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Non-Academic Careers in Aging Research (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization/National Institute on Aging Webinar Series)

December 10, 2014

Ever wondered about career opportunities beyond academia? Want to know how to remain involved and influential in gerontology research and policy outside of university institutions? During this webinar, join GSA members Leland “Bert” Waters, PhD, and Tracey Gendron, PhD, as they discuss their experiences in diverse gerontology roles and ways to explore potential trajectories for non-academic careers in aging.

Navigating the Mentor-Mentee Relationship (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Professional Development Webinar Series)

September 3, 2014

The mentor-mentee relationship is essential to the development and success of scholars and professionals at all career stages. Establishing and cultivating a productive relationship can be uncharted territory for both mentors and mentees. This second installment in the ESPO Professional Development Webinar Series addresses various aspects of the mentor-mentee relationship, including finding mentors, delineating roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees across career stages, and managing potential challenges. Presented by Deborah T. Gold, PhD, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, and Psychology and Neuroscience, and Keith Whitfield, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, leaders of the GSA’s The Mentoring Effect.

This webinar was supported by The Mentoring Effect, a special project of the GSA Innovation Fund.

Increasing the Odds that Your Manuscript will be Published (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Professional Development Webinar Series)

February 7, 2014

Feeling the pressure to publish? Struggling to know where to publish? Have questions about the publications process? For many new scholars, navigating the publishing path can be both exciting and intimidating. ESPO’s inaugural career development webinar addressed issues that often arise during the race to get published and provided guidance through this sometimes sticky process by highlighting common pitfalls. Discussion presented by Merril Silverstein, PhD, Professor of Aging Studies and Editor of The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

This webinar was sponsored by the GSA Innovation Fund. 

Sleep Health and the Appropriate Use of OTC Sleep Aids in Older Adults

January 22, 2014

Nearly half of older adults experience disturbed sleep at least a few nights each week, and about a quarter of older adults report use of a sleep medication in the prior month. In October 2013, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), in collaboration with Pfizer, engaged national stakeholders in a discussion on over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aid use by older adults and explored strategies for improving safe use of these products. During this webinar, join multidisciplinary experts to examine aging and sleep disturbances, the current state of OTC therapeutics for sleep disturbance, and pharmacist perspective on gaps in therapies and clinical practice.

Speakers include Steven Albert, University of Pittsburgh; Phyllis Zee, Northwestern University; Thomas Roth, Henry Ford Health Systems; and Michael Toscani, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

This webinar was sponsored by Pfizer as part of a collaboration with GSA to support GSA’s campaign to address OTC sleep aids and sleep health in older adults.

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