Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies
The Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies was created in 1999 by the Center on Aging, through the generosity of David and Elizabeth Fesler. Available to University of Minnesota faculty, this appointment allows the recipient up to one year of funding to pursue an aging related project.
2012-2013: The Center on Aging has named Niloufar Hadidi, Ph.D. the 2012-2013 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies. Hadidi is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, researching psychosocial interventions for treatment of post-stroke depression in older adults.
| Niloufar Hadidi|
|Past Fesler-Lampert Chairs:|| |
2011-2012: Tetyana Shippee, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health. Dr. Shippee's project is titled "Variability in Nursing Home Residents' Quality of Life: The Role of Facility Characteristics," and she also developed a new graduate level course called Social Factors in Aging.
| Tetyana Shippee|
2010-2011: Hee Lee, Ph.D., School of Social Work. Her project is a series of online continuing education modules titled Meeting the Health Care Needs of Older Adults: Health Literacy and Cultural Competency.
| Hee Yun Lee|
2009-2010: Walter Low, Ph.D., Medical School, Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Low continued his research using stem cells to treat neurological disorders that affect the elderly, such as Parkinson's disease.
| Walter Low|
2008-2009: Anne Murray, M.D., Medical School. Dr. Murray continued her research on the prevalence of dementia in kidney dialysis patients.
| Anne Murray|
2007-2008: Edgar Arriaga, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
2006-2007: Christine Mueller, Ph.D., R.N., School of Nursing. Dr. Mueller continued her research on nursing home culture change.
2005-2006: The '05-'06 Chair was shared by three faculty members-Rosalie Kane, Ph.D., School of Public Health; Phyllis Moen, Ph.D., College of Liberal Arts Department of Sociology, and Michael Davern, Ph.D., School of Public Health. Together, they pursued a project to strengthen the aging studies curriculum at the University.
Professor Rosalie Kane, Mrs. B. J. Fesler, Professor Phyllis Moen, and Professor Michael Davern
2004-2005: Diane Treat-Jacobsen, Ph.D., School of Nursing. For her project, Dr. Treat-Jacobsen designed and organized a multicenter trial of an exercise program to help combat the effects of peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia.
2003-2004: Deborah A. Ferrington, Ph.D., Medical School Department of Opthalmology. Pursued research on defining the cellular mechanisms of age related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly in the United States.
|2002-2003: Richard DiFabio, Ph.D., pursued a research project titled, "The Connection Between Eyesight and Falls in the Elderly," in order to help prevent falls. |
2001-2002: Ken Hepburn, Ph.D., pursued a project to expand training for individuals and families so that they may better understand and deal with chronic illness and aging.
2000-2001: LaDora Thompson, Ph.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical School. The first Fesler-Lampert Chair continued her research on geriatric rehabilitation, aging and muscle strength, and also developed a seminar series for Scientists in Aging Research.