Seminar Series

ARIA began sponsoring a bi-weekly scientific seminar series in February 2003, with an average attendance of 30 faculty, students and community practitioners. Dates, speakers and topics are listed below. An overall evaluation was completed by participants at the final session. The average score was reported at 4.5 out of 5.

 

Room 111 AIME Building
12:00 – 1:00 pm

January 27, 2016
“Cognitive and Brain Markers for Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease”
Ian M. McDonough, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Associate, Alabama Research Institute on Aging
The University of Alabama
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February 24, 2016
“A Qualitative Study on the Facilitatores and Barriers to Physical Activity
Among Older Veterans”

Gina M. McCaskill, Ph.D., MSW, MPA
Advanced Fellow in Geriatrics
Birmingham/Atlanta GRECC, Birmingham VAMC
American Political Science Association
Congressional Fellowship program, Health and Aging Policy Fellow
McCaskill presentation

March 23, 2016
“Caregiving Families as Health Providers: How is that Working?
Sara Honn Qualls, Ph.D., ABPP
Kraemer Family Professor Aging Studies, Professor of Psychology
Director, Gerontology Center
Faculty Director, Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

April 20, 2016
“Reaching Beyond Conventional Roles: Strengthening the Voice of
Older Adults Through Activism and Advocacy”

Margaret Norris, Ph.D.
Independent Practice, Retired
American Psychological Association
Psychologists in Long Term Care

Norris presentation

 

September 21, 2016
“When Disaster Strikes: Rethinking Vulnerability and Aging”
Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor of Psychology, Director of Trauma Program
Risk and Resilience Research Lab
Palo Alto University

October 19, 2016
“Negotiating Sexuality and Intimacy in Assisted Living:
Findings from a Two Year Qualitative Study”
Elisabeth O. Burgess, Ph.D.
Director, Gerontology Institute
Associate Professor of Gerontology and Sociology
Georgia State University

Burgess Presentation

 

November 9, 2016
“Death, Divorce, and Debt: How Older and Younger Foreclosees Compare, and the
Race/Age Implications of Mortgage Debt in the Deep South”

Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD
Professor, Criminal Justice
The University of Alabama