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July 2014 Issue | Volume 8, Number 7

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging 

2014 RFP Call for Pilot Grants

The 2014 pilot grant submission deadline is Monday, August 18 by 11:59 PM MST.

Complete information and instructions for application is posted on the Center on Aging 2014 Pilot Grant webpage.

All In The Family

Two Center on Aging faculty members have children who have been accepted to the University School of Medicine. We wish to extend a warm welcome to Antigone Kithas, daughter of Dr. Phil Kithas, and Haley Carlson, daughter of Dr. Noel Carlson. Both women will become first-year med students beginning August 2014 as part of the Class of 2018.

Kithas and Carlson will join Lucy Brunker, a current third year medical student and daughter of Center on Aging member Dr. Cherie Brunker. Congratulations!

Utah Commission on Aging

MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Comes To Utah

As reported in last month's newsletter Dan Cohen's groundbreaking MUSIC & MEMORY℠ program, as featured in the award-winning documentary "Alive Inside", is being implemented in Utah!

Music-and-Memory-LogoThe Utah Commission on Aging has been designated as the coordinator for a workgroup of key leaders from local state agencies, businesses, clinical providers and non-profits to ensure successful collaboration of the Utah roll-out. Application of this program state-wide will likely offer great opportunities for research projects

Free Film Screenings of "Alive Inside"

Music-and-memory-imagesDon't miss attending an upcoming film screening and panel Q & A of "Alive Inside". These screenings are free and open to the public.

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues:

  •  Tuesday, July 22 - Salt Lake City Public Library SLC UT - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 14 - Viridian Center, South Jordan UT - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 16 - King Koal Theatre - Price, Utah 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 21 - Star Hall, Moab, Utah - 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 21 - Peery’s Theatre, Ogden UT - 7:00 PM

Monday, September 15 - Snowbird Cliff Lodge – [part of the Rocky Mt. Geriatrics Conference] 5:15 PM


Upcoming Events

September 15-16, 2014 - Registration Now Open!

Snowbird Ski Resort in Fall

12th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

"Unlocking Doors across the Long Term Services and Support Spectrum"

This Year’s Conference Will be Held at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Presented By: The Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah, School of Medicine

Details & Registration can be found at 

Program Coordinator is Jack Christensen at (801)582-1565 x2435 or
Please help spread the word by telling others who may be interested.

September 29-30, 2014 - SAVE THE DATE!

UAA LogoUtah Aging Alliance

23rd Annual Meeting & Conference

Conference Theme:
"Aging-What is the Alternative?"

Conference Location: 
The Yarrow
1800 Park Avenue 
Park City, UT 84060
Phone 800-927-7694

For Questions, please contact:
Andrea Garry
Convention Planner 
Phone 801-949-6768 Fax 502-508-1438


NOTE: This is not necessarily a comprehensive list. Please Search for additional opportunities at

Opening Date Title and Link to More Information Funding
1/5/2014 Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) also R03 and R21  PA-13-354
1/5/2013 Pain in Aging (R01) also R03 and R21 PA-13-058
5/5/2013 Alcohol Use Disorders: Treatment, Services and Recovery Research (R01, also R03, R21) PA-13-160
1/5/2014 Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) also R03 and R21  PA-13-354
4/28/2014 Network and Infrastructure Support for Development of Interdisciplinary Aging Research (R24) PAR-14-081
5/5/2014 Early Stage Development of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science (R01) PA-14-155
5/5/2014 Alzheimer's Disease Pilot Clinical Trials (R01) PAR-14-089
5/5/2014 Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R01)  PA-14-161 
5/16/2014 Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R21)  PA-14-159 
5/23/2014 Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30) RFA-AG-15-003
7/04/2014 Research Supplements for Aging Research on Health Disparities (Admin Supp) PA-14-256
7/05/2014 Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research (R43/R44)  PA-14-250
8/23/2014 Design and Development of Novel Technologies for Healthy Independent Living (R21)  PAR-14-119 
8/23/2014 Technologies for Healthy Independent Living (R01)  PAR-14-118 


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

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The bristlecone pine tree (Pinus longaeva) - the earth’s oldest inhabitant with a life span of almost 5,000 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
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Last Updated: 6/9/21