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
September 22 at Noon in Room 375 Special Presentation by Shari Ling, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at Noon, Room 375 Towards a learning health system: pursuit of better quality, healthier populations, and smarter spending
September 28 at 4 PM in Room 375 30th Annual Katz Lecture, Guest Speaker is Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, MA, Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical Center, Director, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife and Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at 4 PM, Room 375.  The recorded lecture is available here. Improving Long-Term Care Quality in America: Two Experiments to Bring Geriatric Expertise to the Nursing Home
October 19 Bart Laws Methods for evaluating diagnostic processes in ambulatory care. (Work in progress)
October 26 CANCELLED
November 16 None GSA (Nov 16-20 in New Orleans)
November 23 None Thanksgiving Eve
November 30 None   HSPP Senior Faculty Meeting
December 21   Momotazur 'Shantu' Rahman  Tackling the Disenrollment Dilemma: When Nursing Home Beneficiaries Belong to the Facility’s Most Popular Plan They’re Less Likely to Disenroll
January 18, 2017  Tingting Zhang Effects of physical comorbidities on disability progression in multiple sclerosis: a population-based analysis
January 25 Becky Genberg  Provider perspectives on HIV care delivery in a large HIV treatment program in western Kenya
February 15 Moved to March 8
February 22  Ellen McCreedy  Advance Directives: What do we know about "preference switching" in the nursing home setting?
March 8 at Noon Amit Kumar  Intensity of Rehabilitation Services in Medicare Advantage versus Traditional Medicare Fee-For-Service Beneficiaries
March 15  Chanee Fabius  
March 22  Birgitte Graverholt  Norwegian Healthcare System
March 29 Kali Thomas   
April 19 Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez   
April 26 Elizabeth Goldberg  
May 17 Jennifer Nazareno
May 24 Nasim Ferdows  
May 31 Zhanlian Feng
June 21 Aaron Drucker
June 28
Conflict:  Academy Health (June 25-27 in New Orleans)