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May 2012 Issue | Volume 6, Number 5

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging

Utah P30 OAIC Application Submitted

UT P30 AOIC Application Submitted pic for May 2012 newsletter

After almost a year of planning, the Center successfully submitted our P30 Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center grant application focused on the causes and consequences of vascular aging. This was a monumental project and I want to thank the following for their time, energy, and expertise especially these past 2 months during the writing and editing process:

  • Tom Greene & Alun Thomas - proposed co-PIs for Resource Core 3 - Biostatistics and Genetic Analysis.
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Johnson - our invaluable grant manager/editor who ensured the narrative story came across in 'one voice' and the almost 700 pages were kept in the order & format required by NIH/NIA.
  • Scott Capps - for overseeing the administrative items and budget.
  • Valerie Horton - for keeping my calendar clear these past 2 weeks and for organizing the printing and securely packing the 7 copies (yes, this was a paper submission). The photo shows Mark, Valerie, and Ginger with the finished product.
  • Deanna Matthews - our EndNote expert who created all of our bibliographies.
  • Ginger Bair - for coordinating the multitude of meetings needed to keep us all on track.


The Utah Commission on Aging is pleased to announce 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.


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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.


The John A. Hartford Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting in Salt Lake City on June 6, 2012. This will include a full afternoon session in the College of Nursing (CON) hearing from Drs. Ginette Pepper and Mark Supiano about the status of gerontology education at the University of Utah. A key feature of the day will be a tour of and a demonstration in the Simulation Learning Center on the 1st floor of the CON.


If you missed the Seminar Series on Aging Capstone Guest Lecture Keynote, "We have changed the shape and meaning of a lifetime in ways we do not yet fully understand" presented by Dr. Mary Catherine Bateson, you may view the video of the lecture.


Center member, Patricia Berry, Associate Director of Education and Practice for the Hartford Center and Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing, was recognized as a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in March 2012.

Grant Opportunities

These were found at 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.


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.

About our Logo

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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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Last Updated: 6/9/21