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Annual Aging Research Symposiums


Monday, Mar. 8, 2021
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Zoom

Focus on Aging Research:
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

The “Focus on Aging Research” seminar series is a quarterly forum to share geriatric and gerontological research around a common theme but from different disciplinary and professional perspectives. The symposium was held and recorded on Zoom. Click here to watch video

Guest Researchers

Elizabeth Galik

Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
Professor of Organizational Systems & Adult Health
UM School of Nursing

Michy Kelley

Michy Kelly, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology
UM School of Medicine

Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon, MSW
Adjunct Assistant Professor
The Erickson School, UMBC

Aging Centers and Programs

  • Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Baltimore VA
  • Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program
  • Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Organized Research Center and The Erickson School

University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland Baltimore County are members of the global Age Friendly University network.

Focus on Aging Research Symposium Video

Zoom recording from March 8, 2021


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2nd Annual Aging Research Symposium -
Poster Abstract Booklet

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Research on Aging is proud to present poster abstracts from the 2nd Annual Aging Research Symposium that was to be held on April 24th, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to host

Dr. Linda Fried, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University Medical Center, presenting “Pillars of Health in Longevity” as the guest speaker, as well as the poster session featuring aging related research by faculty, fellows and graduate students.

This compilation of abstracts from faculty, fellows and graduate students from UMB, UMBC, and the University of Maryland College Park presents some of the exciting research in aging on our campuses.


May 22, 2019

What Exactly are we Measuring?
Hormonization of Assessments in Older Adults

Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD

Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD
Hurley-Dorrier Professor & Chair
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

March 4, 2019

NIA Enters a New Age: Aging Research Questions and the Opportunities Available to Address Them


Richard Hodes, MD

Richard Hodes, MD
Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


April 26, 2018

Cardiovascular Research: Implications for Healthy Aging


  • Michael Miller, MD, FACC, FAHA
    Heart & Soul: New Insights for a Sound Mind & Healthy Heart
  • Shari Waldstein, PhD
    Cardiovascular Risk Bodes Poorly for Cognitive Aging
  • Amanda Lehning, PhD, MSW
    Neighborhood Characteristics and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Preliminary Analysis of Pathways
  • N. Jennifer Klinedinst, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, FAHA
    Post-Stroke Fatigue as an Indicator of Cellular Energy Dysfunction

February 15, 2018

Cognitive Disorders - The Journey on the Road to Informed Practice through Interprofessional Research and Evaluation



October 4, 2017

Falls & Aging: An Interprofessional Approach to Research and Intervention

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