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11/05/2019
2019 GSA Presentations by Miami University Faculty, Staff, and Students
Thirty Miami University Gerontology faculty, research staff, and graduate students will present at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX, November 13 – 17, 2019.
11/01/2019
On-Site Ombudsmen Lead to More Skilled Nursing Deficiencies on Surveys
Researchers determined that ombudsmen may direct assessors to more attention to on-site problems, muddying the waters of quality ratings. .
10/29/2019
Graduate Research Forum Nov. 1: 140 presentations, posters and art displays
Graduate students from all divisions will present more than 140 oral sessions, poster presentations and art displays at the Graduate Research Forum Nov. 1.
07/31/2019
Be Curious
We need more curious people in this field. When our curiosity is tapped that innovation starts to happen and we can see things a little bit differently. - Julie Kaminski, MGS '00
07/31/2019
Research by John Bowblis and Amy Roberts cited in Forbes article about importance of social workers in nursing homes
Nursing home residents and their families rely on social workers to help navigate the maze of decisions required to meet their often-changing health needs.
07/17/2019
Five things you should know about art, dementia and aging
A Miami University student works with an 'artist' during a recent OMA session.There are many kinds of dementias. Elizabeth 'Like' Lokon, founder and director of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) – an award-winning, evidence-based art program for people with neurocognitive disorders – uses dementia in plural form to convey the fact that it has many types.
06/25/2019
Elizabeth Lokon quoted in Journal of American Medical Association network article (JAMA)
As the number of people diagnosed with dementia increases and the search for effective treatments appears stymied, experts said that addressing future physicians’ attitudes has become more pressing.
06/07/2019
A new Scripps space devoted to collaboration
In 2016, the Scripps leadership team began to envision a physical space to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research and creation of innovative programs. Thanks to a lot of support and teamwork along the way, the Scripps Gerontology Center Collaboratory was completed in December of 2018.
06/07/2019
National research collaboration making a difference
The landscape of health and long-term care is shifting to better provide holistic person-centered and high-quality care for people of all ages. Age-friendly health systems and an increasing focus on the social determinants of health are manifestations of this shift.