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Responding to Reviews (GSA Manuscript Writing and Reviewer Skills Program)

June 21, 2022

The value of publishing in gerontology extends beyond the investigator to other researchers, scholars, practitioners, and ultimately improvements in life for older adults and society alike. With this in mind, GSA is offering a live webinar series with practical advice on manuscript writing and reviewing. Graduate students and emerging professionals as well as experienced scholars who want to hone their writing and reviewing skills and become more involved in the publishing process will benefit from the hands-on practice, discussion of the “human side” of publishing, pointers from authors of manuscripts accepted by journals, and the insiders’ view with a panel of editors on what constitutes a good paper.

Presented by:

  • Sean N. Halpin, PhD, Evidera
  • Tamara Baker, PhD, FGSA, Editor-in-Chief of Ethnicity & Health; Editor Emeritus of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
  • Scott Beach, PhD, FGSA, Director of the Survey Research Program at the University Center for Social and Urban Research
  • Elise Eifert, PhD, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Martina Roes, PhD, FGSA, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Laura Sands, PhD, FGSA, Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Innovation in Aging

Community-Engaged Research in Low-Income Contexts

June 13, 2022

The privileged position and assumptions of researchers often remain unquestioned when involving communities with starkly different socioeconomic statuses. This presents considerable challenges to effectively benefitting the communities we purport to help. This webinar presents experiences of Community-Engaged Research from the perspectives of researcher and community stakeholder, among refugees and/or precariously-housed populations in two cities. Discussion will focus on contextual considerations when conducting research across different communities.

Presented by:

  • Sudha Shreeniwas, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Jenny Konkin, President & Co-Founder, Whole Way House Society
  • Sharon Morrison, PhD
  • Tetyana Shippee, PhD, FGSA, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota

This program is sponsored by the GSA Community-Engaged Research Interest Group

Fellowship and Career Development Awards from the National Institute on Aging

June 8, 2022

After providing an overview of NIA awards available to graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty, the presenters will answer common policy questions and share tips for application success.

Presented by:

  • Maria Carranza, PhD, NIA Training Officer, Office of Strategic Extramural Programs, NIH National Institute on Aging
  • Jamie Lahvic, PhD, Program Officer, Office of Strategic Extramural Programs, NIH National Institute on Aging
  • Viviana Perez Montes, PhD, Health Science Administrator, Cell Biology Program, Division of Aging Biology, NIH National Institute on Aging

Sponsored by the GSA Biological Sciences Section

Manuscript Writing (GSA Manuscript Writing and Reviewer Skills Program)

May 20, 2022

The value of publishing in gerontology extends beyond the investigator to other researchers, scholars, practitioners, and ultimately improvements in life for older adults and society alike. With this in mind, GSA is offering a live webinar series with practical advice on manuscript writing and reviewing. Graduate students and emerging professionals as well as experienced scholars who want to hone their writing and reviewing skills and become more involved in the publishing process will benefit from the hands-on practice, discussion of the “human side” of publishing, pointers from authors of manuscripts accepted by journals, and the insiders’ view with a panel of editors on what constitutes a good paper.

Presented by:

  • Suzanne Meeks, PhD, FGSA, The Gerontologist Editor-in-Chief
  • Theresa L. Abah, PhD, California State University
  • James J. Dowd, PhD, The University of Georgia
  • Jessica A. Kelley, PhD, FGSA, Social Sciences Editor-in-Chief, The Journals of Gerontology Series B
  • Karen D. Lincoln, PhD, MSW, MA, FGSA, Associate Editor, Mental Health/Social Determinants of Health, Innovation and Aging

Community-Engaged Research for Dementia Prevention

May 11, 2022

Primary (risk reduction), secondary (delaying progression), and tertiary (comprehensive care) prevention of dementia happens largely in the community. But communities are different with varying socio-cultural needs and organizational resources. This webinar presents the Kickstart, Assess, Evaluate, and Refer (KAER) toolkit which attempts to bridge this gap from clinical perspectives, and prevailing needs in community contexts from Indigenous perspectives. Discussion will focus on practical ways forward.

Presented by: 

  • Patricia Heyn, PhD FGSA FACRM, Founding Director, Center for Optimal Aging, Marymount University
  • Jordan Lewis, PhD MSW FGSA, Associate Director, Professor, Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Mariko Sakamoto, PhD RN, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

This program is sponsored by the GSA Community-Engaged Research Interest Group

Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) in Grant Writing (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Professional Development Webinar Series)

April 29, 2022

Are you unsure of how to adequately address issues of DEI&B in grant writing? Do you question whether your grant writing fully embraces equity? If so, please join our skilled panel of invited professionals who will present on how to best incorporate these concepts in your grant writing. Our panelists will discuss their experiences and practical advice on how to write grants with an equity lens, focusing on considerations for the research plan, including sampling and recruitment strategies and optimized analysis procedures.

Presented by:

  • Cerise Elliott, PhD, Program Director, Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics Branch of the Division of Neuroscience (DN), National Institute on Aging
  • Victoria Behar-Zuzman, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and PhD Program Director, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • NiCole Keith, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, School of Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Keith Whitfield, PhD, President, University of Nevada Las Vegas

This program is supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.

NASEM Report on Nursing Home Quality: Highlights and Dialogue

April 28, 2022

The GSA Health Sciences section is pleased to offer a webinar featuring the newly released report from the National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine: The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families, and Staff.  Several members of the NASEM committee will share the report’s overall conclusions and recommendations and engage webinar participants in a question and answer dialogue.  If you missed the April 6 webinar sponsored by National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine, this webinar is a good way to catch up.

Presented by:

  • Gregory L. Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI, Helen Young CUPHSONAA Professor, Columbia University, School of Nursing
  • Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FPCN, Senior Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs, Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Tamara Konetzka, PhD, Louis Block Professor of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
  • Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, Professor, Senior Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
  • Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Curators' Professor Emerita, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Debra Saliba, MD, MPH, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor, Director of Academic Advancement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
  • Jasmine L. Travers, PhD, MHS, RN, Assistant Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

This program is organized by the GSA Health Sciences Section.

No Researcher Is an Island: Developing Your Research Team (GSA Grant Chats Series)

April 21, 2022

Grant funding is an indispensable step to conduct the work needed to advance the science of gerontology and promote optimal experiences of aging. Obtaining funding can protect precious time to pursue the topics that are of greatest interest to you, advance your career, facilitate training, and improve your prospects for future grant funding. This grant writing series of 1-hour virtual sessions is designed to help you win grants through bolstering a broad range of grantsmanship skills specifically tailored to your work as a gerontologist researcher. GSA Grant Chats feature panel discussions with peers, experienced researchers, and leaders in gerontology and offer the opportunity to connect with and learn from a wide spectrum of experts in aging science. Topics range from developing a research trajectory that looks beyond a single funding opportunity to insider tips for successful applications. Join us for what promises to be engaging and rich conversations with takeaways for gerontologists at all career stages.

Presented by:

  • Tullika Garg, MD, MPHAssociate Professor, Department of Urology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Lana Sargent, PhD, RN, FNP-C, GNP-BCAssistant Professor, School of Nursing, Affiliate Faculty, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, Core Faculty, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jasmine L. Travers, PhD, MHS, RN, AGPCNP-BCAssistant Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University 

Developed by the GSA Grant Writing Program Workgroup

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Peer Review and Publication Practices for the Medical Sciences Section

April 13, 2022

This webinar will focus on ways to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in peer review and publication practices for the Medical Sciences section of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A. In addition to exploring the historical context, you will learn about current journal guidelines and ways to ensure that publications hold to DEI principles. Experts in our field will provide examples and address key areas of DEI that promote fairness and respect, equity in the publication process, as well as honoring language and research with diverse aging populations. This webinar will include a discussion with experts on a range of topics such as inclusive language, population descriptions, and inferences.

Presented by:

  • Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Lead, Health Disparities and Equity Core, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Dedra Buchwald, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University
  • Jason D. Flatt, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Health Program, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Kathleen Jackson, Managing Editor, Medical Sciences Section, The Journals of Gerontology, Series A, The Gerontological Society of America
  • Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, FGSA, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Chief Academic Officer and Director, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences
  • Gladys Maestre, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Human Genetics, Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Shana D. Stites, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Roland J. Thorpe Jr., PhD, FGSA, Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity, Co-Director, DrPH Concentration in Health Equity and Social Justice, Professor, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

NACA Priority Concepts and Current Funding Opportunities: AD/ADRD Behavioral, Social, Clinical, and Neuroscience Research

February 24, 2022

GSA and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR), Division of Neuroscience (DN), and Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) are collaborating on a GSA webinar focused on recent National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) priority research concepts, published funding opportunities, and application to NIA. NACA meets three times a year to consider applications for research and training and to recommend funding for promising applications.

Focused on NIA Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) behavioral, social, clinical, and neuroscience research, this webinar is designed to give new investigators maximal lead time to contemplate, pull teams together, align research ideas, plan projects, and build successful applications. NIA Program Officials will give brief presentations followed by opportunities for Q&A.

Presented by:

  • Jonathan King, PhD, NIA-DBSR
  • Elena Fazio, PhD, NIA-DBSR
  • Molly Wagster, PhD, NIA-DN
  • Mack Mackiewicz, PhD, NIA-DN
  • Marcel Salive, MD, MPH, NIA-DGCG
  • Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh (Moderator)

Developed by GSA Workgroup:

  • James S. Powers, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Workgroup Lead)
  • Daniel Gan, PhD, Simon Fraser University
  • Minghui Li, PhD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Meredith Troutman-Jordan, PhD, University of North Carolina
  • Panayiotis Tsitouras, MD, University of Oklahoma

GSA Awards Nomination Informational Webinar

February 16, 2022

:GSA recognizes outstanding advanced and early/mid-career individuals of all disciplines through a host of prestigious awards. Watch for brief 10-minute overview of the GSA Awards Program including—How to Find the Right Award For You, How to Write a Nomination Letter, and How to Submit an Application. This webinar will help to demystify the awards nomination process and provide more transparency and support to interested members.

Dementia in the Workplace: Person-Centered Approaches to Employment Support and Decision-Making

January 31, 2022

This webinar is for those interested in research related to workers who are identified as having mild cognitive impairment or early onset dementia. The session featured four short talks on issues and research related to dementia in the workplace. Webinar attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a group discussion facilitated by members of a Canadian-Australian working group on current and future research in this field.

Sponsored by the GSA Aging Workforce Interest Group

Getting to Know the GSA Summer Policy Internship Program: Application and Conversation with Previous Policy Interns

January 14, 2022

If you are an emerging scholar interested in applying for the GSA summer policy internships, you are encouraged to attend! This information session will get you to know the two established professional development opportunities named in memory of Kathryn Hyer, MPP, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE, and Greg O'Neill, PhD, two scholars and long-time GSA members. The GSA vice president of policy and professional affairs, Patricia M. D'Antonio, will introduce the duties and opportunities of these internships and answer questions about this year's application. Previous policy interns will share their experiences and thoughts of daily work as GSA policy interns, how they were immersed in aging-related policy development and participated in this process at the national level, and how these opportunities inform their research and career development.

Presented by:

  • Lei Chen, MS, MSP, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2021 Kathryn Hyer Policy Intern
  • Haley Gallo, BS, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, 2019 Greg O’Neill Summer Policy Intern
  • Kaleigh Ligus, MA, University of Connecticut Department of Human Development and Family Services, 2021 Greg O’Neill Summer Policy Intern
  • Patricia M. D’Antonio, BSPharm, MS, MBA, BCGP, Vice President, Policy and Professional Affairs, The Gerontological Society of America (moderator)

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