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December 2013 Issue | Volume 7, Number 12

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging 

Special Guest From Japan

On November 26, 2013 the Center on Aging was pleased to welcome Professor Nanako Tamiya, director of Health Service Research (HSR) at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Dr. Tamiya is a co-investigator on a COA Pilot grant with Akiko Kamamura, and is working with her University organization to form a new "Center for Aging and Health Services Research". Her purpose in visiting the University of Utah was to learn more about our Center on Aging in order to help serve as a model as they build their Center.

Pictured from left: Dr. Mark Supiano, Dr. Marilyn Luptak, Prof. Nanako Tamiya and Akiko Kamamura


Spring Retreat March 24-25, 2014

On Monday afternoon March 24th we will hold our Poster Symposium, and on the morning of Tuesday, March 25th, our retreat's keynote address will be given by Diana Kuh, PhD, the Unit Director for the Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing in the UK.  Dr. Kuh is the Principal investigator for HALCyon, a cross cohort research program on healthy aging. She is internationally recognized for the advancement of the field of life course epidemiology, studying how biological, psychological and social factors at different stages of life, independently, cumulatively or interactively affect adult physical capability with aging.  
Keeping with a theme of "Successful Aging: Years to Life and Life to Years" three concurrent symposia will follow Dr. Kuh's keynote.
Full details will be released in January!


Warm Holiday Wishes

During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible.

It is in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely say Thank you, and Best Wishes for the Holidays. May peace, prosperity and happiness be yours in the New Year!



Upcoming Events

Please note that due to the University Holiday schedule our office will be closed on the following days:

  • December 24-26, 2013
  • January 1-3, 2014


NOTE: This is not necessarily a comprehensive list. Please Search for additional opportunities at

Newly Posted

Open Date Title and Link to More Information Funding

Secondary Analyses of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03) 



Solid Organ Transplantation: Older Donors and Recipients (R01) also R03 & R21


Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) also R03 and R21 


1/5/2014 Pain in Aging (R01) also R03 and R21 PA-13-058 


Deadlines Approaching

Title and Link to More Information
(due to the U's subscription with SciVal, some of these links may only be accessed when on campus or if you have already registered on SciVal)
Funding Number, Sponsor, & Type
12/16/2013 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
12/16/2013 The Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research The Ellison Medical Foundation
12/16/2013 The New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
1/07/2014 Short Courses on Innovative Methodologies in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R25) RFA-OD-13-009
1/23/2014 Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging (P30)  RFA-AG-14-004
2/4/2014 Secondary Analyses of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03)  RFA-AG-14-008
3/4/2014 Biodemography of Aging (R01) also R03 & R21 PAR-12-078
5/08/2014 Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R01) also R03 & R21 PA-11-123


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 . Please send any updates or requests for changes to

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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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