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The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center

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Promoting Healthy Aging through Research and Education

The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center at UMass Dartmouth is a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to research and programs that provide education on the aging process and promote healthy, active living.

Gerontology minor Anna-Rae LeClaire has been invited to participate in the preliminary round of the undergraduate thesis competition on April 22nd sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research. She will orally present a 3-minute summary of her completed honor's thesis research.

The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center recently launched their Facebook page. Please find us as "UMass Dartmouth Gerontology" and visit often for updates at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UMass-Dartmouth-Gerontology/303724769759712

UMass Dartmouth was 1 of 18 regional and doctoral research institutions to receive competitive funding from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) to host Careers in Aging Week this year. Other recipients included Penn State and The University of Washington.

Gerontological Society of America Student Ambassador:

Senior Nursing student and Gerontology minor Anna-Rae LeClaire has been enrolled for a one-year term as the Gerontological Society of America Student Ambassador at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  Universities around the country are invited to apply for the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Ambassador program and this position is awarded to gerontology programs with a dedication to advancing aging awareness and research. As UMass Dartmouth’s first Student Ambassador, Anna-Rae is excited about the field of aging and eager to coordinate and generate aging-related interests on campus in partnership with the Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center. Center Director Andrew Revell serves as the Faculty Advisor for the GSA Ambassador Program at UMass Dartmouth.

Research Featured on NPR - UMD's Dr. Aminda O'Hare, Assistant Professor of Psychology, discusses her research on the interaction of emotions and cognition. Her research investigates the circumstances that lead to emotions interfering with our cognitive processes, and emotions that facilitate our cognitive process. For more on this fascinating topic, listen to the interview.

Center Director, Dr. Andrew Revell, and his multidisciplinary research team Professors Elizabeth Chin and M. Gloria DeSa, were awarded a $25,000 competitive internal seed grant from the Office of the Provost. The study, titled "Cognitive Status and Health Assessment Tools for Cross-Cultural Community Engagement," is now recruiting adult participants ages 50 and over. For more information, please email us at: healthyaging@umassd.edu, or call (508) 999-8376.

In the news: Scientists discover 11 new gene variants linked to Alzheimer’s disease - In the largest genetic analysis of Alzheimer's Disease, a recent study doubles the known gene variants linked to the disease. Published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics, the study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes on Aging and the International Genomic Alzheimer’s Project.

Coastline Elderly Services hosts Annual Meeting and asks Center Director, Dr. Andrew Revell, to be the key note speaker. Dr. Revell's presentation, "Reduction of Cognitive Decline in Late Life: How to Age Successfully " is featured in November issue of Senior Scope.

Center Director, Dr. Andrew Revell, and his Southcoast Cognitive Aging Study are featured in: OJornal (7/12/13, published in English and Portuguese) and SouthCoast Prime Times (see p. 23 of July/Aug 2013), Taunton Gazette and Fall River Herald

Congratulations to Lauren Papa, Gerontology Minor and Psychology Major who won Second Place at the 2013 Celebration of Undergraduate Research Day Competition "Occupational Prestige Predicting Cognitive Performance in Older Adults"

Center Director, Dr. Andrew Revell presents "Maximizing the Aging Brain: Empirically
Tested Cognitive Training Approaches"
at the 2013 Northeast Lifelong Learning Conference: Live, Learn, Connect, hosted by the University's The Second Half Lifelong Learning Institute April 19 & 20th in New Bedford, MA. Links referenced: Posit Science's Brain HQ, Brain HQ Attention and Brain HQ Brain Speed.

The Center is a member institution of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), the Educational Unit of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).
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Learn more about our Research, Education, Seminar Series, Outreach, and Partnerships.

For more information, please email us at: healthyaging@umassd.edu, or call (508) 999-8376.

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