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.
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Talk, “Refugees and Insecurity in the Middle East“
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Auditorium
Faculty Senate meeting
Feb. 3, 3 p.m., Alumni House
Talk, “Europe and Other Fortresses in a Borderless World“ Ashby Dialogue
Thursday, Feb. 4, 3:30 p.m., MHRA 1607
Men’s Basketball vs. Western Carolina
Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Coliseum
Plays, Winter Briefs, UNCG Theatre/Alpha Psi Omega
Thursday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Brown Building Theatre
Talk, look at “Radiunt Abundunt” with Triad Stage
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2-3 p.m.
“Michelle Obama: First Lady, American Rhetor,” Jody Natalle/Jenni Simon
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library
- Suffolk president will stay until start of 2017-18 year
- Programs have success helping low-income students graduate
- Goucher reports that students admitted via video did better academically than other students
- Provost who opposed Mount St. Mary's president's plan to cull students loses his job
- Wheaton in Illinois and professor it moved to fire reach agreement for her to resign