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January 2014 Issue | Volume 8, Number 1

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging 

Spring Retreat Updates


On Monday, March 24th, 2014 our Poster Symposium will run from 3:00-6:00 PM in the University Guest House Ballroom. The Official CALL FOR POSTERS launched today. The submissions deadline is Monday, March 3rd, 2014. All Center on Aging pilot grant recipients, members, affiliates and their trainees are encouraged to present a poster. Full details and instructions can be found on the Center on Aging website news page at
Get Detailed Instruction PDF Here.




On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 our special guest 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.

In keeping with the theme of "Successful Aging: Years to Life and Life to Years" two sessions offering 3 concurrent symposia will be offered following Dr. Kuh's keynote. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
University Guest House
110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84113

8:00-8:10: Welcome/Intro
8:10-9:00: KEYNOTE: Diane Kuh, PhD 
9:00-9:15:  Q & A
9:15-9:40: Break

9:40-10:50 Concurrent session #1
(60 min presentations plus 10 min Q&A)

Room 1:  Ken Smith, et al: “Early life conditions and late life health”
Room 2: Richard K. Gurgel, Janene Holmberg, and Mitch Uddy: “Maintaining hearing and balance in the elderly- A multidisciplinary approach.”
Room 3: Patricia Berry, PhD, et al: “Whose death is it anyway: What is a "good death" and how is it realized?”

11:05-12:15: Concurrent session #2
(60 min pres
entations plus 10 min Q&A)

Room 1: Elizabeth Fauth, et al: “Predicting disability and promoting rehabilitation in older adults: implications for maintaining cognitive and physical function”
Room 2:  Natalie Sanders, et al: “Tackling the trilogy of falls, frailty and cognitive impairment”
Room 3: Anne Peterson, et al: “Liveability beyond the doorstep: housing options for older adults in Utah”


Seminar Series On Aging

The Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Aging theme is "Aging In Place: Addressing Barriers and Empowering Older Adults"

All seminars are open to the public. Location is the University of Utah College of Social Work, Goodwill Humanitarian Building, Conference Room 155-B. The Series may be taken for credit.

Monday, February 10  12-1:30 PM
"Long Term Care Policy in the Face of the Aging Wave"
Maureen Henry, JD, PhD Candidate
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Division Associate, School of Medicine's Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the Unversity of Utah

Monday, February 24 12-1:30 PM
"Caregiving - Resources and Seervices to Help Keep those You Care for at Home"
Sonnie Yudell, BS
Program Manager of Utah Caregiver Support Program at Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services

Monday, March 3 12-1:30 PM
"A Mental Health Centered Approach to Care Management"
Clara McClane, LCSW
Diretor of Professional Services at Jewish Family Service

Monday, March 17 12-1:30 PM
"How Can I 'Age in Place' Successfully? Step 1: Prevent Falls!"
Natalie Sanders, DO, FACP
Medical Director of the Faint and Fall CLinic at the University of Utah School of Medicine


Upcoming Events

Cardiology Grand Rounds

February 7, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, HSEB 3515B
"Reconsidering Clinical and Research Priorities Amidst Current Aging Demographics"

Daniel E. Forman, M.D.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Exercise Testing Laboratory 
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Exercise and Sport Science & Utah Vascular Research Laboratory Colloquium Series

February 28, 2014 1-2 PM, HPR-North 236

"Muscle Blood Flow and Aging Humans"

Michael J. Joyner, M.D.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology
Director, Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory
Deputy Director for Research

Calling All Students & Trainees

We continue to 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.

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.


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

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