Director: Ken McLeod
This effort guides all others as research associates work together across organizational and disciplinary lines in designing and carrying out cutting-edge research designed to support quality of life for older adults and their caregivers.
Director: Shawn Berkowitz
The focus of this initiative is the educational collaboration of students and staff across disciplinary lines with the goal of creating best practices that will guide students transitioning from higher education to their work as professionals serving older adults in the community.
The Southern Tier Center on Aging will host Interprofessional Approaches to Assist Aging Families at Binghamton University on October 5 – 6, 2012. The conference will include keynote addresses by leaders in Aging-related care and organizations. At the heart of the program will be interprofessional practice sessions featuring interdisciplinary teams of providers illustrating complimentary intervention approaches to enhance quality of life for older adults and families. The interprofessional practice sessions will address five (5) topics traditionally encountered by professionals working with older adults and their families:
End-of-life planning & careMobility issues & falls preventionDementia syndromes & treatmentDepression & mental health issuesPolypharmacy
Registration materials will be available beginning in June 2012.
SUNY faculty interested in presenting their research during breakout sessions should submit an abstract proposal by July 16, 2012. Proposal guidelines may be downloaded here [LINK]
The conference director is Dr. Paul Gould. He may be contacted at email@example.com
This conference is sponsored by the Conversations in the Disciplines Program of the State University of New York.
Poster and Paper Presentation Request Abstract Proposal, due: June 30, 2012.
Please submit this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are awards made or ongoing since the Center began in Summer 2009:
Berkowtiz, S. (PI) and Bronstein, L (Co-PI) (2011-2012) Geriatric Consultation Clinic. $17,000. Awarded by the John A. Hartford Foundation to support development and evaluation of an interprofessional geriatric teaching clinic.
Bransford, C. (PI) and Gould, P. (2009-2010). Specialized Gerontology Program Grant (2009-2010). $10,000 funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation through the Council on Social Work Education.
Bransford, C. (lead); Choi, S.; Lee, Y.; and Bowne, H. (2009). Enhancing Quality of Life in Later Years. Awarded $6,000 from the Binghamton University Provost’s Inter/Multidisciplinary Symposia.
Bransford, C. (PI) and Pierce, C. (co-PI). Using Interpersonal Psychotherapy to Treat Depression and Anxiety in Home-Bound Seniors with Cognitive Impairment. Funded for $19,500 by the Binghamton University provost's office.
Bronstein, L. (PI) (2008-2010). Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Curriculum Development Institute. $5,000. Awarded for the infusion of content on gerontology into the curriculum.
Bronstein, L. (PI); Bunnell, K. (co-PI); Marshall, J. (co-PI); Gould, P. (project director); and Choi, S. (project eEvaluator). (2008-2011). Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education. $75,000. Awarded from the New York Academy of Medicine and the John A. Hartford Foundation to support field placements for MSW students with older adults.
Choi, S. (PI) (2009-2011). Hartford Faculty Scholar. $100,000. Awarded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and Gerontological Society of America to conduct research in disparities in the out-of-pocket financial burden and total health care expenditures among recently arrived, older immigrants.
Gould, P. (PI) (2011-2013). Pathways Project: Building Connections in Families Living with Dementia. $27,000. Awarded through Binghamton University's Academic Program and Faculty Development Fund to implement a dual service learning and applied research project involving arts-based interventions with families living with dementia. This project will be executed in partnership with local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA).
Gould, P. (PI) and Bronstein, L. (Co-PI). (2012-2015). Hoyt Fellowships in Aging. $27,000. Awarded by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation to support stipends for MSW students working in community agencies with older adults.
Lee, Y. (2009). Binghamton University Individual Development Award. $500. Awarded for establishing community collaboration with the Korean Senior Center in Flushing, N.Y., and conducting qualitative research about Korean American dementia caregivers.
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