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Deeper Understanding: Discussions with Dementia Researchers

Wednesday, September 29, 2 pm Please join the Alzheimer’s Association as they welcome, Dr. Tiffany Washington, associate professor at the University of Georgia School Of Social Work, and recipient of a 2021…

Register for September’s Focus on Aging Federal Partners’ Webinar: End of Life Care

On Thursday September 30, 2021, the Focus on Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar will delve deeply into the topic of end-of-life care for those living with…

Congrats, Dr.Epps!

Congratulations to Fayron Epps (ALTER) on her induction into the American Academy of Nursing 2021 Class of New Fellows! Fayron joins 224 other distinguished nurse…

Dr. Fayron Epps Appointed as Nia IMPACT Adjunct Faculty

Congratulations to Fayron Epps (ALTER) on her appointment as Adjunct Faculty with the Nia IMPACT Collaboratory. Fayron will serve on the Pilot Studies Core. Find…

A Framework for Mobilizing Health Care to Respond to the Community Within the COVID-19 Pandemic

Congratulations to Dr. Johnson and team on published article titled A Framework for Mobilizing Health Care to Respond to the Community Within the COVID-19 Pandemic, which…

Vaccine Communication in a Pandemic: Improving Vaccine Literacy to Reduce Hesitancy, Restore Trust and Immunize Communities

Please view multiple articles provided by Dr. Ruth Parker on “vaccine literacy” at the link here.

Congrats, Dr. O’Keefe!

Congratulations to Dr. O’Keefe (CARES GWEP) and team on their recent publication in the BMJ titled Description of symptom course in a telemedicine monitoring clinic for…

Age-Friendly Health Systems in Metro Atlanta

Check out the article in Atlanta Senior Life about the Age-Friendly Health Systems in Metro Atlanta on page 14 here.

COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community

RYSE’s own Dr. Kimberly Manning was featured in a Tyler Perry news special on COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community, primarily to address the public’s…

Congratulations Emory Collaborative Community Outreach and Health Disparities!

Congratulations to The Emory Collaborative Community Outreach and Health Disparities group, co-chaired by Georgia Gear’s Project Director Ted Johnson, on being the recipient of the…

Alter Dementia

Alter had a manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Gerontology  titled, Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Dementia in Predominantly African American Congregants. Read more here.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Drs. Epps, Clevenger, and Hepburn on their recent award from the Retirement Research Foundation. This award is being made in support of the…

Birmingham/Atlanta VA & GRECC

Dr. Mirk has been selected as the Associate Director for Clinical Programs in the Birmingham/Atlanta VA GRECC. In the AD/Clinical role, Dr. Mirk will lead…

Congrats, Grady!

Grady won the 2020 ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation and NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health Systems Elders) Choosing Wisely® Trailblazer award for…

Congratulations, Carolyn!

Congratulations to Carolyn Clevenger (IMCC) on her new role effective January 1, 2021. She will be the Associate Dean for Transformative Clinical Practice at the…

Protecting the Editorial Independence of the CDC From Politics

Georgia Gear Evaluation Core member, Dr. Rick Goodman, along with two other past CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports editors, emphasizes the need for science…

Am I at Risk for a Fall?

On Friday, September 4, David Taylor and Leslie Taylor presented on “Am I at Risk for a Fall,” at the first Georgia Falls Free Friday…

Georgia Gerontology Society Virtual Conference

On Thursday, September 3, the Mercer team (Susan Miller, Leslie Taylor, David Taylor, and Jennifer de la Cruz) presented a webinar entitled “Developing Age-Friendly Healthcare…

RYSE on the Rise!

RYSE’s Dr. Manning had a pretty cool birthday wish that greatly benefitted Grady Health System. Read more here. 

Students Write Letters to Seniors During COVID-19

Jennifer de la Cruz and the Mercer PA students engaged in a letter-writing campaign to residents at a local skilled nursing facility who have been…

Addressing Health Misinformation Through Health Literacy Practices

Georgia Gear’s own Dr. Ruth Parker moderated a roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies. With a focus on COVID-19, the discussion included the…

RYSE on the Rise!

Under-represented minority faculty members at Emory University were invited to join this five-month career development program that provides resources, information, and tools important for academic…

Congratulations, Dr. Aycock!

Congratulations to DFFVCP’s Dawn Aycock, one of 11 nurse-scientists accepted to the inaugural cohort of the University of California – Davis Betty Irene Moore Fellowships…

RYSE on the Rise!

In partnership with the Georgia Gear, Emory University Urban Health Initiative, Atlanta Medical Association, and Emory University Department of Medicine, RYSE hosted a webinar on…

Aging in Atlanta

The AJC had a feature on “Aging in Atlanta” where you will see Dr. Johnson (Emory, Georgia GEAR PD) and Dr. Taylor (Mercer University College…

Congratulations, Dr. Kimberly Manning!

Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Manning (RYSE, formerly known as DRIVE) in receiving the Excellence in Diversity Leadership Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine—bringing national recognition…