Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research 
Brown Bag Series

The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research’s Brown Bag Series provides an opportunity for Gerontology faculty and post-doctoral fellows as well as other researchers focusing on aging issues and/or long-term care to share their completed and ongoing research with colleagues.  The series also enables researchers to brainstorm regarding study issues and questions.  Thus, presentations of planned and ongoing research as well as completed research are encouraged. 

All Brown Bag presentations will be held on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesday in Conference Room 636 beginning September 21st  and ending June 21st, from 11:45-12:45 PM.

To sign up to give a presentation or any questions, please contact any of our two organizers:  Becky Genberg at 863-2060;, or Ethan Balk at 863-2511; 

Brown Bag Presentation Schedule—Academic Year 2016-17

Date Speaker Title
June 21 Aaron Drucker Risk of basal cell carcinoma associated with age-related infections
June 28 at Noon Special Presentation by Pallavi Sood

Development and Evaluation of Psychometric Properties of Functional Measures

Academic Year 2017-18 Brown Bag Presentation Schedule

All Brown Bag presentations will be held on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesday in Conference Room 636 beginning July 19, 2016 and ending June 27, 2018.  All Brown  Bags will be from Noon to 1 PM.  

July 5 in Room 375 at Noon Special Guest Lecturer, Eunice Noell-Waggoner Light & Dark:  Technology’s “pill” to counteract circadian disruption in long-term care
July 12 Shailender Swaminathan Early Results from the Indian Health Insurance Experiment
July 13 at 3 PM Rudolf Blankart The Effect of Political Control on Financial Performance and Structure of US Nursing Homes
July 19 Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez

Within and between skilled nursing facilities’ disparities in readmission rates

August 30 Kali Thomas Linking National Program Data with Medicare Claims to Examine Meals on Wheels Clients' Healthcare Utilization and Costs 
September 20 Chris Provencal and Ita Irizarry
Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement program through ORI and address any IRB questions
September 27 Portia Cornell
October 18 Catherine Schmidt Physical Therapy Utilization among Medicare Beneficiaries with Lumbar Spinal Stenosi
October 25 at 4 PM Christopher Callahan Annual Katz Lecture 
November 15 Bart Laws
November 29
December 20 Basma Merhi
January 17
January 24
January 31
February 21 Edward Miller
February 28 Elizabeth Goldberg Geriatric Emergency Medicine Project
March 21
March 28
April 18
April 25
May 16 Chanee Fabius
May 23
June 20
June 27