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  • Call for Applications: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer, Aging and End of Life Care

    Monday, Jan 26, 2015

    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.

  • Williams Scholar Pens Op-Ed in New York Times on "When Diabetes Treatment Goes Too Far"

    Tuesday, Jan 13, 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. 

  • Health Affairs Launches 'Aging & Health' Series Funded by Hartford Grant

    Friday, Jan 9, 2015

    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.

  • Wall Street Journal Prominently Features Amy Berman and Grantee Diane Meier on Palliative Care

    Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

    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.

  • Hartford Staff Title Changes Announced

    Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

    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.

  • New Grants Approved to Train Social Work Supervisors, Expand and Hone Communications Efforts, and Strengthen Philanthropy New York

    Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

    A $1,055,297 three-year grant to the National Association of Social Workers approved recently by the John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees will launch an advanced training program that equips social work supervisors with the geriatric knowledge and supervisory skills they need to help strengthen social work practice on the front lines of health care service delivery. The Board also approved a $1,951,320 three-year grant to continue and enhance the communications activities of grantees and the Foundation, and a $200,000 grant to the regional grantmaking association, Philanthropy New York.

  • HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program Fund

    Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

    HRSA has released the Funding Opportunity Announcement for its Geriatrics Programs. HRSA has combined all of the Geriatrics Programs (GACAs, GECs, GTPD, and CGEPs) into one fund – the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).  The application deadline is March 5, 2015.

  • Amy Berman in Washington Post on Living Well with Breast Cancer

    Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

    The Hartford Foundation's Senior Program Officer Amy Berman was recently featured in the Washington Post on living with stage IV inflammatory breast cancer and choosing treatment that supports her quality of life.  In the piece, she notes how she has used Choosing Wisely's recommendations to help manage her spreading cancer.