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Upcoming Webinars

World Cafe: Current Research on Issues Related to Workplace Accommodation of Employees with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Early Onset Dementia

October 19, 2021
4 p.m. ET
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If you are a conducting research or are interested in discussing research related to workers who are identified as having mild cognitive impairment or early onset dementia, you are encouraged to attend! An informal format will allow participants to meet researchers from policy, engineering, business, occupational health, architecture and numerous other disciplines, who are conducting or would like to conduct research related to workers, organizations, technologies or government involved in these issues. The Café will be facilitated by members of a Canadian-Australian working group exploring a joint research agenda.

Presented by:

  • Arlene Astell, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Jen Boger, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • Catherine Burns, PhD, Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • AnneMarie Levy, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University  
  • Josephine McMurray, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Philip Taylor, PhD, FGSA, Professor of Human Resource Management, Federation Business School, Federation University Australia

Sponsored by the GSA Aging Workforce Interest Group.

Integrated Census and Survey Data for Aging Research: An Introduction to IPUMS

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
12 p.m. ET
See registration instructions above
Free for members; $25 for nonmembers

IPUMS — formerly known as the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series — offers free, harmonized census and survey data from the United States and around the world for aging research. These data can be used to study many aging-related topics, including caregiving, social isolation, disability, health, families, disparities, and work. This webinar will describe the data available through IPUMS, highlight their applicability to aging research, and demonstrate how to use the online data access system to create customized datasets. The webinar is hosted in partnership with the Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Life Course Center.

Presented by:

  • Sarah Flood, PhD, Director of U.S. Microdata Projects at IPUMS and Associate Director of the Life Course Center at the University of Minnesota
  • Lara Cleveland, PhD, Director of IPUMS International and senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota

Applying the Science of Behavior Change to Intervention Development for Diverse Older Adults

Monday, November 15, 2021
1 to 2:30 p.m. ET, Session I – Exemplary Studies
4 to 5:30 p.m. ET, Session II – Supporting Further Research
See registration instructions above
Free for members; $75 for nonmembers

The webinar speakers will present on how social and psychological factors shape health-related behavior change and will enhance attendees’ understanding of the issues by highlighting variations in mechanisms that create and sustain health behavior changes. In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Be exposed to various theoretical frameworks for behavior change, and how these have been developed and applied to diverse populations.
  • Hear examples of how various approaches can be used to improve behavioral interventions and healthy lifestyles for diverse aging populations.
  • Identify areas of needed research to better apply these principles to interventions for diverse older adults, especially for the development of interventions for Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Presented by:

  • Lisa Onken, PhD, Director, Behavior Change and Intervention Program, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health
  • Jun Ma, MD, PhD, FAHA, FABMR, FSBM, Beth and George Vitoux Distinguished Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Michelle Carlson, PhD, FGSA, Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; core faculty, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions..
  • Donald Edmondson, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Director, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, CUIMC.
  • Fadel Zeidan, PhD, Executive Director, University of California, San Diego, Center for Mindfulness; Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, UCSD.
  • Vincent Mor, PhD, Professor, Medical Science, Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice; Florence Pirce Grant University Professor, Brown University School of Public Health.

Presented in conjunction with the GSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting.

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