication, inclusion, and dignity by studying the intersections of science, philosophy, emotion, ethics, and public policy. To learn more about the Think Tank program, visit the Think Tank Web page.


Center member, Scott Wright, PhD, has been awarded fellow status by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). GSA Fellowship — the highest class of membership within the society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. Fellowship recognition acknowledges a broad scope of activity; research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the society.


The Utah Advance Care Planning Facilitator and POLST Best Practices Conference, June 11 and 12, 2012. Visit for information on the target audience, a preliminary schedule, information about becoming a sponsor, and scholarships. Continuing education credit for various disciplines will be offered.

Conference co-sponsors include the Utah Commission on Aging, the Utah Department of Health Bureau of Facility Licensing, Certification, and Resident Assessment, and HealthInsight.

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“Managing Patient Care at End of Life: An Interdisciplinary Approach” - September 12-14, 2012. See the conference Web site for details and registration.


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Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the 21st Annual Fall Conference for the Utah Aging Alliance September 25 and 26, 2012 held at the Salt Lake Community College at the Larry H. Miller Conference Center in Sandy, Utah. See the UAA Web site for details and sponsor/exhibitor forms. Contact Dan or Linda Hull at 801-466-7210 for any questions.

Grant Opportunities

These were found at using CFDA number 93.866 - Aging Research. We are also 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 #         
5/15/12 Macroeconomic Aspects of Population Aging (R01) PAR-12-186
5/14/12 National Institute on Aging Analysis of Alzheimer's
Disease Genome Sequencing Project Data (U19)

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
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