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The University of Utah, College of Nursing is calling for applications for its Post Doctoral Fellowship Program. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, which is funded by a T32 from the National Institute of Nursing Research, builds upon the expertise and research opportunities with the University of Utah Center on Aging, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing and the funded research at the College of Nursing, including the $7.8 million NIH-funded PO1 grant, Partners in Hospice Care. Applications along with a letter of interest are due on February 1, 2015.
Kasia Lipska, who was a 2014 T. Franklin Williams/GEMSSTAR scholar, recently wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times that questions conventional diabetes treatment for the elderly.
With its January 2015 issue, Health Affairs - the nation’s leading health policy journal - has launched its Aging & Health series, sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation. The series of articles that will appear over the next year will present research, analysis, and commentary about key issues, best practices, and promising innovations in health care delivery and payment that focus on the older adult population. The goal is to inform policy makers and health system leader and help the nation learn from the rapid transformations and testing that are currently underway.
Hartford Senior Program Officer Amy Berman and Dr. Diane E. Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing palliative care in light of more patients, especially those with chronic illnesses, increasingly turning to this alternative form of treatment to address the symptoms of their illnesses.
The John A. Hartford Foundation is pleased to announce title changes for two staff members, approved at the December 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees.