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  • 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,...
  • January 4, 2016
    Srping 2016 courses began this week and registration ends 1/15! Two core courses offered this semester include: GRNT 6650 Aging in Society, Dr. Kerstin Emerson, Mon 1:25-4:25 pm: Discover the social and cultural aspects of our aging society. Topics include international and national perspectives about later life, media portrayal of aging, employment and retirement issues, and health disparities...
  • November 13, 2015
    The gerontology students and faculty at the Institute of Gerontology collected gifts and helped wrap packages for the “Be a Santa to a Senior”  program, organized by Home Instead Senior Care and the Athens Community Council on Aging.  It was especially wonderful to reunite with alumni- so great to see them doing excellent work in the aging field!      
  • November 10, 2015
    We are very proud of our G(erontology) Dawgs, who recently walked as a team in the Memory Walk. They raised money for the Alzheimer's Association and walked in memory of all of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and their loved ones. This video shows the team walking around the UGA campus, on a beautiful fall day in Athens, GA.    
  • November 4, 2015
    Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Brown Johnson, who successfully defended her dissertation today! Her dissertation was entitled: “Psychological constructs, diet quality, and intentional weight loss among post-menopausal middle-aged and older adult women”.   Committee members included Dr. Mary Ann Johnson (major professor), Dr. Emerson, Dr. Evans, Dr. Fischer, and Dr. Campbell.  Dr. Johnson has...
  • October 26, 2015
    On Saturday the G(erontology) Dawgs team joined the Alzheimer's Association in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. The students raised $450 for the cause and...
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