Portia Cornell, Investigator, Center for Gerontology was recently awarded a USC AD RCMAR Pilot Award. This pilot award is for scholars in the early stages of their research career from academic and research institutions and who are interested in conducting research on the health and economic wellbeing of minority elder populations. This funding cycle was for scholars who have a special interest in cognitive decline and/or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Congratulations to Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, PhD, Assistant Professor, here at the Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research. Dr. Rivera-Hernandez was awarded the Early Stages Disparities Investigator Award at the 2020 Academy Health Virtual Meeting. A quote from Dr.
Kali S. Thomas, Associate Professor, has just been recently named as one of the 33 individuals for fellow status within the Gerontological Society of America. Fellow status is peer recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology and represents the highest class of membership. This distinction comes at varying points in a person’s career and is given for diverse activities that include research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation in the Society.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a 5-year, $5.5 million grant to create the Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn), a national resource network to advance stakeholder-partnered, rehabilitation learning health systems (LHS) research to improve quality of care, demonstrate value, and enhance patient and system outcomes. LeaRRN’s Principal Investigator is, Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, School of Public Health, Brown University and Research Career Scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center.