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08/19/2020
IDEAS: 'The elderly' casually dismissed as expendable in age of coronavirus
Featured in Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News, Dr. Kate de Medieros writes an op-ed on COVID-19 and attitudes towards older adults. The article highlights the danger of ageist approaches of lumping older adults together based on chronological age and under the umbrella of vulnerability.
08/17/2020
Scripps Gerontology Center engaged in new federal grant to expand dementia-capable communities
The Administration for Community Living (ACL), has awarded a second 3-year grant to Ohio partners aimed at expanding dementia-capable communities and implementation of programs within underserved communities.
08/05/2020
Opening Minds through Art masks feature designs made by elders with dementia
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) has been selling cloth masks featuring 29 different artistic designs created by participants in Miami University's award-winning intergenerational art program for people with dementia.
07/05/2020
New Social Justice Studies study away program delivers service and experiential learning for students
Department of Sociology and Gerontology chair Stephen Lippmann and visiting instructor of sociology, social justice studies, and journalism Mark Curnutte have created a service-based experiential learning program designed to give students an in-depth experience to build on the course content they learn during class.
07/02/2020
Survey by Miami researchers finds communication is key for families of long-term care residents during COVID-19 visitation restrictions
Scripps Director of Research, Dr. Jane Straker and Scripps Research Associate, Dr. Mi Sun Choi recently conducted an online survey to find out how families and residents are staying in touch, and how families feel about new ways of communicating with the facility and the residents.
06/30/2020
Psychology department houses new center to support and advocate for children and families of the incarcerated
Two psychology faculty have received funding to move forward with their department's new Center for the Study and Support of Children and Families of the Incarcerated (CSSCFI), which will conduct research on children with parents in prison and advocate for the needs of children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers.
06/19/2020
Caregiving research study seeks families
Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University is looking for caregiving families to help test an online communication and care coordination resource designed to help families talk and make decisions about caregiving.
05/11/2020
Abbott named 2020 OAGE Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education
Katherine (Katy) Abbott, PhD, MGS named 2020 Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE)
05/11/2020
CAS Faculty Tenure and Promotions
The College of Arts and Science proudly announces faculty who have received tenure and/or promotions this spring.