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2008 Aging Exchange Poster Award Winners Announced
November 6, 2008
The Institute on Aging is pleased to announce the poster presentation winners from the 5th Annual Aging Exchange, held Thursday, October 16th at the William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill. Over 130 people attended the event that offered: presentations from award-winning UNC scholars in aging; recommendations from last year's Aging Research Retreat; reactions to the recommendations from Vice-Chancellor Dr. Tony Waldrop and attendees; a presentation from Columbia University professor Dr. Harold Pincus; and 40 student and faculty posters featuring aging research from a multitude of disciplines. The day concluded with a reception that showcased the student and faculty posters and provided the opportunity for attendees to network.
Through the generous support of our co-sponsors, we are able to award first prizes of $250, second prizes of $200, and third prizes of $150 to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. A single prize of $250 is awarded for the best poster in the interdisciplinary research category (sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for Aging Research: Uniting Scientists or ICARUS) and the poster that best represents campus-community collaboration (sponsored by Carol Woods Retirement Center).
The poster judges were Tony Caprio, School of Medicine; Anna Beeber, School of Nursing; Kirsten Nyrop, School of Social Work; Judie Svihula, UNC Institute on Aging; and Jen Wilson, Carol Woods Retirement Community.
POSTER WINNERS, GRADUATE STUDENTS
1st Prize, Janette Dill, Sociology Department, UNC Institute on Aging. Coauthor: Jennifer Craft Morgan, PhD, UNC Institute on Aging. Job Satisfaction, Intent to Stay, and Retention Among Nursing Assistants.
2nd Prize, Amber Collins, Biomedical Engineering. Coauthors: J. Troy Blackburn, PhD, Exercise and Sports Science; Chris W. Olcott, MD, Orthopaedics; Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, Orthopaedics; Paul S. Weinhold, PhD, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering. Stochastic Resonance Electrical Stimulation to Improve Proprioception in the Normal Knee.
3rd Prize (3-way tie)
Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku, Department of Health Policy and Management. Coauthors: Sally Stearns, PhD, Department of Health Policy and Management; Janette S. Dill, Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology; Thomas Konrad, PhD, UNC Institute on Aging. WIN A STEP UP for Nursing Home Quality in North Carolina - The Impact of a Workforce Intervention on Facility-Level Quality Measures.
Mairead Moloney, Department of Sociology and UNC Institute on Aging. The Insomnia Epidemic: Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment among Adults in the US.
Susan Rathbun-Grubb, School of Information and Library Science, UNC Institute on Aging. Leaving Librarianship: Turnover and Retention in an Aging Library Workforce.
POSTER WINNERS, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
1st Prize, Janakiraman Krishnamurthy, PhD, Departments of Medicine and Genetics, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Coauthor: Norman E. Sharpless, MD, Departments of Medicine and Genetics, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. p16Ink4a Expression Limits Pancreatic Islet Function in Aging Rodents.
2nd Prize, Shelley Hawkins, PhD, School of Nursing. Coauthors: Christine M. Khandelwal, DO, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing; Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, Program on Aging, School of Medicine. Telemedicine Intervention for Heart Failure Patients with Urinary Incontinence.
3rd Prize, Linda Ko, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Coauthor: Marci Campbell, PhD; Professor at Nutrition Department, School of Public Health. Mediators of Health Communication Intervention and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Older Colon Cancer Survivors Living in North Carolina.
This award recognizes the best interdisciplinary poster.
Stefanie Knauer, Department of Sociology, UNC Institute on Aging. Coauthors: Janet K. Freburger, PT, PhD, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC Institute on Aging, and Division of Physical Therapy; Timothy Carey, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine and Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research; George H. Holmes, PhD, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and NC Institute of Medicine; Anne Jackman, MSW, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Chronic Low Back Pain Among Older Adults in North Carolina.
CAROL WOODS RETIREMENT CENTER AWARD
This award recognizes the paper or poster that best reflects campus-community collaboration.
Erin Edmundson, Division of Physical Therapy. Coauthors: Mindi McLaurin, MPT, Division of Physical Therapy; Michael Marinello, MPT, Division of Physical Therapy; Tiffany E. Shubert, MPT, PhD, Division of Physical Therapy, UNC Institute on Aging. Does Participation in a 12-Week Balance Intervention Result in Improved Performance on Balance Measures and Balance Confidence?
About the Aging Exchange
The Aging Exchange is an annual research day on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, sponsored by the UNC Institute on Aging in collaboration with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research; Center of Aging and Health; Demography and Economics of Aging Research Program of the Carolina Population Center; ICARUS; Program on Aging, Disability and Long Term Care; Carol Woods Retirement Community; College of Arts and Sciences; and the Schools of Information and Library Science, Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work.
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