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  • March 21, 2014
    Dr. Toni Miles, director of the Institute of Gerontology, was one of seven health care experts invited to offer their thoughts on "The Health Care Law’s Checkup" in The New York Times' Opinion Pages feature, Room for Debate.   Four years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Is the law working? What needs to be fixed? And what is beyond repair? "To understand...
  • February 24, 2014
    The Red & Black spoke with Dr. Anne Glass, associate director of the Institute of Gerontology, and Melissa Armstrong, and intern at the Institute about their involvement with the recent symposium, "Contemplating Aging," coorganized with the Athens Institute for Contemporary Arts, Inc. (ATHICA).   “What I’ve found from the research I do is that we don’t talk about aging,” said Dr. Anne...
  • February 13, 2014
    The University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology and the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc. (ATHICA) brings together art and community for a symposium focused on “Contemplating Aging.” The event will be held on Sun. Feb. 23 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. at ATHICA, 160 Tracy St., Unit 4. “We are very much an anti-aging society. We really don’t talk about aging and my research has...
  • February 10, 2014
    Dr. Toni Miles, director of the UGA Institute of Gerontology, recently made an appearance on the radio program, Another View the Radio Show.  Another View is an award winning, call-in radio talk show airing Fridays at noon on NPR-affiliate 89.5 WHRV FM in Norfolk, Va.  Details about the episode are below: ‘AV on Health: Alzheimer’s Disease’ Listen to this discussion of Alzheimer’s...
  • January 10, 2014
    Just as the ethical standards for medical research require that scientists be aware of the effects their research has on persons in the study, researchers from the University of Georgia and Armstrong Atlantic State University argue that attention to ethical issues should be a critical component of health care policy development. In a recent paper published online in the Journal of...
  • November 26, 2013
    Dr. Anne Glass, associate director at the Institute of Gerontology and associate professor of health policy and management, was recently recognized as fellow in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), as part of its Social Research, Policy and Practice Section. All 56 of the new fellows chosen for 2013 were honored during the GSA’s 66th annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans...
  • November 15, 2013
    In April, Dr. Toni Miles, director of the Institute of Gerontology and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was invited to discuss health care policy, Medicaid expansion, and the Affordable Care Act on inSocialWork, a bi-weekly podcast series produced by the University of Buffalo School of Social Work. Her interview debuted finally debut this month. Listen to the podcast by clicking...
  • October 21, 2013
    The Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan Task Force was created this past legislative session to address the growing number of people afflicted Alzheimer’s and dementia. “I couldn’t be happier that we are thinking about these issues in a formal way,” said Toni Miles, director of UGA’s Institute of Gerontology. Read the complete story at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • October 21, 2013
    Dr. Anne P. Glass spoke to the Atlanta Journal Constitution recently and spoke about her recent trave to the Netherlands where she witnessed innovative ideas about caring for people who have dementia. “Afterward I visited a traditional nursing home and was struck by the difference. I thought about how many people (who have dementia) were lying in beds in our own country,” said Glass, Ph.D...
  • August 23, 2013
    Because Alzheimer’s disease is considered a major public health priority, more than 40 states currently are involved in developing state government plans through various task forces. Dr. Toni P. Miles and Kerstin Gerst Emerson in the University of Georgia College of Public Health were invited to advise the newly organized Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Task Force. GARD is a...
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