May 2013 Issue | Volume 7, Number 5
A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging
New Center On Aging Website
Please check Your CoA Bio Page
Changes have been made to all Center on Aging Membership bio pages. In order to be
more streamlined and prevent duplications your previous CoA bio page has been removed and your name is now linking to an official
U of U bio page. We have tried to link each member with their most updated page pulling from FAR,
MBM, or Hospital. When those pages were lacking, we looked at your individual department
1. Go to the CoA Membership Directory Page.
2. Find your name and confirm that your photo, contact info and bio link is correct.
Please send any desired website updates or questions to Holly Abel at email@example.com.
2013 AGS Annual Conference
On May 3-5, 2013 The University of Utah was well represented with 1 paper and 7 poster presentations at the 2013 Annnual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society in Grapevine, Texas. These posters can now be viewed on the USpace Repository at uspace.utah.edu by using "2013 AGS Posters" in the search field.
2013 Rocky Mountain Geriatric Conference - September 9-10
Please plan to attend the 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or the Utah Aging Alliance – email@example.com
Upcoming Pilot Grant RFP
Please watch for the Pilot Grant RFP announcement which will be sent during the week of June 3rd.
The Utah Commission on Aging
The Utah Commission on Aging wishes to thank Senator Allan Christensen and Representative Jim Bird for their many years of service on the Commission.
We welcome our newly appointed Utah Senator, Brian Shiozawa, MD and from the Utah House of Representatives, Stewart Barlow, MD.
Other new appointments this quarter;
- Mayor Daniel McArthur, City of St. George (Utah League of City and Towns representative)
- Fahina Pasi, Utah Tongan Society (Ethnic Minoritites representative)
- Sarah Brenna, SL County Aging Services (UT Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging representative)
- Mary Street, Commerce Real Estate Solutions (Business Community representative)
- Bette Vierra (General Public representative)
A full Membership Roster can see seen online at http://aging.utah.edu/programs/utah-coa
Two new workgroups have been created to address issues regarding Aging Housing and Aging Education.
The next bi-monthly public meeting of the Commission will be held June 12, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 PM - at the AARP offices, 6975 Union Park Center Midvale, UT 84047.
For more information about the Commission, please visit their web page, or contact Anne Peterson, Interim Executive Director at Ap.Peterson@utah.edu.
College of Nursing
Kathy Wright (PhD), Lynn Shell (PhD), Lauri Morgan (DNP) and Lauren Land (DNP), all students supported by the U of U College of Nursing Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, received their diplomas during the College of Nursing Convocation on May 3, 2013. Kathy Wright was named the Outstanding PhD student in the College of Nursing. Congratulations!
Aging Grant Opportunities
|Open Date||Title and Link to More Information||Funding|
|5/03/2013||Short Courses on Innovative Methodologies in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R25)
|4/22/2013||Optogenetic Tools for the Study of Neural Systems in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01) [deadline 8/1/2013
|4/15/2013||NIDCD Research On Hearing Health Care (R21 and R33)
|3/22/2013||Development an Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R01) also an R21
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our logo: The bristlecone pine tree (Pinus longaeva) -
the earth's oldest inhabitant with a life span of 4,000 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
For more information about the University of Utah Center on Aging, please visit us online at www.aging.utah.edu