03/17/2017
2017 Colonial Services Long-Term Care Research Award Recipients
The Colonial Services Long-Term Care Research award is presented to a gerontology graduate student for outstanding research or program development in long-term care. The award is funded by a contribution from Colonial Senior Services of Hamilton, Ohio to the Scripps Gerontology Center. The 2017 awardees are Morgan Liddic and Nathan Sheffer.
02/23/2017
Phyllis Cummins named Researcher of the Year by Ohio gerontology association
Phyllis Cummins, senior research scholar for Scripps Gerontology Center, was selected as Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). The award recognizes individuals in Ohio's aging network whose research has improved services, advanced knowledge, or supported the expansion of research in the field of gerontology in Ohio or nationally.
02/07/2017
Miami gerontology professor named OAGE Educator of the Year
Kate de Medeiros, associate professor of sociology and gerontology and the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor of Gerontology, has been named Educator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE).
02/07/2017
Webinar | Achieving Caregiver Respite and Support: A Strategy in Four Levels
FREE Webinar Wednesday, March 29, 2017 || How can we enhance the work we do with and on behalf of the family caregivers who are so vital to our system of long-term services and supports? There are multiple ways, and no single set of services or supports fits all.
02/01/2017
Suzanne Kunkel on solutions to support retirees
The world’s working-age population is shrinking faster than expected, leaving fewer people to support a growing number of seniors, according to the Bloomberg Sunset Index. …
01/27/2017
Heather Menne is 2017 Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
We are pleased to announce that Heather Menne is the recipient of the 2017 Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award. A 2001 graduate of the Master of Gerontological Studies program, Heather went on to earn a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Sociology of Aging and Medical Sociology from Case Western Reserve University in 2006.
01/24/2017
A children’s book featuring Opening Minds through Art (OMA) artwork is receiving national attention.
OMA-book-spread-cover-399x250.jpgWhy Can’t Grandma Remember my Name, by Kent L. Karosen and Chana Stiefel, is a children’s book explaining Alzheimer’s disease using artwork created by children juxtaposed with art created by OMA artists. It demonstrates the creativity that is within all of us, regardless of age or cognitive status.
01/09/2017
Miami University's OMA program receives national Alzheimer's legacy award
Opening Minds through Art (OMA), developed at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center, has received a 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award in the Creative Expression category.
01/04/2017
Miami's 3rd annual CIQS Day introduces STEM careers to area high school female students
Miami is hosting its 3rd annual Careers Involving Quantitative Skills (CIQS, pronounced "kicks") event, a day designed to encourage female high school students to pursue a career in STEM or in other fields that require good quantitative skills