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Healthy Active Aging at Tufts Annual Research Day- "Community Based Health for Successful Aging"

  • HNRCA Bldg 711 Washington Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)

REGISTER NOW – ATTEND ONE OR MORE SESSIONS

SCHEDULE

8:30 – 9:00 am

Registration, Coffee

9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome
Roger Fielding, Ph.D.

HA2T Steering Committee Chair; Senior Scientist and Director, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Lab, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research
Center on Aging

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Elizabeth Marfeo, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
“Advancing Measures of Late Life Disability within the National Health and
Aging Trends Study”

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Megan Gatley, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
“Home Safe Home: Virtual Home Safety Evaluations for Dementia”

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Keren Ladin, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
“Navigating Difficult Decisions: Improving Decisional Quality Among Older Adults
with Kidney Disease”

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Linda Tickle-Degnen, Professor, Director of Health Quality of Life Lab,
Occupational Therapy
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
“Healthy and Active Aging with Parkinson’s Disease: Is it Possible?”

11:15 a.m.

BREAK

11:30 – noon

Pilot Project
“Saving Sight by Developing an Early Warning for Age-related Macular Degeneration”
James Baleja, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

 

Pilot Project
“Resisting Against Aging-Associated Osteoarthritis: Is Ghrelin the Key?”
Li Zeng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Box Lunch and poster viewing

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Keynote “Walking Toward a Healthier Brain and Mind”
Art Kramer, Ph.D. Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education and Professor of Psychology & Engineering
Northeastern University

2:35 – 3:05 pm

Focused discussion session (choose one)
Developing a Course on Aging – Allen Taylor (leader)
Planning for a Healthy 2030 – Athena Papas (leader)

3:10 – 3:40 pm

Focused discussion session (choose one)
Pursuing a T32 Training Grant – Henry Wortis (leader)
Global Aging Initiatives – Roger Fielding (leader)

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Final remarks/wrap up

 

Later Event: November 3
ACTIVE AGING: REVERE COFFEE CLUB