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09/08/2020
Carolyn S. Craig joins CAS as director of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging
The College of Arts and Science is excited to welcome Carolyn S. Craig to the dean's staff as their new director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Craig has worked at Miami University since 2015 and is credentialed as both a certified diversity professional (CDP) and an advanced certified cultural intelligence professional (ACCQP).
08/19/2020
IDEAS: 'The elderly' casually dismissed as expendable in age of coronavirus
Featured in Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News, Dr. Kate de Medieros writes an op-ed on COVID-19 and attitudes towards older adults. The article highlights the danger of ageist approaches of lumping older adults together based on chronological age and under the umbrella of vulnerability.
08/17/2020
Scripps Gerontology Center engaged in new federal grant to expand dementia-capable communities
The Administration for Community Living (ACL), has awarded a second 3-year grant to Ohio partners aimed at expanding dementia-capable communities and implementation of programs within underserved communities.
08/05/2020
Opening Minds through Art masks feature designs made by elders with dementia
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) has been selling cloth masks featuring 29 different artistic designs created by participants in Miami University's award-winning intergenerational art program for people with dementia.
07/02/2020
Survey by Miami researchers finds communication is key for families of long-term care residents during COVID-19 visitation restrictions
Scripps Director of Research, Dr. Jane Straker and Scripps Research Associate, Dr. Mi Sun Choi recently conducted an online survey to find out how families and residents are staying in touch, and how families feel about new ways of communicating with the facility and the residents.
06/22/2020
Miami's Scripps researchers find no link between nursing home residents with COVID-19 and facility quality
Bowblis summarized, "These findings show that there is no difference in the probability of having a high caseload of residents with COVID-19 based on the facility quality star rating. "
06/19/2020
Caregiving research study seeks families
Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University is looking for caregiving families to help test an online communication and care coordination resource designed to help families talk and make decisions about caregiving.
05/11/2020
Abbott named 2020 OAGE Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education
Katherine (Katy) Abbott, PhD, MGS named 2020 Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE)
04/13/2020
2020 W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award
The Scripps Gerontology Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Takashi Yamashita is the recipient of the 2020 W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni award. This award recognizes Miami University gerontology graduate student alumni for outstanding leadership in the field of aging.