• July 25, 2016
    Despite the heat outside, the Fall 2016 schedule will begin soon! Check out our course schedule and consider signing up for some excellent courses in aging.  We offer both in-person as well as online courses.  For more information, go to: or contact Dr. Emerson at  
  • May 9, 2016
    A lot of discussion is happening based on the Forbes list ranking Atlanta as the American city with the fastest aging population. The article states that Atlanta's older population grew by 20 percent from 2010 to 2014. That's not the same as having the highest current percentage of older residents, but it is a wake-up call, according to Dr. Heidi Ewen.  For a full analysis by Dr. Ewen of the...
  • May 4, 2016
    On Tuesday May 3, the Institute of Gerontology held their our annual Student Recognition Ceremony. Everyone gathered to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduating gerontology students, and Dr. Ewen inducted the newest members of Sigma Phi Omega, the national gerontology honors society. The Institute was honored to have Eve Anthony as the keynote speaker at the event. Eve is the CEO and...
  • April 28, 2016
    Congratulations to Nikaela Frederick, MPH 2015 graduate, who was inducted today into Phi Kappa Phi Chapter #32. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi extends invitations to a highly select group of the best and brightest students and faculty. Nikaela received her MPH concentrating in Gerontology and Health Promotion & Behavior.   Congratulations Nikaela, we are very proud of your...
  • April 16, 2016
    Congratulations to Jackie Tachmann, MSW/MPH dual degree student, for winning third place in the Leonard W. and Marie A. Poon Student Mentoring Award! The award was presented at the 26th Annual Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics on April 16 in Pensacola, Florida. A copy of her abstract is below:   Experiential Learning and the Impact of Dementia on...
  • April 5, 2016
    For Careers in Aging week, the student gerontology club held a contest, asking students across UGA to complete the sentence: "Older adults matter to me because..." Not only did the students get some wonderful answers, but they engaged people from a variety of disciplines and encouraged them to consider gerontology as part of their future.  Photos of students with their entries can be seen here
  • February 17, 2016
    he Georgia Diabetes Advisory Board (of which Dr. Heidi Ewen is a member) is rolling out a PSA media campaign to raise awareness of prediabetes as well as the resources available for people at risk. This new PSA campaign aims to raise awareness of prediabetes, a serious health condition that affects 86 million Americans (more than one in three adults) and often leads to type 2 diabetes. That one...
  • February 9, 2016
    Gerontology Certificate Graduate (Class of '05) announced as Director of the Division of Aging Services ATLANTA – DHS Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden on Monday announced new leadership in the Department’s Division of Aging Services. Abby Cox, current administrative director of the Georgia Gerontology Society, will join the agency in April as Director of the Division of Aging Services. Cox...
  • February 1, 2016
    Drs. Emerson and Jayawardhana are quoted in this recent Washington Post article about the public health hazard of loneliness  
  • January 27, 2016
    We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts and invitation to attend the Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics. Please click on the link for details about the conference and abstract submission process.
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