IMPARA in the News

Our mission is to promote the study of aging, in partnership with other institutions, agencies, and health and spiritual care providers in our region.

July, 2011
IMPARA Director to Be Featured in Local News Series on Baby Boomers and Aging

Watch YNN Channel 10 for 10 days starting on July 11, 2011: IMPARA Director Judith Huober consulted with and contributed a lengthy interview in support of YNN's ambitious series on the Baby Boomers and Aging, portions of which will be interspersed throughout the series.

November, 2010

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Brown for winning the Gerontological Society of America's prestigious 2010 Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Dissertation Student Research Award. She presented her paper, titled "Psychiatric History and Cognition Trajectories in Later Life: Three Components of Cognition," at GSA's Annual Meeting in New Orleans in November, and as one of six esteemed BSS award recipients, was recognized at the BSS Section Luncheon. This distinction carried with it a cash award, as well as recognition in GSA's Gerontology News publication. It is to be noted that Maria is now two for two with the GSA: in 2007, she won their Student Research Award at the pre-dissertation level. In addition, she was a 2008 John A. Hartford Foundation Doctoral Fellow in Geriatric Social Work. IMPARA is fortunate indeed to have this talented, dedicated, and now prominent social scientist at the heart of our enterprise. With her assistance, we look forward to great things to come.

November, 2010
IMPARA in MD News (Cover Feature)

A new program brings collective resources to the table to enhance wellness for older adults. Read the full article here

June 14, 2010
Syracuse, NY-June 7, 2010-Menorah Park has received a $1 million planned gift to launch a regionwide incubator to stimulate, coordinate, and disseminate research and training in the area of aging. IMPARA: The Rodney and Marjorie Fink Institute at Menorah Park for Applied Research on Aging, has a mission "to promote the study of aging, in partnership with other institutions, agencies, and health and spiritual care providers in our region. As we deepen the pool of knowledge, we simultaneously apply our findings to the delivery of care and to the systematic training and support of those delivering it: current and future professionals across the continuum of care, the allied workforce, families, and other members of the community." "This is an idea whose moment has come,' said Barry Weiss, chairperson of IMPARA's advisory committee. "When this region's Baby Boomers hit 65 in just a few short years, they are going to need new treatments and methods and advanced systems of care, along with a workforce of health care providers that is up to the task of delivering them."
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