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  • 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.
  • January 20, 2016
    The University of Georgia's "Thank a Teacher" program allows students and alumnae to express appreciation for teachers who have impacted their lives in profound and meaningful ways. If a teacher (e.g., professor, instructor, or graduate teaching assistant) has made a positive contribution to your university experience, consider sending her/him a thank you note. The Center for Teaching and...
  • January 19, 2016
    Join the Georgia Council on Aging (GCoA) for the first annual Gerontology Student Workforce Day at the Capitol where Gerontology students from across the state will come to the Georgia Capitol to learn about how to advocate and educate the legislature on what a gerontologist does. The day will be from 9 am - 2 pm and will consist of several speakers, some refreshments, an advocacy 101 training,...
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