University Center on Aging and Health Grants Inspire New Research on Aging
The University Center on Aging and Health in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing recently received money from the President's Strategic Initiatives Fund with support from the McGregor Foundation. The funding enabled the center to launch a new initiative to help faculty members undertake research projects.
These projects have the potential to leverage larger grants after some initial findings, say Diana Morris, executive director of the aging center.
A second round of proposals is being accepted by the aging center. The deadline is Friday, August 21. Read more.
Researchers in the University Hospitals Department of Family Medicine are looking for healthy volunteers ages 50 and older to participate in a research study about Vitamin D levels and nutritional intake. Volunteers must be free of chronic medical problems. Study participants will come in for a one-hour visit to the UH Dahms Clinical Research Unit where up to two teaspoons of blood will be drawn and information about diet and sunlight exposure will be collected. For questions or to see if you qualify, call 216-844-2637.
The SAGES Café is offering Peet's Guatemalan Blend this week. The coffee is from Finca Santa Isabel in Guatemala.
The Case Kung Fu sports club has put together a three-session self-defense intensive program for women. The sessions will meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday July 23; 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 24; and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 25. The classes will meet at Veale Center. The program will focus on basic kicks, strikes, and take-downs anyone can do. The cost is $20 for all three sessions. Contact James Van Doren to reserve a spot.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Improving Learning Outcomes Using the New Collaborative Technologies" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 23, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. There has been a recent explosion of new technologies that provide new opportunities for collaborative work, such as Web conferencing, blogs, wikis, virtual worlds, cell phones, e-mail, discussion boards, Twitter, and Facebook. Mace Mentch in the Office of Instructional Technology and Academic Computing will give an overiew. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.
A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, August 2, at the Stadium Bar & Grill in Mentor, Ohio. The benefit will help defray the medical expenses of Ben Somerlot, a doctoral student in molecular genetics who was recently diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma. Tickets are $10.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.