Seminar Series 2008

January 28, 2008
“Stigma in Older HIV Positive African Americans in Alabama”
Susan Gaskins, DSN
Professor, College of Nursing
Pamela Payne-Fosters, MD, MPH
Deputy Director, Institute for Rural Health Research
The University of Alabama

February 11, 2008
“Lessons from the Trenches: Comprehending Trends in the Field through Submissions to The Gerontologist
William J. McAuley, Ph.D.
George Mason University
Editor-in-Chief
The Gerontologist

February 25, 2008
“Pain In Older Adults”
Ann L. Horgas, RN, Ph.D., FAAN
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research
College of Nursing
University of Florida

March 10, 2008
“Cumulative Adversity in the Life Course of Persons with Severe Mental Illness, Substance Abuse and Homelessness: Results from a Qualitative Study in New York City”
Deborah Padgett, Ph. D.
Professor, School of Social Work
New York University

March 31, 2008
“Opportunities with the Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research”
Richard Allman, MD
Parrish Endowed Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Aging and Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
University of Alabama at Birmingham

April 14, 2008
“Sarcopenia of Aging:Who’s at Risk and How to Stop It?”
Jeannine Clunk Lawrence, Ph. D., RD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Nutrition & Hospitality Management
The University of Alabama

September 15, 2008
Research on Environments for Dementia: The View from the Trenches”
Margaret Calkins, Ph. D.
President, IDEAS, Inc.
Board Chair, IDEAS, Inc.

September 29, 2008
“Early Trends in Medicare Part D Formularies: What it Means for Persons with Mental and Cognitive Disorders”
Dennis G. Shea, Ph. D.
Professor and Head  Department of Health Policy and Administration
Pennsylvania State University

October 13, 2008
“The Experience of Suffering in Later Life”
Robert L. Rubenstein, Ph. D.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
University of Maryland Baltimore County

November 10, 2008
“Barriers to Domestic Abuse Services among Older Women in Alabama’s Black Belt Counties”
Ida Johnson, Ph. D., Professor, Criminal Justice
Bronwen Lichtenstein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Department of Criminal Justice
The University of Alabama

December 1, 2008
“Comparison of Interview and Psychosocial Questionnaire Data of Rural Alabama Chronic Pain Patients with and Without Dementia”
Melissa Kuhajda, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
University Medical Center
Beverly Thorn, Ph. D.
Professor, Psychology
The University of Alabama