Dr. Beth Barba (Nursing) received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the project “Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project 4.” It will develop and implement continuing education programs related to non-phamacologic intervention strategies for geriatric care to interdisciplinary health personnel, families and communities who are responsible for the health care of elderly individuals in culturally, linguistically, socio-economically and geographically diverse backgrounds. The program content addresses dementia behaviors, health-related quality of life, mental health and mental disorders, nutrition and weight loss, and sleep health. Research shows that increasing the use of non-pharmacologic intervention strategies can result in improved quality of life, decreased hospitalizations, and decreased use of psychoactive medications, all of which improve elder health outcomes. Programs will be taught in education venues and health facilities in NC and online learning through collaboration with the Area Health Education Centers, Carolina Geriatric Education Center, and the UNCG School of Nursing. Suzanne Fitzsimmons, Tom McCoy, and Dr. Jie Hu are also involved in the project.
Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.
Re-dedication ceremony, Coleman Building
Wednesday, March 25, at 2 p.m.
Keynote, H. Boyte, “Revitalizing the Civic Purposes & Democratic Story of Higher Education”
Wednesday, March 25, 6 p.m., Rm 118, School of Education Bldg.
Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards
Friday, March 27, 9 a.m., EUC Auditorium
FOODSTORM, brainstorming for Greensboro’s food needs.
Friday, March 27, noon, Gatewood Building, 3rd floor
Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m., EUC Auditorium
Kaleidoscope Forum, Is UNCG Really Diverse?
Tuesday, March 31, 6 p.m., MRC, EUC
- Online or In-Person? One College Lets Students Switch Back and Forth
- U. of New Haven and Upstart Coding School Team Up on Master’s Program
- LinkedIn Expands Efforts to Help Colleges Keep in Touch With Students and Alumni
- New .College Domain Is Opportunity for Some Colleges, Worry for Others
- Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom
- Changes at Syracuse U. do little to hold officials accountable for academic fraud, critics say
- Should a university partner with a political organization to host an event on campus?
- Drexel U. charts a new course for itself
- Education groups reconsider hosting events in state after new 'religious freedom' law
- Audit: Education Dept. hasn't enforced incentive compensation rules well