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THE NEWSLETTER OF THE UF INSTITUTE ON AGING  |  SUMMER 2015   |   WWW.AGING.UFL.EDU

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE UF INSTITUTE ON AGING  |  SUMMER 2015   |   WWW.AGING.UFL.EDU

P.O. BOX 100107 GAINESVILLE, FL 32610

STEPPING INTO EDUCATION At the University of Florida Institute on Aging, we have — no surprise here — a very busy summer planned. In just a few short months, we will kick off our online master’s degree program in aging and geriatric practice, helping train students in a wide range of career opportunities.

F OR E M PLOYMENT OPPOR TU NITIES, PLEAS E EMAIL C AMELIA PAS CU AT CPAS CU @UF L.ED U.

GIVING TO THE UF INSTITUTE ON AGING:

GERIATRIC RESEARCH EDUCATION

EARCH STUDIES

AND CLINICAL CENTER

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A CURRENT OR FUTURE UF INSTITUTE ON AGING STUDY? ENROLL TODAY IN OUR INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD-APPROVED RECRUITMENT REGISTRY. TO ENROLL OR LEARN MORE, EMAIL RECRUIT@AGING.UFL.EDU OR CALL CARDIE DIELSCHNEIDER AT 352-273-5919 OR

Why Every Dollar Counts Unlocking life’s mysteries — particularly the secrets of how long and how well we live — is the distinct focus of the University of Florida Institute on Aging. Our scientists and physicians are dedicated to achieving a better understanding of the biological mechanisms of aging and of how we can maintain or enhance our physical independence and cognitive abilities. Private philanthropy is essential to our work; your gift, regardless of size, can make the critical difference in funding new scientific endeavors. Imagine discoveries that fuel positive cellular changes or lead to new therapies to help rehabilitate aging bones and joints ... private philanthropy makes all this and much more possible.

Our faculty members will now be helping to hone skills of future health care professionals. At the same time, the faculty members are continuing the research that is the foundation of our institute. This spring the Institute on Aging and the UF Department of Aging and Geriatric Research were excited to reveal the results of a program very important to us. At the American Geriatrics Society’s annual meeting in May, we presented a review of how the geriatric consult services at UF Health Shands Hospital improve the health outcomes of older adults. The study confirmed what we had hoped when we developed the program: That when older patients consult with a geriatrician — a physician trained to care for older adults — to guide their plan of care, their health outcomes are dramatically improved. In January, the UF Institute on Aging hit its 10-year milestone, but that doesn’t mean the milestone was a finish line. Over this fruitful past decade, we have been able to firmly cement the study of the science of aging and the care of older adults at the UF — but we’re still not finished. Sincerely,

Marco Pahor, M.D. Director, UF Institute on Aging

866-386-7730 (TOLL-FREE).

To learn more about how you can invest in a healthier and more independent tomorrow for us all, please contact Mary Ann Kiely at 352-273-9620 or mkiely@ufl.edu.

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