Here are some news items from WKU’s Center for Gerontology:
- The Center has been awarded membership in the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics’ Global Ageing Research Network. The IAGG, based in Toulouse, France, is building a large network to foster scientific development of gerontology and geriatrics worldwide. The aim is to develop an international research capacity and to involve Centers of Excellence dedicated to social gerontology, basic sciences and clinical gerontology. Experts will be invited to exchange information about all types of topics related to ageing; set up contacts between professionals; and build a collaborative research program.
- Dr. Kathleen Abrahamson, assistant professor of Public Health, had a study Does Cognitive Impairment Influence Quality of Life Among Nursing Home Residents? published in the latest issue of The Gerontologist.
- Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald, instructor in the Center for Gerontology, recently was elected as a Member-At-Large to the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). Dr. Fitzgerald is a co-principal investigator on the Bowling Green “Age Friendly Cities” project. AGHE is the only international organization devoted to supporting gerontology and geriatrics education and is an affiliate of the Gerontological Society of America.
Contact: Center for Gerontology, (270) 745-2356.