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Executive Director Katy Abbott Published in September 2022 Issue of JAMDA
Executive Director Dr. Katy Abbott's article "Applying Agile Methodology to Reengineer the Delivery of Person-Centered Care in a Nursing Home: A Case Study” was published in the September 2022 issue of JAMDA - the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Centennial Celebration was "One for the Ages"
The Scripps Gerontology Center celebrated its 100th anniversary on September 9 and 10 with festivities on the Oxford campus. People from all over the country came together to celebrate.
Robert Applebaum, Ph.D. receives Elaine M. Brody Thought Leader Award from GSA
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) recognized Professor of Gerontology and Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Project Robert Applebaum, Ph.D., FGSA, with the Elaine M. Brody Thought Leader Award for his exceptional policy, social research, and practice contributions.
October "One for the Ages" Lunchtime Presentation
How can a Gerontology degree serve you in policy and practice in Washington, DC (and elsewhere)? Come to this lunch and learn session to hear from Marisa Scala-Foley, a 1995 MGS graduate whose career began at Scripps and has ended up in the federal government and association leadership. Learn about how her work has led her back to work with Scripps and how that work is transforming the Aging Network.
Virtual Open House Scheduled in November
Are you or someone you know interested in gerontology? Scripps Gerontology Center and the Department of Sociology and Gerontology invite you to a virtual open house to learn more about Miami University graduate programs in gerontology!
August "One for the Ages" Lunchtime Presentation
On Friday, August 26, join us for a virtual lunchtime presentation on "No Easy Answer to Nursing Shortage: An Autoethnography of a CNA Job" presented by alumna Jacquelyn Manning Dantis.
Katherine "Katy" Abbott, Ph.D. named Executive Director of Scripps Gerontology Center
Katherine "Katy" Abbott, Ph.D., MGS was named Executive Director of Scripps Gerontology Center, effective July 18, 2022. In this role, she is responsible for successful leadership, management, and strategic actions that align with university goals and support the organization's mission.
Katy Abbott, Ph.D. announced as 2022 Health Care Systems Scholars Program awardee
Professor Katy Abbott, Ph.D., MGS, was recently awarded a grant from the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory as a 2022 Health Care Systems Scholars. This program offers investigators an opportunity to work directly with health care systems interested in improving the care provided to people living with dementia and their care partners.
Suzanne R. Kunkel Transformational Leadership in Aging Award Established
The Suzanne R. Kunkel Transformational Leadership in Aging Award will provide graduate students funds to support their travel to attend a professional conference or educational workshop that will allow them to advance their skills and knowledge about leadership and innovation in the field of aging.