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January 2013 Issue | Volume 7, Number 1

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging

2013 Spring Research Retreat

The retreat will be held in early April. Please watch for an email announcing the date and information concerning poster presentation submissions.


We are pleased to announce that The University of North Dakota has appointed Dr. Robert D. Hill, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, and Center Steering Committee member as Dean of College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Hill will assume his duties on July 1, 2013.


In November 2012, Center member Scott Wright, M.D. was published in The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. His article was recently featured on EurekAlert! - We invite you to read his intersting findings: Tech Opens Communication Doors for Grandparents of Grandkids with ASD


CACIR and the Department of Pathology invites you to attend a seminar presented by Joshua Sonnen, MD, neuropathology candidate for the Division of Anatomic Pathology.

Date: Friday, January 25th, 2013
Time: Noon – 1:00pm
Location: Kjeldsberg Conference Room (1200 JMRB)
Lunch will be provided

"Age-Related Neuropathology in Population/Community-Based Cohorts"

Presented By
Joshua A. Sonnen, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Fellowship Director, Neuropathology Division
University of Washington Harborview Medical Center
Neuropathology Pathology Faculty Candidate


Event: Neurology Grand Rounds
"Quality measures in Dementia: Implications for Research and Practice"
Date: Wednesday Feb. 6th, 2013
Location: 1st Floor Clinical Neurosciences Center Auditorium
Time: 9:00-10:00 am.

Presented by:
Amy Sanders, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstien College of Medicine

Dr. Sanders will be visiting as a faculty candidate for Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Cognitive Neurology. Dr. Sanders is an active clinician and completed fellowships in geriatric neurology and training in the genetics of complex disorders. She has become an expert in patient-centered outcomes research and health care innovations. She is also a member of the AAN's Quality Measurement and Reporting Subcommittee.


Center on Aging and the Commission on Aging welcomes Holly Abel as our new Administrative Program Coordinator. Holly has over eight years administrative experience at the University of Utah. She has worked previously in the departments of Biomedical Informatics and Pharmacoptherapy. A Utah native, Holly is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has sung with many local and national performance companies, including the Utah Opera, and is currently a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Holly is excited to join the CoA team and looks forward to getting to know each of you. Among her many new responsibilities she will be coordinating all administrative needs for the Center and the Commission including meetings, retreats, submissions, research participant registry, website updates and our newsletter. She may be reached at or 801-587-9103.

Aging Grant Opportunities

Newly Posted

Deadline 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
2/14/13 Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03) RFA-AG-13-009
2/16/13 Pain in Aging (R03)
also the R21
2/16/13 Development and Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R21) PA-10-015
2/16/13 Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management of Pain in Aging: from Molecular to Clinical (R03)
also the R21
2/16/13 Clinical Trial Planning Grants for Critical Illness and Injury in Aging (R34) PA-10-045
2/16/13 Critical Illness and Injury in Aging (R21)
also the R03
2/16/13 Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface (TRACI) (R21) PA-12-135
2/16/13 Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) PAR-11-291
2/16/13 Fatigability, Activity Limitations, and Bioenergetics in Aging (R21)
also an R03
2/16/13 Single Cell Studies in Aging Research (R21) PA-11-321
2/16/13 Renal Function and Chronic Kidney Disease in Aging (R21) PA-12-210
2/16/13 Mechanisms Mediating Osteoarthritis in Aging (R21) PA-12-018
2/22/13 RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging RAND Corporation
2/28/13 New Scholar Award in Aging Ellison Medical Foundation
Training Grant

Open Posting/Deadline

For grants with an "open" posting and/or deadline dates, please see our new Aging Grant Opportunities Web page.

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

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