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Center on Aging/MAGEC
420 Delaware St. SE
D351 Mayo Mem. Bldg
Mayo Mail Code 197
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-1185
E-mail: coa@umn.edu


 
 

The Center on Aging is housed in the School of Public Health and enjoys the active participation of many faculty and staff from colleges and schools across the University, including the Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Kinesiology, the Humphrey Institute, the School of Social Work, the College of Education and Human Development, and various departments in the College of Liberal Arts.

Announcements and Coming Events  

Summer Institute 2015: Using Technology to Improve Care Today and Tomorrow

"Good technology should create new opportunities to do a job that people want done." - Tim O'Reilly

Registration for Summer Institute 2015 is now open. This year's Institute features keynote addresses from Majd Alwan, PhD, of LeadningAge Center for Aging Services Technologies, and George Demiris, PhD, of the University of Washington Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies program. Co-sponsored by Leading Age Minnesota and Care Providers of Minnesota. Continuing education credits will be available.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 7:45 AM-4:15 PM
Place: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.

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Attention Students! Three new courses that apply toward the Certificate in Aging Studies and the Gerontology Minor!

May session 2015: LS 5950 Death: The Final Frontier, 1 credit; meets once on 5/30/2015 9AM- 3PM. Instructor: John Marboe, email jcmarboe@umn.edu
Summer 2015: PubH 6904, Nutrition and Aging, 2 credits, online. Instructor: Lyn Steffen, PhD email address: steffen@umn.edu.
Fall Semester 2015: PubH 5099, Population Aging and Health, 2 credits, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:35-5:30 PM Instructor: Benjamin Capistrant, ScD, Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies, email address bcapistr@umn.edu.

Scholarship Opportunities for Graduate and Professional Students for 2015-2016

We have two scholarship opportunities for students in aging studies: the Shelley Joseph-Kordell scholarship, offered to graduate or professional students who have a record of working with older adults and plan to pursue careers in aging after graduation. The application due date is May 6, 2015. Click here for the description and application.
Greater Twin Cities United Way is offering a variety of aging-related internships to graduate and professional students. Application deadline is May 11, 2015. Click here for the list of internships and the application. 

The Spring 2015 Edition of Old News is Now Available!

The newest issue of the Center on Aging newsletter addresses the long-term care labor crisis, continues our series "Perspectives on Retirement", shares the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging's core values, recognizes award recipients, and highlights several upcoming events and educational programs that we hope will be of interest to you.

Please share the newsletter with your colleagues. Changes or additions to the mailing list or news for future issues may be sent to coa@umn.edu

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Center on Aging Distinguished Lectures

Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Secret Struggle to Transform Health Care

Presented by David Barton Smith, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University. Professor Smith is the author of several books, over forty journal articles, and many research projects on the history and legacy of racial segregation and health care. This lecture will address the narrowing of health disparities after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, explore why and how it happened, the disparities that persist, and the lessons this experience offers to current efforts to assure equity in access to health care. Professor Smith is the first University of Minnesota Health Disparities Work Group Visiting Scholar. The title of this lecture is taken from Dr. Smith's next book, The Neglected Gift: Medicare, Civil Rights and the Secret Struggle to Transform Health Care,  Vanderbilt Press 2016. 
Date: Thursday., May 7, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Mayo Memorial Building, room 3-125
Click here to go to the registration form.

The Transitional Care Model: A Journey from Evidence to Impact

The Transitional Care Model (TCM), designed by Dr. Mary Naylor and a multidisciplinary team of colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, addresses the negative effects associated with common breakdowns in care when older adults transition from hospitals to their homes or other care settings. Importantly, the TCM focuses on achieving longer-term positive outcomes by preparing patients and family caregivers to more effectively manage common changes in health associated with multiple chronic conditions. A team-based model led by advanced practice nurses, the TCM emphasizes coordination and continuity of care, prevention and avoidance of complications, and close clinical treatment and management—all accomplished with the active engagement of patients and their family caregivers and collaboration with hospital and community-based providers. With the support of numerous foundations, the TCM has been successfully translated into diverse health systems and community-based organizations. Multiple NIH-funded clinical trials have consistently demonstrated the positive impact of the TCM on older adults’ outcomes while reducing total costs of healthcare.
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM, Reception to follow
Location
: Weaver Densford Hall, room 4-120
Click here to register.

MGS Annual Conference: Designing Our Destiny

This year's conference includes many information sessions, poster presentations for current gerontology students and faculty, plus a keynote address by former US Senator David Durenberger.
Date and time: April 24, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.
The Center on Aging and MAGEC are co-sponsors of this event. For all details and to register, visit mngero.org

 

GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules)

This collection of web-based training courses is designed for professionals who work with older adults, educators, and students in aging studies. GEMs are developed by experts in a variety of relevant fields. Each GEM includes a narrated slide presentation. The modules are free of charge.

 


 

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