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Dear All, I thought you would be interested in this. The Lancet editor is taking a strong position promoting equity on journal editorial boards. Two things stand out about The Lancet's announcements: Organizational level commitment to not serving on all male panels ( ie manels ) Organizational level commitment to editorial board gender equity NIH director Francis Collins recently announced that he will no longer serve on “ manels ”. Manels have been well documented on social media for years, and during conference season this is going to be a very big deal. I would encourage alerting organizational leaders to proactively look at how many manels ...
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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR ANNOUNCEMENT Title Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate ( The position does not have a teaching requirement). Department USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging Salary $60,000 yearly (100%) + benefits (refer to USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs) Work Week 40 hours Employment Dates 12-month appointment We seek a Postdoctoral Scholar to join our interdisciplinary team at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging located in downtown Los Angeles. The scholar would have the opportunity to work on the emergent field of recruitment ...
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One of the goals of the GSA Humanities and Arts Committee for 2019 was to explore linkages with other international organisations which host scholarly meetings relating to arts, humanities and aging. As the first of two communications, Theresa Allison and I give an account of how these topics featured at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics-European Region (IAGG-ER) in Gothenburg, Sweden, in May this year. As many of you will remember from the very successful IAGG World congress in San Francisco in 2017, IAGG tends to take on the flavour of the national meeting of the host country or region. So, just as IAGG World 2017 resembled a GSA ...
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FEBS Workshop "Ageing and Regeneration" Innsbruck, Austria September 9–12, 2019 Research targeted at defining conditions for healthy ageing is key to developing sustainable future societies. Moreover, regenerative medicine continuously strives to develop treatments and, as a long-term goal, cures for a variety of age-related disorders. The workshop will bring together experts working at the forefront of science in both ageing research and regenerative medicine / stem cell biology. As a unique feature, the participants will benefit from synergy available through the comprehensive inclusion of leading experts working in various domains of life, from plants, ...
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Hi everyone, I would like to share with you my research project, which was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as an Impact Case Study: https://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/case-studies/201805.html https://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/e-newsletter/627.html I am happy to discuss this with anyone professionals who may be interested in health literacy, client-centered care, and the gerontic population. Sincerely, Ginny
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The first dental guards I learned about in dental school were hideous.  They were these big, bulky, clunky horseshoe-shaped pieces of plastic; and they made it impossible to close your lips around.  Women hated them because they made them gag.  Men hated them because they felt a lack of control of their own mouths.  And they were both right. Through experience, I have learned different types of mouthguards are used for different types of problems, as well as different types of people.  For example, the first patients I was making mouthguards for were male day traders in NYC.  They ground/clenched ALL THE TIME due to the stress of their jobs.  Due to the ...
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The first dental guards I learned about in dental school were hideous.  They were these big, bulky, clunky horseshoe-shaped pieces of plastic; and they made it impossible to close your lips around.  Women hated them because they made them gag.  Men hated them because they felt a lack of control of their own mouths.  And they were both right. Through experience, I have learned different types of mouthguards are used for different types of problems, as well as different types of people.  For example, the first patients I was making mouthguards for were male day traders in NYC.  They ground/clenched ALL THE TIME due to the stress of their jobs.  Due to the ...
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A dental office can sometimes be impossible to navigate around in.  And, sometimes, a dental office can be impossible to get to!  Good news, however:  did you know you can get your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist in the comfort of your own home — and more? My grandmother knew she needed a new partial denture, but, even with four loving children to help her to my office, it was still a chore to get her into the wheelchair, down the makeshift ramp from the front door to the driveway, then out of the wheelchair into the car, then back into the wheelchair to my dental office, into the dental chair, etc, etc.  So, instead, we brought the dentistry ...
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A dental office can sometimes be impossible to navigate around in.  And, sometimes, a dental office can be impossible to get to!  Good news, however:  did you know you can get your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist in the comfort of your own home — and more? My grandmother knew she needed a new partial denture, but, even with four loving children to help her to my office, it was still a chore to get her into the wheelchair, down the makeshift ramp from the front door to the driveway, then out of the wheelchair into the car, then back into the wheelchair to my dental office, into the dental chair, etc, etc.  So, instead, we brought the dentistry ...
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Today we’d like to introduce you to Joy Poskozim. Thanks for sharing your story with us JOY. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I wanted to be a dentist every since I had to get braces. Unlike other twelve-year-olds, I relished the changes the braces were doing to my smile. I went from not being able to close my front lips together without stretching them to the smile I have today. Wanting to help other people’s smiles, I went to NYUCD for dental school, a General Practice Residency, and started working as a general dentist. Through continuing education, I found communication is an important part of dentistry, so I now am an ...
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TO SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY'S GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM ON MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017; 2-4 PM; J. PAUL LEONARD LIBRARY ROOM 121 FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://gerontology.sfsu.edu/content/announcements WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THER
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Meet Karen Karen Hirschman, PhD, MSW from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA Q: How long have you been a GSA member? A: Since 2005 (11 years) When I first became a member, I was not very involved and did not know how to navigate beyond attending the meeting and presenting. Over time, I found people with similar interests and joined interest groups. Getting involved in the interest groups and becoming a convener has allowed me to connect with people across GSA and expand my research network. Spending time each year with colleagues from around the globe, presenting and learning about the latest research in the field of aging is ...
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Meet Joyce Q&A with Joyce Weil, PhD, MPH from the University of Northern Colorado, in Greely, CO. “While it’s been said before: never lose the gerontological imagination in your work. Work with older persons as co-creators of your research…” Q: How long have you been a GSA member? A: I became a member of GSA during graduate school because my dissertation focused on the relationship of performance and self-rated measures and depression in older persons. I had participated in the mentoring roundtables as a doctoral student. Currently, I am completing my term as one of three conveners (co-leaders) of a Qualitative ...
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Meet Kevin Q&A with Kevin E. Hansen, PhD, JD, L.M from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, in Eau Claire, WI. “… figure out what really interests you and inspires you to be your best – then follow those passions. You will have a satisfying and engaging career, and you will have a greater impact on the world of aging.” Q: Tell us a little about what you are doing right now? A: I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in the Health Care Administration program. I teach quality improvement in health care, health care law and policy, and organizational leadership ...
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WELCOME BULLETIN Greetings fellow GSA Members -- I´m Sheri Doyle, communicating from Mexico. I´ve joined Open Forum as one of the site´s volunteer discussion facilitators. So, let´s get started! One of my pet peeves is that it appears to be socially acceptable to call attention to a child´s apparent age such as to say “how are you doing today, young man?!” but politically incorrect to call an older adult “old” such as through saying “how are you doing today, old man?!”. A young person may be recognized as young but very few oldsters are in favor of being associated with a ...
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Blog post by: William Schaffner, MD Last September, the National Foundation for Infectious Disease (NFID) held its 20 th Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference . At the news conference, I was joined by representatives of leading medical societies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to discuss the challenges of preventing and treating influenza (flu). To quote CDC Director Dr. Frieden at the news conference, “Flu is serious, flu is unpredictable,” and as such, NFID is committed to ensuring healthcare professionals are prepared to face each and every unique influenza season, especially in vulnerable populations such ...
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GSA is proud to work in the arena of vaccinations through various multi-stakeholder alliances. NAVP and ICAMP programs have been a big part of our 2016 agenda. In support of the NFID, find a new blog post from Dr. Talbot from NFID. Update: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines on the Horizon for Older Adults H. Keipp Talbot, MD, MPH If you’ve never thought about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) as a problem among adults, you’re not alone. RSV has long been thought of as a disease affecting infants, but emerging data has shown otherwise. Adults age 65 years and older have high annual attack rates and suffer disproportionate ...
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San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement invites applicants for a tenure- track Assistant Professor position in Gerontology beginning August 2017. Position description available at pace.sfsu.edu. Application review begins October 17, 2016 and continues until filled. Please see below: ------------------------------ Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar Professor and Coordinator Gerontology Program San Francisco State University San Francisco CA 94132 dyee@sfsu.edu (415) 338-35
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Meet Linda Q&A with Linda A. Hunt, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA from Pacific University in Whitefish, Montana “ Researchers learn from each other and generate more creative ideas and approaches to research and program development.” Q: How long have you been a GSA member? A: I have been a GSA member since 2008. Q: What GSA member benefit do you like best and why? A: I find the publications extremely beneficial. They provide the latest research information. Plus, I learn about new programs that benefit older adults. Q: How has membership in GSA benefited you? A: I teach gerontology and occupational ...
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Meet Xi Q&A with Xi Chen, PhD from Yale University in New Haven, CT. “An academic career is like a marathon. An enduring interest will keep our work innovative and maintain its momentum.” Q: How long have you been a GSA member? A: I have been a member since 2014. I joined GSA because of my interest in aging studies. The annual meetings allow me to be exposed to exciting innovative research and connect me with new friends and colleagues. Best of all, GSA has been very active organizing events outside the U.S., which benefits me as a scholar of international aging studies. Besides, the official journals of GSA, especially ...
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