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  • Judith Graham Hones in on Study Focusing on Malnourishment in Seniors Admitted to the Emergency Room in New Old Age Blog

    Friday, Sep 12, 2014

    A recent study from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill based on a survey conducted at a North Carolina hospital suggests that a significant number of seniors admitted into emergency rooms may be suffering from malnourishment. The study, one of the first of its kind, seeks to document the extent of malnourishment in this demographic and was featured in The New Old Age Blog in the New York Times. Dr. Timothy Platts-Mills, one of Hartford's UNC-Chapel Hill Centers of Excellence Scholars and Hartford Change AGEnts who received one of the Centers of Excellence/Change AGEnts Collaborattive Pilot Awards, is one of the authors of the study. 

  • WNYC: "Death Beds: Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized"

    Monday, Sep 8, 2014

    Comparatively, patients in the New York metropolitan region, guided by doctors working and trained at several of the country’s top academic medical centers, tend to opt for more aggressive treatments much more often than other Americans despite the accessibility to doctors working. Hartford grantee, Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), is featured in the article. 

  • Hartford Nurses in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program

    Friday, Sep 5, 2014

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the 20 nurses from across the United States who have been selected as RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows for 2014, the program’s last cohort. This diverse group will participate in a three-year, world-class leadership development program that is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders who are working to improve the nation’s health care system. They join more than 200 nurse leaders who have participated in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program since it began in 1998. Three of the 20 Executive Nurse Fellows in this final cohort are Hartford grantees.  Congratulations to Amy Cotton, Teri Pipe, and Casey Shillam!

  • Hartford Grantee Dr. Adriana Perez to be Inducted into American Academy of Nursing as Fellow

    Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

    Hartford Grantee Dr. Adriana Perez, PhD, Rn, ANP-BC will become a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing along with Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN. Both will be inducted on October 18, 2014 at the 2014 American Academy of Nursing Policy Conference in Washington, DC.

  • The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence and the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders Announce Innovation Award

    Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

    The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) and the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders (HGNL) announce the establishment of the NHCGNE / HGNL Innovation Award. The purpose of the award is to highlight the innovative ways in which NHCGNE and HGNL members are advancing the care of older adults and celebrate the impact of these leaders in advancing nursing care for older adults.

  • Amy Berman Listed as One of Fifteen Disruptive Women to Watch in 2015

    Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

    Hartford senior program officer Amy Berman has been named as one of "15 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2015." The series is a continuation of this year's 14 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2014. This year's list features veterans with decades of experience on the bench, in the field, at the computer and represent a variety of disciplines and approaches to solving many of health care’s thorniest challenges.

  • New United Hospital Fund & AARP Policy Institute Report: Stresses on Family Caregivers of Those with Dementia, Other Cognitive/Behavioral Conditions

    Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

    A new report from the United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute focuses on family caregivers who provide complex chronic care to people who also have cognitive and behavioral health conditions, pointing to their demanding challenges and to high levels of self-reported depression. A majority of them (61 percent) reported feeling stress “sometimes to always,” between their caregiving responsibilities and trying to meet other work or family obligations.

  • Call for Applications: 7th Annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards

    Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

    The Family Caregiver Alliance will be accepting applications until Friday, September 5th, 2014 for the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. Three awards of $20,000 each will be given to innovative programs serving those with Alzheimer's Disease and their caregivers.