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October 2014 Issue | Volume 8, Number 10

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging 

GSA Meeting November 5-9, 2014

The Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held November 5-9, 2014 in Washington, DC. This meeing is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world.

The University of Utah will be extremely well represented this year, with 4 Papers, 17 Posters, and 14 Symposia presented!

A full schedule of University of Utah presentations is available, click here:



2015 Research Retreat Call For Symposia

Dr. Kenneth RockwoodThursday April 2 - Friday April 3, 2015 are the dates for The 9th Annual Center on Aging Research Retreat. This event will follow a similar format as previous years, with a poster session on Thursday April 2, and a main session on Friday April 3 featuring our Keynote speaker and symposia. 

We are pleased to announce our guest keynote speaker will be Kenneth Rockwood, M.D., FRCPC, FRCP; Geriatrician, Professor, and Director of Geriatric Medicine Research at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The theme of the 2015 retreat will focus on "Comorbidities and Frailty". We are initiating proposals for symposia that pertain to this theme. Submission deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014.

Read Full Submission Details Here. 

Geriatric Nursing Program Update

Utah’s first interdisciplinary care management program was launched at the University of Utah College of Nursing in 2013 with 8 initial certificate students. We are pleased to announce that the program is growing. Eighteen students joined the first cohort working towards a master’s degree in fall 2014.

The program was developed through the support of a grant from HRSA, submitted by faculty within the University of Utah’s Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, to create an educational pathway to become a care manager. The program offers population-focused, interdisciplinary online instruction and includes a geriatric emphasis. To read more about the creation of this program, please go to this link

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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 


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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