Faculty in the News

  • January 26, 2017, Assistant Professor Orestis Panagiotou was selected to receive a 2017 Seed Award from Brown University, Office of the Vice President for Research, for his proposal, "Leveraging heterogeneity across screening centers in the National Lung Screening Trial to inform screening policies." 
  • January 25, 2017, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Amit Kumar, NIH funded study finds no way to predict joint replacement risk. 
  • January 10, 2017, Professor Linda Resnik heads $2.5 million research of veterans who lost hands or arms in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • December 10, 2016, Brown faculty from the School of Public Health, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the School of Professional Studies weigh in on healthcare reform's uncertain future
  • November 18, 2016, Assistant Professor Kali Thomas was awarded the Estes Rising Star Award at the Gerontological Society of America Conference.  
  • November 17, 2016, Professor Vincent Mor was awarded the Robert W. Kleemeier Award at the Gerontological Society of America Conference on today's date.
  • October 2016, Professor Linda Resnik receives the Providence VAMC Network Director's ICARE Award.  This is a well-deserved recognition of her service to Veterans and moving the field forward for patients with limb loss.
  • September 28, 2016, Professor Linda Resnik and research scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center was awarded a three-year contract by the Department of Defense to study the care of Veterans and service members with upper-limb amputations.  Findings will be used to improve quality of care, and inform evidence based policies for device prescription and provision of rehabilitation services.  The VA News Release is attached as a PDF document at the end of this webpage.
  • August 23, 2016, the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has chosen Kali St. Marie Thomas, PhD, MA as the 2016 recipient of the Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award.  This distinguished honor is given annually by GSA’s Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section (SRPP) to one of its members in acknowledgment of outstanding early career contributions in social research, policy, and practice. It was established in 2009 and honors Carroll L. Estes, PhD, a distinguished gerontological researcher, a tireless advocate for older persons, a former SRPP section chair, and a former GSA president.
  • August 8, 2016, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Professor Vincent Mor as the 2016 recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award.

2017 Katz Lecture 

The annual Katz Lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 25 at 4 PM.  This lecture is open to the public and all are welcome and invited to attend.  Our featured speaker is Dr. Christopher Callahan who is the Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Professor of Medicine, Director, Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.   This lecture will be held here at the School of Public Health located at 121 S. Main Street, in Room 375 followed by a reception.

2016 Kleemeier Award

Published on Nov 17, 2016

The Robert W. Kleemeier Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology. The award, created in 1965, is in memory of a former president of the Society whose contributions to the quality of life through research in aging were exemplary. The 2016 Kleemeier Award goes to Vincent Mor, PhD from Brown University.  To see the video, please click here.

Shaping Long-Term Care in America Project Launches Website is a new website from the Shaping Long-Term Care in America Project being conducted at the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research and supported, in part, by the NIA. provides users with research abstracts and publications and allows users to create their own tables and maps to gather information by state, county, or facility, including information on facility characteristics, geo-coded facility locations, resident characteristics, market characteristics, and state long-term care policies.

A technical memo "Identifying Diagnosis-Specific Patient Populations Using Section I of the MDS 3.0."  Click here to see technical memo.
To view a list of all the variables and their definitions, please see the data dictionary.

New Survey Instrument Developed to Collect Data on Nursing Home/Care Culture Change Practices
The Gerontology Center is surveying nursing home administrators to assess how nursing home/center implementation of culture change practices has changed over time and whether these changes are associated with changes in quality outcomes. Administration of this survey began in January 2016 and follow-up will continue through May 2017.  Click here to see survey.

Three NIH Collaboratory Multiple Chronic Condition Demonstration Projects transition to implementation phase - September 14, 2015

Please see the following new posting on the NIH Collaboratory Website.  After completing a planning phase, the three NIH Collaboratory Multiple Chronic Condition Demonstration Projects have transitioned to the implementation phase.