Research in Aging Series

Beginning Thursday October 2, 2014 - April 16, 2015

A new series of conversations on aging-related issues focusing on a strengths approach to later life.  Three times in each of the Fall and Spring semesters on thursday afternoons, we will meet to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration.  This series is designed for researchers, service providers, community advocates and others.

Spring 2015

"New Approaches for Fall Prevention in Older Adults"

Thursday April 30, 2015 3:00—4:30pm

214 Parker Hall, University at Buffalo, South Campus

"Research Roundtable: Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation with the Age-Friendly Erie County Initiative"

Drawing from her NIH-funded research project, "Virtual-Exercise at Home in older adults at risk of falling", Dr. Tomita will share her results on internet-based exercise.  This project was chosen as on of the 24 most significant aging research projects in North America by the jounal International Innovation.  In addition, she will present the study on functional exercise for frail older adults and talk about Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool.

Thursday March 5, 2015 3:00-4:30pm

214 Parker Hall, University at Buffalo, South Campus

Join this Research Roundtable to discuss and formulate a theoretical framework to guide research on aging-related issues including assessments, interventions, and evaluations of this community engaged work. The Research on Aging Series/CEPP is delighted to be collaborating with UB's IDeA Center as partners with the Age-Friendly Erie County Initiative. Potential funding opportunities from UB and externally will be identified for faculty and student projects that fit with this initiative. Researchers, service providers, and community advocates welcome.

Researching Person-Centeredness: Identity, Independance, and Care

Thursday, February 26, 2015 3:00-4:30pm

213 Parker Hall, University at Buffalo, South Campus

Davina Porock, PhD, RN

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Center for Nursing Research and Director, Institute for Person-Centered Care, University at Buffalo

For the older adult who is frail or cognitively impaired, sustaining the integrity of personhood becomes increasingly difficult as "care" is increasingly required.  This session will explore identity and stigma in this group with a particular emphasis on the person living with dementia.

Fall 2014

Race, Ethnicity and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherance: Does Medicare Part D Help?

Louanne Bakk, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director, Institute for Innovative Aging Policy and Practice, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:00 - 4:30pm

107 Capen Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus

Healthspan and Frailty in the Elderly

Bruce Troen, MD

Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Palliatve Medicine, UB Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:00 - 4:30pm  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

107 Capen Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus

"The Town Square for Aging: An Innovative Community-University Partnership"

Diane Bessel , PhD, MSSA

Department of Social Work and Sociology, Daemen College; Non-Profit Consultant, formerly at United Way and t he Homeless Alliance of WNY

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:00 - 4:30pm

509 O'Brian Hall, Law School Conference Room, University at Buffalo, North Campus