Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

“Aging Across UW” Reception and Flash Talks

Posted: 4/15/2019 ()

Join CSDE on 4/18/2019, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, McMahon Hall, Pompeii Room, as we bring together students, faculty, and staff to discuss aging-related research and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Selected faculty members from Health Services, Anthropology, Biology, Social Work, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities will give flash talks on their research agendas and aging-related research activities happening in their departments. Flash talk topics range from the demography of dog aging, to the role of technology in elder care, to health disparities among older LGBT+ populations. Light refreshments will be served and there will be opportunities for further discussion and networking. Students and faculty from across campus are encouraged to attend and form connections with other UW scholars working on questions related to aging, longevity, and wellbeing in later life.

Speakers:

Clara Berridge, Assistant Professor, Social Work
“The Surveilling Nature of Elder Care Technologies”

Paul Fishman, Professor, Health Services
“Drivers of  Direct Costs for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias”

Hyun-Jun Kim, Caring & Aging with Pride Research Scientist
“Investigating Inequities in Aging and Health”

Tracy Mroz, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
“Aging in Rural Communities”

Dan Promislow, Professor, Pathology and Biology
“The Dog Aging Project: Linking Demography to…Everything”

Maggie Ramirez, Assistant Professor, Health Services
“User-Centered Design and Cultural Adaptation of a Virtual Caregiver Training Program”

Josh Russell, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Pathology (Kaeberlein Lab)
“Farming worms to study the genetics of age-related changes in extracellular vesicle signaling”

Janelle Taylor, Professor, Anthropology
“Searching for Traces of Care Relations in Medical Research Data”

Kathleen Woodward, Professor, English. Director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities
“Telling Stories Matters: Literature and Aging”

Date: 04/18/2019

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Location: McMahon Hall, Pompeii Room