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Save the Date: 5th Annual Bettye Rose Connell Memorial Lecture Series

A lecture series fostering collaboration in scientific and clinical rehabilitation in environment, aging, and dementia

Series of Events scheduled for April 21st and 22nd at Emory and the ATL VAMC.  

Keynote Speaker: Laura Gitlin, PhD, Founding Director of the Center for Innovative Care and Aging at
John Hopkins University will present her latest research on Integrating Dementia Care

Register for the lecture at:

Register for the Pre-lecture workshop at:

BRC Save the Date Flyer (396.8 KB)

NEW FUNDING:  Hackney, Perkins & Dillard Receive 250K in PCORI Funding

Madeleine Hackney, PhD, VA Research Scientist & Emory Assistant Professor of Medicine, Molly Perkins, PhD, Emory Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Rebecca Dillard, MA, of the Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, were recently awarded 250K over two years for their proposal, Developing a Research Participation Enhancement and Advocacy Training Program for Diverse Seniors, through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Awards mechanism. The program is aimed at increasing participation of under-served older adults in clinical research.  Congratulations Dr. Hackney!

NEW FUNDING:  Pardue partners with Buffalo VA; receives 3 year grant looking at why veterans can lose their vision long after combat, and what can be done about the problem

Machelle Pardue, PhD , Atlanta VA Research Career Scientist & Emory Associate Professor, has teamed up with Steven J. Fliesler, PhD from the Buffalo VA to study how that vision loss occurs and how it might be prevented. Congratulations Dr. Pardue!

Read more about this new research grant from Months after IED blasts, vision may fade.

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