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The MCUAAAR Hosted Webinar for HBCU Partners

Researchers often start with the arduous task of gathering data, but tapping into high-quality data sets that have already been collected can be a fast and invaluable way to survey the field, explore topics, and test ideas. By stewarding secondary data, ICPSR serves the purpose of providing social scientists with rich and broad data resources that are high in quality and publicly accessible.

The webinar was convened at the request of MCUAAAR’s HBCU partners at Howard and Prairie View A&M Universities to help faculty and students learn how to access secondary datasets from the University of Michigan. Dr. James McNally, Director of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) and…

New Article from Our CLRC and Three Other NIH-Funded Centers

To address the social and research challenges evolving from the COVID-19 pandemic, MCUAAAR and three other National Institutes of Health funded-Centers (MCCFAD, Pepper Center, and MADRC) that engage with community members to enhance research and advance the science of aging came together to learn from each other’s efforts, approaches, and communication with community partners. Monthly meetings served as a venue to discuss the challenges of engagement with research participants and support community partners during the pandemic. The exchange of information resulted in…

CAB Member Elected APHA President-Elect

Flint Community Advisory Board member Ms. Ella Greene-Moton, has been elected President-Elect of the American Public Health Association! This is an amazing accomplishment because we believe she is the only community-based advocate elected to this position.

Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller Named 2022 MacArthur Fellow!!!

Reuben J. Miller, PhD, a 2014 MCUAAAR Scientist, is an Associate Professor at Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago and a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. Dr. Miller was selected as a MacArthur Fellow for his work tracing the long-term consequences that incarceration and re-entry systems have on the lives of individuals and their families.

Dr. Peter Lichtenberg is GSA’s 78th President!!!

Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, FGSA, director of the Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, as well as Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University, has been installed as the new president of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. He was elected by GSA’s membership, which consists of more than 5,500 researchers, educators, practitioners, and other professionals. As president, he will oversee matters of GSA’s governance and strategic planning, while also managing the program for GSA’s 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting. He has chosen…