March 2014 Issue | Volume 8, Number 3
A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging
Retreat In Review
We wish to thank everyone who particiapted in our 8th Annual Research Retreat held on Monday March 24 - Tuesday March 25th!
This was our largest annual event to date. We enjoyed the participation of 39 Poster presentations, six Symposia teams, and over 200 guests who attended the combined two-day event.
Photos from the 2014 Research Retreat are available online to view, share or download at https://centeronaging.shutterfly.com/157
Monday March 24 ~ Poster Session
This year, we welcomed 39 poster presenatations from across the spectrum of aging
related fields. We were thrilled to have 24 posters in our Trainee category.
We'd like to congratulate our two winning trainees!
1. Biological Science Category: Priscilla Auduong, Second Year Medical Student (shown with Dr. Supiano at left); “Auditory Cortical Volumes in Patients with Dementia”
2. Social Science Category: Tara L. Queen, Ph.D. (shown at right) “Associations between Cognitive Ability and Coping Strategies in Older Couples Dealing with Prostate Cancer”
This year's conference was International! We welcomed distinguished guests Dr. Nanako Tamiya, and her team from the Center for Global Aging, The University of Tsukuba, Japan. Additional collegues attended from their extension campus in Mexico. All were hosted by Dr. Marilyn Luptak.
Tuesday Mark 25 ~ General Session
SYMPOSIAIn 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.
See all of the photos for this event here: See all the Photos! https://centeronaging.shutterfly.com/157
We look forward to seeing you at our 9th Annual Research Retreat - Spring 2015!
Your feedback and suggestions are welcome! Please send to Holly Abel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Members In The News
Dr. Ginette Pepper, Director of the UU Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence and Rumei Yang, a Hartford PhD student, presented “Chinese Nurse Visiting Scholars; Challenges and
Strategies for Success” during the US-Sino Forum (March 9 – 11) in Durham, NC.
Lucille Brunker received a 2014 Clinical Student Research Award from the American Geriatrics Society; See more at American Geriatrics.org.
April 3, 2014 - The Gerald Rothstein, MD Endowed Lecture
7:45 - 8:45 am - HSEB 1730 / Medical Grand Rounds "Geriatric Cardiology - Embracing Complexity" - presented by Mathew Maurer, MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - More info linked here.
April 14-16, 2014 - Utah Public Health Conference
Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah
April 14, Pre-Conference Session: Bridges Out of Poverty
This all day session is a starting point where one can develop accurate mental models of poverty, middle class and wealth. It is a new lens through which participants can view themselves, their clients and the community. Participants can being to work on front-line staff skills and to develop new program designs in order to improve relationships and outcomes.
April 15-16 Full Conference Sessions
Early Registration is extended to April 4 - register online at www.upha.org/conference
April 16th, 2014 - National Health Decision Week
The 7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day will be held on April 16th, 2014. Huntsman Cancer Institute and University Hospital will be hosting booths all week to answer questions and assist with filling out Adavance Healthcare Directives. Free information packets are available and can be requested from HCI's Cancer Learning Center.
Seminar Series On Aging
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, April 7 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm
“How to Keep Someone with Dementia at Home and Knowing When it is Time to Make a Move” - Kate Nederostek, MGS, CDP
Director of Programs, Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter
Monday, April 21 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Capstone Lecture: “Aging ‘In’ and ‘Out' of Place: Toward Understanding and Intervention” - Graham Rowles, PhD
Chair of the Department of Gerontology and Director of the Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky
AGING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
NOTE: This is not necessarily a comprehensive list. Please Search for additional opportunities at Grants.nih.gov.
|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|
|5/5/2014||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|
|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
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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