Retreat and Research Day – November 2, 2017

Theme: “Community-based Health for Successful Aging”

Location: Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging atTufts University
711 Washington Street
Boston, MA

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8:30 – 9:00 am Registration, Coffee
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome
Sarah Booth, Ph.D. Interim Director, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition
Research Center on Aging
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 Gately, 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