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Fall 2014 Spring 2015

Virginia Tech team wins caregiver design challenge

Katherine Allen receives 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Academic Advising

France Belanger receives 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research

Carlene Arthur receives 2015 President's Award for Excellence

Pioneering social gerontologist Karen Roberto named University Distinguished Professor

University's First Lady works in tenured track in Center for Gerontology

Toni M. Calasanti appointed to United Nations' International Institute on Ageing board

Karen A. Roberto will conduct online course Elder Abuse, Care and Resilience

Researchers study whether DVD-delivered fitness plan helps at-risk older adults

Center Faculty Affiliate Irene Leech honored by Consumer Federation of America for lifetime of service to consumers

Former Center for Gerontology Advisory Board member is first female rector of Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

Growth factors could be key to warding off symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and aging

Rosemary Blieszner takes office as president of Gerontological Society of America

Fall 2013 Spring 2014

Spring Research Forum Developing International Research Partners: The Aging Men and Health Collaboration, March 4, 3:00-4:00, Fralin Auditorium

Housing faculty members win national award

Tina Savla elected Fellow in Gerontological Society of America

Virginia Department of Transportation Mature Driver Study 2013

#HokiesW2K Tweetup focuses on social media in state elections

October 9 AARP Virginia to Host #HokiesW2K Tweetup at Virginia Tech Event to Focus on
Role of Social Media in State Elections

Center named as advisory board member of the newly launched, Institute for Innovations in Caregiving

Virginia Tech's Karen Roberto invited to serve on National Institutes of Health study section

Center Collaborates with the New River Valley Home Consortium

Center Affiliates Establish Partnership with Korea's Jeju Development Institute


Fall 2012 Spring 2013

Expert in aging to discuss ways elderly stay sharp for 35th anniversary of Center for Gerontology

Symposium opens dialogue about transportation and the aging population

Karen Roberto recognized for excellence in research and mentoring

How to Protect Your Parents from Financial Fraud

Grandparents acting as parents often do not seek support services

Spring 2012 Fall 2011

Rosemary Blieszner, Associate Director, reappointed to her second 10-year year term as Alumni Distingushed Professor

Free Webinar to be held April 2, 2012, Noon Eastern
Dr. Tina Savla will present Caring for a Spouse with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Daily Challenges, Marital Relations, and Physiological Indicators of Health

'Tis the season to be wary of elder financial abuse

Mild cognitive impairment distresses health of caregiver

Shortage of doctors trained to treat elderly grows more stark as baby boomer generation ages

Dr. Toni Calasanti, Professor, Sociology, and faculty affilate, contributes to The Real Face of 50

Virginia Tech researchers building new sensor that could stop falls by elderly, before they happen

Spring 2011 Fall 2010

VirginiaTech magazine, Preparing for the golden years

The last 'ism' in American society featured in Virginia Tech research magazine

Intimate Partner Violence & Rural Older Women-New Resources

Grandparents acting as parents often do not seek social services support

Spring 2010 Fall 2009

Dr. Adam Davey, keynote spearker at the 14th Annual Graduate Certificate and Awards Celebration, April 15, 7:00 pm, Fralin

Spring 2010 Newsletter

Associate Director of the Center appointed associate dean of the Graduate School

Center Affiliate Faculty awarded a $3.2 million NIH grant to evaluate resistance training for diabetes prevention in late life

Center and Human Development Assistant Professor Jyoti "Tina" Savla co-author’s Statistical Power Analysis with Missing Data-A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Spring 2009 Fall 2008

What Are Friends for? A Longer Life

Financial Abuse Costs Elders more than $2.6 Billion Annually

University researcher confirms stress associated with assisting older parents

Spring 2008

Center Affiliates Study Means to Prevent Falls among Older Adults

Center for Gerontology Champions Quality of Life for Older Adults

Gerontology Center director, associate director, leaders for national organization

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