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Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies

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Interprofessional Aging Studies

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OSU faculty and students were well represented at the Ohio Association of Gerontology Education (OAGE) conference in April of this year, presenting papers, posters and lectures.  In fact, several won awards:

Outstanding Gerontology Researcher of the Year
Virginia E. Richardson, Ph.D.
Professor in Clinical Practice and Research, College of Social Work

Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper of the Year
Maggie Rusnak
Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy  

Best Conference Theme of the Year
Tim Burgener
Graduate Student, College of Social Work  

A number of OSU students have also participated in the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program sponsored by OAGE and the Ohio Department of Aging.  OSU student Emily Kowal, an Occupational Therapy student, participated in the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program this spring 2015 while undergraduate student Matthew Bezold, a Business Major, is participating this summer 2015. 

Finally, 2 OSU representatives have joined the OAGE Executive Committee and Board of Trustees including Dr. Shannon Jarrott, new faculty in the OSU College of Social Work this year, and Cynthia Dougherty, the Program Manager of the Champion Intergenerational Enrichment and Engagement Center from the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology. 

For more information about OAGE, click here.

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