October 2013 Issue | Volume 7, Number 10
A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging
Prestigious Award Received
Our own Center on Aging member Dr. Mike Castera, was honored at the October 2013 Utah Aging Alliance Conference with the prestigious Pioneer Award for excellence in teaching, research, and community service throughout his career.
Spring Retreat 2014 - Save The Date! March 24-25
Utah Commission on Aging
The guide New Trends in Housing For Utah's Aging Population is now available for free download at the Center on Aging Website, on the Utah Comission on Aging hompage. This new brochure is the product of the Senior Housing Workgroup, chaired by Commission member Alan K. Ormsby, executive director of AARP Utah. The brochure was written, designed and illustrated by doctoral and master's students in Planning and Architecture, Andrea Garfinkle-Castro and Tracey Bushman.
If you are interested in obtaining a hard copy of this brochure, please contact Holly Abel.
- Wednesday December 4th, 2013 Commission Bi-Monthly Meeting and Holiday Luncheon: from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at the University of Utah Olpin Union Building, Parlor A. - 200 So. Central Campus Drive, SLC, UT 84112 *attendees should please RSVP for luncheon*
2014 Meeting Schedule: Meetings will be held bi-monthly on Wednesdays, from 12-2 PM or 1-3 PM: Feb. 12th, April 9th, June 11th, August 13th, October 15th, December 10th
College of Nursing
Sarah Llanque and Catherine Dingley began as post-Doctoral students in the University of Utah College of Nursing Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence this September under the Cancer, Aging and End-of-Life program.
Ginny Pepper, Director of the University of Utah College of Nursing Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, was elected the President of the National Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Board of Directors on October 1, 2013.
Calling All Students & Trainees
Given the new academic year, we invite CoA faculty to provide us with the names of their students and trainees so that they can recieve CoA communications. Please send the student's name, email address and program information (including level of training - eg. undergraduate, masters, PhD or post-doctoral trainee) to Holly Abel at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a reminder, you are also encouraged to have your trainees apply for CoA student membership with your sponsorship. Please let Holly know if you wish to initiate this application process.
November 13, 2013 - Utah Geriatrics Society
Healthcare reforms will have a significant effect on the practice of geriatric medicine,
and this is the focus of the Utah Geriatrics Society which is holding its fall event:
Wednesday, November 13 from 5:00-7:00 PM
The Alta Club
100 East South Temple SLC, UT.
Free for UGS members.
Only $20 for non-members
RSVP by Nov. 1 to: Jill Driesel at saltlakecity-MCD@emeritus.com
Membership in UGS is open to professionals interested in the health and wellbeing of older Utahns. It is an opportunity to network with others who share interest in the care of older persons and the education of those who provide that care.
One purpose of the state affiliate to the American Geriatrics Society is recruiting local leaders as advocates. Local leaders are urging professionals in the field of aging to “Be at the table … or be on the menu!”
November 20-24 - Gerontological Society of America
The 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the GSA will be held Nov. 20-24 in New Orleans, LA. All program details and registration information can be found on their website www.geron.org
2013 Fall ESS/UVRL Colloquium Series
We have a great group of speakers. Please attend when possible and spread the word to your colleagues! All lectures take place on the last Friday of each month. 1:00-2:00pm - The location is HPR-N 238 [Click here for a 2013 series flier]
Biology - Brigham Young University
AGING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
NOTE: This is not necessarily a comprehensive list. Please Search for additional opportunities at Grants.nih.gov.
**Note: Due to the Government Shutdown, Grant postings, status and deadlines are still being revised. For the most accurate and updated information please go to the official grants.nih.gov website**
|Open Date||Title and Link to More Information||Funding|
Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) also R03 and R21 available
|8/28/2013||Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging (K23)||RFA-AG-14-014|
|8/13/2013||Audacious Goals Initiative High Priority Research Area: Intersection of Aging and Biological Mechanisms of Eye Disease (R01)||PA-13-332|
|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|
|10/03/2013||Macroeconomic Aspects of Population Aging (R01)||PAR-12-186|
See more at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2013/
|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|
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