NC*AGING e-newsletter #111 | a service of the UNC Institute on Aging Information Center | January, 2012
IOA Bids Farewell, Welcomes New Employees
Coordinator to the Senior Leadership Enhancement Initiative, William E. Lamb retired in November 2011. Diane Wurzinger, Conference Coordinator to North Carolina Conference on Aging and Carolina Program for Health and Aging Research (CPHAR) Program Manager, retired in October 2011. After several years of dedicated professional leadership at the IOA, we wish Bill and Diane all the best in their retirement and future endeavors.
Please join us in welcoming Liza Cahoon, MA, to the IOA. Elizabeth “Liza” Cahoon received an undergraduate degree in Public History from Meredith College and an M.A. degree in Public History from East Carolina University. While working at the Health Sciences Library (HSL), she completed an M.L.S. degree from North Carolina Central University. Liza is currently an Information Associate at the Health Sciences Library, working at the User Services Desk and supervising student employees. She assists students, faculty and staff with finding needed information, creating guides, and providing assistance with bibliographic management tools. Liza received the 2011 Award of Excellence from the HSL and was the recipient of the 2011 Chancellor’s Award. Liza will be working with IOA faculty and staff for approximately 10 hours a week. She will help conduct personalized literature searches, update the Digital Library, and maintain the IOA’s physical library. Liza can be reached at email@example.com.
IOA Spring Seminar Series Announcement
Beginning January 2012, the UNC Institute on Aging Seminar Series for Spring 2012 will be held twice a month on Mondays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the UNC Institute on Aging, 720 MLK Jr. Blvd, 2nd floor conference room, Chapel Hill. A list of dates, speakers and topics will be published on the Seminar Series web page by January 9, 2012. The first seminar will be held on January 23.
IOA Pilot Research Program Currently Accepting Applications, Due 1/15/12
The 2012 Pilot Research Program is administered and funded by the UNC Institute on Aging with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The program is open to junior investigators (individuals that do not have a substantial funding record) currently engaged in aging research or seeking to change or expand their research into aging. The IOA will fund 4 awards, with at least one award per program emphasis in Aging and Diversity, Healthy Aging and Workforce Aging. Each award will total up to $20,000. Apply for the program.Apply for the program.
Gerontological and Geriatric Nursing News at UNC Chapel Hill
Dr. Palmer was invited to be a member of the 5th International Consultation on Incontinence Committee on Frail Elders (ICI). The purpose of the ICI is to facilitate the management of urinary incontinence by developing and disseminating evidence-based recommendations. More information about the process of developing recommendations through systematic review and analyses of the literature is located at www.ICUD.info.
Dr. Palmer has been reappointed to a 10-year term as the Helen W. and Thomas L. Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging at the School of Nursing.
Barbara W. Carlson, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, has been awarded fellow status by the GSA Executive Committee for her contributions to the field of gerontology, including “research, teaching, administration, public services, practice and notable participation in the Society.”
UNCG Offers Distance Gerontology Course for Spring 2012
The UNG-Greensboro School of Health and Human Sciences will offer an online course toward a Certificate in Gerontology beginning Spring 2012. Providing a foundation in gerontology for the understanding of older adults, the Health & Aging course fulfills a first-year requirement within the Gerontology Program. The three-credit hour course is taught by Suzanne Fitzsimmons.
IOA Well-Represented at GSA Annual Scientific Meeting
At the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) held November 18-22, 2011 in Boston, MA. Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, IOA Interim Co-Director and Professor of Health Policy and Management in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, co-authored of a paper entitled “Effects of Grandparent Caregiving: Evidence of Health Improvements for Grandparents in Taiwan.” IOA Carolina Program in Health and Aging Research (CPHAR) Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Chivon Mingo served as Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) Program Chair and also chaired the Task Force on Mentoring Symposium entitled “Life after Graduate School: Navigating the Process.” Other presenters from the IOA were Drs. Mary Altpeter, Dawn Carr and Victor Marshall.
The IOA was well represented by symposia, paper, and poster presenters. A list of sessions presented by IOA researchers is below.
GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging. As the largest interdisciplinary aging conference, the meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. More information is available at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting website.
GSA Sessions Presented by UNC-CH* Researchers
November 19, 2011
Tracking North Carolina’s Silver Alert Program using Spacio-temporal Data Visualization Technique
The Feasibility of a Generic Training Curriculum for Volunteers in Health Promotion Programs
November 21, 2011
Program Satisfaction and Stress Reduction among REACHII Caregiver Participants: Findings from North Carolina
Career Trajectories and Aspirations of Advanced Gerontology Doctoral Students
News from NC Researchers
Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Co- interim director of the Institute on Aging and professor of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, delivered the keynote address at the Technical Assistance Workshop for Minority and Emerging Scientists and Students Seeking Careers in Aging Research, which was held by the National Institute on Aging on November 16 in Boston, MA. Dr. Dilworth-Anderson's talk was titled, "The Importance of Mentoring Through the Pathways of Professional Development.”
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Geraldine Pierre, M.S.P.H, & Tandrea S. Hilliard, M.P.H, Social Justice, Health Disparities, and Culture in the Care of the Elderly, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (in press).
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Introduction to the Science of Recruitment and Retention Among Ethnically Diverse Populations, The Gerontologist (2011) 51(suppl 1): S1-S4.
Dilworth-Anderson, P. & Palmer, M.H. (2011). Pathways through the transitions of care for older adults. Springer Publishing.
Nyrop, K., Charnock, B., Martin, K., Lias, J., Altpeter, M., & Callahan, L.F. (2011). The Effect of a 6-Week Walking Program on Workplace Activity Limitations among Adults with Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research, 63(12), 1773-1776.
Palmer, M. & Park, S. (2011). Faculty of 1000 Medicine, 24 Nov 11.
Schoster, B., Altpeter, M., Meier, A., & Callahan, L.F. (2011). Methodological Tips for Overcoming Formative Evaluation Challenges: The Case of the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program. Health Promotion Practice. Accepted manuscript online: June 15, 2011, DOI: 10.1177/1524839910384060. This publication has been selected by the Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE) for earning continuing education units.
For a more extensive list of publications by North Carolina faculty, see New & Notable Publications.
New from the Digital Library
These are selected new additions to the AgeLib Digital Library. Each link below will open a new window displaying the AgeLib record, with a link to the publication itself.
50+ African American Workers : A Status Report, Implications, and Recommendations / report
Aging in place, stuck without options : Fixing the mobility crisis threatening the Baby Boom generation / report
The changing demographic profile of the United States / report
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