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Health and Retirement Study: Cognition Data

March 27, 2018, noon EDT
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Health and Retirement Study: Biomarkers Data

April 24, 2018, noon EDT
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The Road to Boston: Mapping the Steps for GSA 2018 Abstract Submission

January 25, 2018

Be prepared to click submit on March 15 for the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting call for abstracts deadline. This webinar will enhance your knowledge and skills for submitting an abstract. Hear from the experts about the importance and process for submitting an abstract and how best to prepare an abstract for submission. GSA President and Program Chair David J. Ekerdt, PhD, FGSA, of the University of Kansas, and GSA Program Co-Chairs, Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, FGSA, of the University of Iowa and Sara Moorman, PhD, FGSA, of Boston College, will walk attendees through the ins and outs of the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting abstract submission process. John Beilenson, President of Strategic Communications & Planning, who has been advising scientists about communications for more than a decade will demonstrate how to make your submission stand out from the crowd.

Introduction to the Health and Retirement Study

January 9, 2018

This introduction familiarizes new users with the study including previewing available data, how to access it, and some tips on getting started with analysis. An overview of the study can be found in PubMed: Cohort Profile: the Health and Retirement Study (HRS).

Presented by Amanda Sonnega, Associate Research Scientist in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan (UM), where she is responsible for integrating communication, outreach, and education efforts for the Health and Retirement Study. She received her PhD through the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at the Johns Hopkins University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship within the ISR program in Social Environment and Health. She has lectured in the UM School of Public Health, teaching Psychosocial Factors in Health-related Behavior. Her research focuses on life course trajectories of physical and mental health; institutional and personal factors associated with vulnerability and resilience in aging individuals; and work transitions and their broad effects on health and well-being.

This webinar was developed and presented by the University of Michigan with funds from the National Institute on Aging and hosted by GSA.

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