July 2013 Issue | Volume 7, Number 7
A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging
2013 Pilot Grants Due Aug 19
Mark and Kathie Supiano traveled to Seoul Korea last month to jointly present a symposium for the 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress meeting.
The symposium, "Addressing the Need for Interdisciplinary Team Training", presented the work of an American Geriatrics Society Task force as part of the Partnership for Health in Aging. Its findings are available at http://americangeriatrics.org/pha/partnership_for_health_in_aging/about_pha/ and will be published later this year in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The Geriatrics Division is very pleased to welcome three new Geriatric Medicine Fellows into its training program for the 2013-14 academic year. All three just completed Internal Medicine residency training in our School of Medicine - Meg Skibitsky completed and additional year as a Chief Medical Resident.
Pictured here with their Hazzard's geriatric medicine textbooks, from left to right, are Natalie Manley, MD, Mary Spivey, MD and Meg Skibitsky, MD. We are excited about the program's expansion to three trainees this year, and about working with these future geriatricians. Please join us in welcoming them.
Awards & Recognition
The Gerontological Society of America has named Ginette A. Pepper, PhD, RN, FAAN, as a Fellow in the organization.
Dr. Pepper is the Director of the University of Utah College of Nursing Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.
In September 2013, Ginny will also receive the Life Time Achievement award from the University of Colorado Alumni Association!
Jennifer Morgan with the Utah Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), and Bret Hicken with the VA Office of Rural Health, were accepted as presenters at the National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference, which will be held September 9-12, 2013 in Arlington, VA. Their session is titled, "A Partnership Model to Connect Rural Veterans with Aging and Disability Resource Centers for Options Counseling." Their pilot project is aimed at improving VA benefit access for rural Veterans.
The Utah Commission On Aging
- Wednesday August 14, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Salt Lake City-County Building 451 South State Street - Cannon Room #335, SLC, UT 84101
- Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Millcreek Community Center 2266 E. Evergreen Ave. (3400 S) Millcreek Township, UT 84109 **attendees are encouraged to come early to eat lunch in the Evergreen Cafe for a nominal fee**
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Please plan to attend the 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference
August 17 - Be Well Utah 2013
University of Utah Health Care has once again partnered with Regence to bring you Be Well Utah! Join in the fun on Saturday, August 17 from 9:30 am - 2:00 PM at Rice Eccles Stadium
with free health screenings, interactive wellness displays, on-field activities, and
a Kids’ Corner. Drawings and giveaways are plentiful and everything is FREE! (admission,
parking, food and fun)
In conjunction with the free Wellness fair, the CARMA Center will be hosting its 4th annual free "Run In Rhythm 5K" to help raise awareness about Afib, a cardiac arrhythmia that affects more than four million Americans and causes 20 percent of all strokes. The fun run/walk begins at Rice Eccles Stadium Aug 17 at 8:30 am tracing a course across the University of Utah campus.
To ensure receiving a FREE T-Shirt, Register here.
September 10 - 2013 Rocky Mountain Geriatric Conference
Please plan to attend the 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference.
Accreditations have been approved for: AMA CME, ANCC, NASW, AAFP, AGS GRA, APTA.
October 10 - Utah Aging Alliance 22nd Annual Meeting
The Utah Geriatrics Society will present five breakout sessions during this conference.
For more information please contact Lynda Oderda Lynda.email@example.com or the Utah Aging Alliance – firstname.lastname@example.org
Aging Grant Opportunities
|Open Date||Title and Link to More Information||Funding|
|5/30/2013||Chronic Inflammation and Age-related disease (R01)||PAR-13-233|
|6/7/2013||OSERS: NIDRR: The Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Training Program: Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers RRTCs): Promoting Healthy Aging for Individuals with Long-Term Physical Disabilities CFDA Number 84.133B-10||ED-GRANTS-060713-001|
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 email@example.com.
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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