News & Events

  • Dr. de Medeiros Partners with Alzheimer's Poetry Project to Study Effects

    Glazner sits in a circle surrounded by older residents of the Knolls of Oxford nursing facility. Glazner's hands are raised as he speaks with the residents who are working with him during a collaborative group poetry session for residents with dementia.

    Poet Gary Glazner and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project have been gaining attention recently. Glazner conducts group poetry sessions for people with dementia. Dr. Kate de Medeiros, Miami faculty and Scripps research fellow, has teamed up with Glazner to study the effects of these sessions on those with dementia.

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  • Annual Report 2013. How we met our mission. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

    Annual Report

    We believe in measuring and reporting outcomes. Each year we strive to demonstrate how we met our mission in the preceding year in our annual report. View our annual report for more details.

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  • Opening Minds through Art launches in Canada

    Photo of room full of older adults and younger volunteers together sitting at tables creating artwork. The tables are cluttered with lots of different art supplies and paints.

    We're excited to announce that Opening Minds through Art (OMA) was launched in Canada. This summer, staff from Strathmere Lodge, a long-term care facility in Ontario, were trained by Scripps OMA staff on how to conduct the OMA program at their site. You can read more at the Strathroy Age Dispatch website.

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  • Scripps partners with BU on new leadership course

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    Our staff developed a new online course with Boston University that shares lessons learned from high-performing home care agencies and nursing homes. The goal of the course is to assist long-term care organizations in improving the management of their direct care workforce.

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  • The PhD Experience

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    "All of the faculty are eager to work with PhD students"–Anthony Bardo, MGS '10

    In this short interview, Anthony describes his gerontology graduate experience at Miami University.

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  • Relationships that Last

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    "The faculty and staff at Scripps Gerontology Center work to build a relationship with their students that lasts beyond the commencement ceremony."–Anthony Williams, MGS '12

    Anthony William, MGS ‘12 is the a Project Manager at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices and was approached after graduation by faculty-mentors who wanted to help publish his thesis work. Faculty and research staff worked with Anthony to publish the work in the Gerontologist, a national journal on aging. The article was later picked up by the New York Times.

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Videos

  • Over 90 Years of Research

    Our mission is to do work that makes a positive difference in the lives of older people, their families and communities, and to meet the needs of aging societies. We accomplish this mission through research, education and service.

  • Shaping National Policy

    Marisa Scala-Foley MGS '95 explains why Miami was her top choice for her masters in gerontology. Marisa is the Director for the Office of Policy Analysis & Development at the Administration for Community Living.

  • Caregiver Respite - Research Spotlight

    Kathryn McGrew, Senior Research Scholar, and Jennifer Heston, Gerontology PhD student, describe a research project designed to find and evaluate strategies to support caregivers. The goal is to sustain care for older adults at home as long as possible and appropriate by supporting caregivers.

  • Building a Foundation for Your Career

    David Mancuso MGS '99 explains why he recommends the MGS program. David is the Director of Development and Community Relations at LifeSpan.

Highlights

  • in 2013 73% of our operating budget was funded by research

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  • 42 publications in journal, books, and reports produced by our staff and fellows in 2013

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  • scripps managed a total of 29 grants in 2013

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  • Annual Report 2013. How we met our mission. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

    Annual Report

    We believe in measuring and reporting outcomes. Each year we strive to demonstrate how we met our mission in the preceding year in our annual report. View our annual report for more details.

    View Annual Report

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