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My journey with the Michigan Center for Urban African American Research (MCUAAAR) team began in 2002 after transferring from Washington University-St Louis and joining the University of Michigan School of Social Work (UMSSW) faculty. After joining the SSW faculty...
transferring from Washington University-St Louis and joining the University of Michigan School of Social Work (UMSSW) faculty. After joining the SSW faculty, the late James Jackson extended a warm welcome inviting me to affiliate with the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) and the MCUAAAR. I affiliated primarily with the Community Core (CC) of the MCUAAAR located at Wayne State’s Institute of Gerontology (IOG).
The Michigan Center for African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) and Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) is pleased to announce its 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop on African American Research. The workshop is virtual and will take place June 2-4, 2020. Drs. Robert Joseph Taylor, Khari Brown and Amanda Woodward are the program faculty. The deadline to apply for the 2021 Summer Mentoring Program is April 19, 2021. This workshop emphasizes training in numerous areas including: 1) publishing in peer review journals, 2) writing grant proposals to the NIH, 3) the tenure process, 4) ethical conduct of research, 5) successful mentoring and collaborative relationships, and, most importantly, 6) how to navigate the academy. This workshop is for…
Dr. Ana Daugherty, a neuroscientist at Wayne State, has a special talent for explaining brain health in a simple and entertaining way. She will explain early, subtle signs of dementia and how your lifestyle can protect and enhance your brain and your ability to remember.
Two glaucoma specialists will share important information to identify, manage, and treat glaucoma. Dr. Paula Anne NewmanCasey is an ophthalmologist and the co-director of the Kellogg Eye Center for eHealth at the University of Michigan. Ms. Phalatha McHaney-Conner is a Clinical Subjects Coordinator and Glaucoma Health Coach. Their work focuses on how to help people take better control of their glaucoma.
Kick up your feet and join us as we talk about an important but often overlooked part of our health-our feet! Dr. Monicia Summers, Flint native and podiatrist, will share advice on using proper footwear to improve circulation and prevent injury, discuss self-care strategies for those managing diabetes and arthritis, as well as self-treatment for common, painful foot conditions. Dr. Summers earned her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, and works on research teams at Michigan State University, including the Church Challenge and Project Recast.
The pandemic has brought stress to many aspects of our lives, particularly our financial wellbeing. SAFE (Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment) Director LaToya Hall will share critical information on Covid-19 scams. Specializing in estate planning, estate administration and probate practice, attorney Howard Collens will discuss how we can protect our finances in cases of unexpected illness or loss.
Co-PI Dr. Robert W. Turner II (2015 MCUAAAR Scientist) and Co-Investigator Tam Perry (2013 MCUAAAR Scientist), along with Co-PIs Drs. Monica Rivera-Mindt and Mary Carrillo received a notice of award (NOA) from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for a 3-year R13 Super Bowl conference grant. The aims of this multidisciplinary conference series are: (1) to identify knowledge gaps and future priorities in cognitive reserve, resilience, aging, and AD/ADRD health disparities life course research among Black males; (2) to cultivate a culturally competent workforce trained and committed to addressing Black male’s brain health, cognitive aging, and AD/ADRD research; and (3) to build a national research volunteer registry of Black Males. They are equally excited to be working closely with...