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NYU Aging Incubator January 2021 Newsletter

January 26, 2021

The purpose of our newsletter sequence is to inform our growing network on the Aging Incubator's current activities, accomplishments, aging-related research, upcoming events, and more. In between newsletters, we plan to send flash news items that include important Aging Incubator updates and/or aging-related events. Check out our January 2021 issue below!

January 2021 Newsletter


NYU Aging Incubator Hosts: The Hidden Pandemic: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults

January 22, 2021

On January 22nd, Drs. Bei Wu and Victoria Raveis invited NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Dean Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx to discuss social isolation and loneliness in older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation covered the adverse mental and physical health outcomes of social isolation and loneliness in older adults and the consequences of mandated lock-downs and social distancing practices on social engagement during the pandemic. Potential strategies to address these common problems facing older adults during and post-COVID-19 were discussed. Please see below for links to the audio and video recordings.

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NYU Aging Incubator Hosts: A Global Epidemic – A Documentarian’s Perspective on Living with Dementia: "Our Time Machine" Produced by S. Leo Chiang Webinar

November 19, 2020

On November 19th, Drs. Joshua Chodosh and Bei Wu invited documentary filmmaker, S. Leo Chiang, to discuss his recent film, Our Time Machine, an award-winning documentary that sheds light upon family caregiving and dementia. If you were unable to attend, please see below for links to the video and audio recordings.

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NYU Aging Incubator November 2020 Newsletter

November 5, 2020

The purpose of our newsletter sequence is to inform our growing network on the Aging Incubator's current activities, accomplishments, aging-related research, upcoming events, and more. In between newsletters, we plan to send flash news items that include important Aging Incubator updates and/or aging-related events. Check out our AI Project Administrator, Natasha Nazir's, November issue below!

November 2020 Newsletter


NYU Aging Incubator Hosts "The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Older Adults in Adult Day Care Settings" Webinar

October 2, 2020

On October 2nd, Dr. Tina Sadarangani, and her community partner, Lydia Missaelides, held an insightful and engaging webinar: The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Older Adults in Adult Day Care Settings, on how much media attention has been given to the impact of Covid-19 on adults in nursing homes, but little focus has been paid to users of other types of long-term care - particularly adult day services. Please see below for audio and video recordings of the session.

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NYU Aging Incubator Hosts "Frontline perspectives on the welfare of New York City’s older community residents during the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from aging services providers" Webinar

August 5, 2020

On August 5th, Dr. Victoria Raveis moderated an informative and engaging webinar: Frontline perspectives on the welfare of New York City’s older community residents during the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from aging services providers, on the health and well-being of older community residents and the issues providers of community-based aging services are addressing. Please see below for audio and video recordings of the session.

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NYU Aging Incubator's Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu, discusses loneliness and social isolation among older adults with the New Orleans, LA News

July 12, 2020
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NYU Aging Incubator Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu

Dr. Bei Wu was featured in a NOLA.com news article on the exacerbated effects of loneliness and social isolation within nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Wu added, "loneliness in older adults was a problem well before the coronavirus amplified it." See article below (written by Katelyn Umholtz).

An end in sight? Coronavirus reopening pause means more isolation time in nursing homes


NYU Aging Incubator July 2020 Newsletter

July 2, 2020

The purpose of our bimonthly newsletter sequence is to inform our growing network on the Aging Incubator's current activities, accomplishments, aging-related research, upcoming events, and more. In between newsletters, we plan to send flash news items that include important Aging Incubator updates and/or aging-related events. Check out our AI Project Administrator, Natasha Nazir's, July issue below!

July 2020 Newsletter


NYU Aging Incubator's Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu, shares strategies to keep older adults connected

June 8, 2020
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NYU Aging Incubator Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu

Dr. Bei Wu shares strategies to keep older adults connected as COVID-19 prevention continues to include social distancing: “Social isolation and loneliness are likely to become major risk factors that affect older adults’ health outcomes." See article below.

How to combat loneliness in older adults during COVID-19


NYU Aging Incubator Launches its Nutrition & Physical Activity Program

May 21, 2020

The NYU Aging Incubator is pleased to announce the launch of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program hosted on the NYU Aging Incubator website.

In 2017, the Aging Incubator introduced its annual Innovators in Aging Award competition. The winning team of our inaugural competition, Anthonia Seriki and Anna Brown (Occupational Therapy and Nutrition students), received an award to develop an interactive, online health and mobility program tailored for older adults. Please see below for a link to the website!

Nutrition and Physical Activity Program


NYU Aging Incubator's Steering Committee Member, Dr. Tara Cortes, Honors Nurses and Older Adults

May 12, 2020
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Dr. Tara Cortes

NYU Aging Incubator's Steering Committee Member, Dr. Tara Cortes, writes a letter honoring nurses and older adults that made their mark in communities before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below!

THE HARTFORD INSTITUTE FOR GERIATRIC NURSING: Director's Cut


NYU Aging Incubator Hosts "Dementia Caregiving in the Time of COVID-19: Perspectives of a Grassroots Organization" Webinar

May 8, 2020

On May 8th, Dr. Joshua Chodosh moderated an informative and emotionally moving webinar: Dementia Caregiving in the Time of COVID-19: Perspectives of a Grassroots Organization, with well-known leader of CaringKind, Jed Levine. Please see below for audio and video recordings of the session.

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NYU Aging Incubator's Fellow, Dr. Tina Sadarangani, publishes an article in The NY Daily News about older adults and social distancing

April 21, 2020
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Dr. Tina Sadarangani

Dr. Tina Sadarangani recently published an article in The NY Daily News about older adults and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read what she had to say below!

How to help seniors now: Coronavirus social distancing only exacerbates some of their pressing needs


NYU Aging Incubator Launches 2020 COVID-19 Speaker Series

April 10, 2020

On April 10th, Professor Bei Wu moderated an informative webinar with Drs. Chouwen Zhu, Soonman Kwon, and Adam Gordon on "International Perspectives of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from China, England, and Korea”. As the first event in the COVID-19 Speaker Series, we are happy to report that out of 468 registrants, 316 attended and viewed the entire webinar. We received great feedback from the Dean of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, and our participants. Please see below for audio and video recordings of the session.

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NYU Aging Incubator's Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu, Interviews with China Global Television Network America

April 8, 2020
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NYU Aging Incubator Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu

Dr. Bei Wu was interviewed by the China Global Television Network America about the significance of the official reopening of Wuhan, a city of 11 million, where Wu has worked closely with medical universities on joint research projects and other scholarly exchanges.

Global Health Expert on Wuhan Officially Reopening After Being Under Lockdown


NYU Aging Incubator Launches its 2020 Quarterly Newsletter Sequence

April 6, 2020

The purpose of our quarterly newsletter sequence is to inform our growing network on the Aging Incubator's current activities, accomplishments, aging-related research, upcoming events, and more. In between newsletters, we plan to send flash news items that include important Aging Incubator updates and/or aging-related events. Check out our AI Project Administrator, Natasha Nazir's, April issue below!

April 2020 Newsletter


NYU Aging Incubator Announces its 2020 Annual Student Image Award Competition Winners

March 31, 2020

Undergraduate: Karen Zheng, Tandon School of Engineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Elders looking for gold in a pond

Graduate: Hanh Agustin, NYU Steinhardt, Master of Science for Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Elder man holding a baby

NYU Undergraduate & Graduate students were invited to submit an image to our 2019-2020 competition themed the “The Aging Process”. Students were instructed that their image should capture and portray the power, vitality, wisdom, and beauty of aging, breaking down ageist stereotypes by showing older persons actively connected to the world as they age. Entries were judged on Impact, Creativity, and Storytelling. Winners will each receive a $500 award. We are pleased to announced our two winners of the competition: Undergraduate, Karen Zheng and Graduate, Hanh Agustin.

2nd Annual Image Competition | 4.30.20 Online Ceremony


Andy Teirstein - Newest Member of the Aging Incubator Steering Committee

March 30, 2020
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Tisch School of the Arts Professor, Dr. Andy Teirstein

On behalf of the NYU Aging Incubator Leadership Team, it is our pleasure to introduce our newest member of the Aging Incubator Steering Committee, Andy Teirstein, Ph.D., Tisch Arts Professor. Click the link below to view Andy's biography, research, and publications.

Dr. Andy Teirstein


NYU Aging Incubator Launches a COVID-19 Resources Page

March 25, 2020

Among the unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19, the Aging Incubator strives to keep our community informed and up-to-date. With that said, our Project Administrator, Natasha Nazir, created a COVID-19 Resources page that will provide you with helpful and trusted links on the coronavirus pandemic. Please note that we have posted a few links geared towards the health and well-being of our aging population during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are affected by the virus worldwide.

COVID-19 Resources Page


NYU Aging Incubator's Fellow, Dr. Tina Sadarangani, creates Cheat Sheet for Older Adults

March 24, 2020
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Dr. Tina Sadarangani

Dr. Tina Sadarangani helped the NYU Office of Community Engagement put together a cheat sheet of tips for older adults (and their caregivers, family members, etc.) on how to stay safe and healthy during this time. Take a moment to read and share these guidelines! 

COVID-19: Supporting Older Adults


NYU Aging Incubator Hosts: Fudan Inter-professional Training Program: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

December 4-6, 2019

The Fudan Delegation was led by Dr. Ying Zhang (Vice President/Vice Dean) from the Fudan University Stomatology Hospital/School of Stomatology. The delegation included 9 dentists, dental researchers, and dental surgeons. Dr. Xiaoyan Ou, Vice President of Stomatology Hospital at Nanchang University also attended the training. The training took place on December 4-6, 2019.


NYU Aging Incubator's 2nd Annual Innovators in Aging Award Winners

June 14, 2019
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Rufei Sheng and Zhu Wang

In 2019, NYU Students were invited to submit a proposal to develop an innovative tool or resource that would enhance research, policy or lifestyle for older adults as their lifespan increases. We are pleased to announce that the winning team plans to design a virtual reality system combined with a pressure-sensing walkway for clinicians to understand the underlying domain that leads to imbalance, by comparing balance parameters between rich and poor stimuli provided by various visual scenes. The team will have access to up to $10,000 to build their product during the 19/20 academic year.

The winning team members are:

Zhu Wang | Tandon School of Engineering, Phd of Computer Science

Rufei Sheng | Tandon School of Engineering, Master of Urban Science and Progress 

Marta Gospodarek | Steinhardt,  Phd of Music and Performing Arts Professions

2nd Annual Innovators in Aging Award Winners


BrainShape Podcast with NYU Aging Incubator's Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu, on Oral Health & Healthy Aging

June 4, 2019
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NYU Aging Incubator Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu

NYU Aging's Co-Director, Dr. Bei Wu, was featured in episode 12 of BrainShape's podcast. In this interview, Professor Wu disscussed oral health and its relationship to healthy aging. 

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NYU Aging Incubator's Co-director, Dr. Joshua Chodosh, teams with West Health to release its first Telehealth Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Guide

March 15, 2019
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Photo Credit: West Health

NYU Aging's Co-director, Dr. Joshua Chodosh, teams with West Health to create a practical guidebook for effectively implementing a telehealth program for post-acute and long-care. 

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Read NYU Aging Incubator's Latest Newsletter "A Year In Review | January 2019" 

January 28, 2019

Check out NYU Aging's latest newsletter that recaps all of 2018's dynamic speaking events, meaningful partnerships, and increased opportunities for innovation on aging. 

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NYU Aging Incubator Announces its 2018 Annual Student Image Award Competition Winners

December 5, 2018

The NYU Aging Incubator is pleased to announce its student winners for their 2018 Annual Student Image Award Competition. NYU Aging Incubator selected undergraduate Photography and Imaging student, Alina Patrick, from Tisch School of the Arts, and graduate Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) candidate, Tenzin Kunsang, from Rory Meyer’s College of Nursing as this year’s winners. Their images captured and portrayed the power, vitality, wisdom and beauty of aging. In addition, their images truly encompassed the “The Aging Process” theme for the competition that illustrated older persons actively connected to the world as they age.

Alina Patrick, Undergraduate 
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Photography and Imaging student

Tenzin Kunsang, Graduate
NYU Rory Meyer’s College of Nursing
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) candidate

Both Alina and Tenzin will each receive a $500 prize, and their images will be featured on NYU Aging Incubator’s website and additional media outlets from NYU Aging Incubator partners. The NYU Aging Incubator is extremely proud of the winners and thankful for the many students that submitted their entries in this year’s competition.


NYU School of Medicine and College of Global Public Health release research article for JAGS on "Hospital Readmission Risk for Patients with Self‐Reported Hearing Loss and Communication Trouble"

November 19, 2018
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Dr. Joshua Chodosh, NYU Aging Incubator Co-Director

NYU Aging Incubator's Co-director, Dr. Joshua Chodosh, along with NYU School of Medicine Drs. Barbara Weinstein and Jan Blustein, and NYU College of Global Public Health Dr. Ji Eun Chang, released a new research article for the Journal of the American Geriatirics Society (JAGS) on "Hospital Readmission Risk for Patients with Self‐Reported Hearing Loss and Communication Trouble".

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NYU Aging Incubator and NYU Global Research Initiatives co-hosted leaders from the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (CAGG)

November 14, 2018

The NYU Aging Incubator, along with NYU Global Research Initiatives, hosted delegates from the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (CAGG) on November 13. Mr. Liu Weilin, president of the CAGG, and Professors Lu Jiehua and Yao Yuan, Vice Presidents of the association gave presentations on their aging research. 

Speaker Biography | Watch Full Presentations

 


NYU Aging Incubator's Co-director, Dr. Vicki Raveis, Presents "Live Long and Prosper: Longevity in the 21st Century" at NYU Dentistry's Dean's Lecture

November 5, 2018
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Dr. Victoria Raveis, NYU Aging Incubator Co-Director

NYU Aging Incubator's Co-director, Dr. Vicki Raveis, delivered an insightful lecture about how people are living longer, healthier lives, due in part to lifestyle changes and advances in sciences and medicine at NYU Dentistry's Dean's Lecture.

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NYU Aging Incubator Collaborates with NYU Entrepreneurial Institute's "Intergenerational Innovation at the NYU Healthcare Makerthon"

November 5, 2018 
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Photo: NYU Aging Incubator

"This year’s Makerthon presented three challenges which asked the NYU community to develop business and product solutions that address the needs of America’s growing aging population. Makerthon organizing partner, the NYU Aging Incubator, provided the challenge prompts".

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NYU Meyers Awarded $6.1 Million NIH Grant to Improve Quality of Dementia Care in Hospice

October 29, 2018 
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Photo credit: Hartford Foundation / Julie Turkewitz

"The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing a $6.1 million grant to study a program designed to bring effective care to people with dementia receiving hospice care".

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NYU Aging Incubator's Co-director, Dr. Bei Wu, receives $3.47 Million NIH Grant for NYU Meyers to Improve Oral Health Among People with Dementia

October 4, 2018 
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Dr. Bei Wu, NYU Aging Incubator Co-Director

"The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health, have awarded the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing with funding to improve the oral hygiene of people with mild dementia. The $3.47 million, five-year grant will be used to implement and study a unique oral health intervention involving family caregivers in New York and North Carolina".

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New publication from Journal of Advanced Nursing, "Dementia Caregiver Interventions in Chinese Population: A Systematic Review"

October 4, 2018 

"In recent years, an increasing number of dementia caregiving interventions have been developed for Chinese older adults living in Asia that aim to reduce caregivers’ burden, depression and distress and enhance quality of life. However, little is known on the nature and the efficacy of these interventions. This new publication from Journal of Advanced Nursing examines the characteristics and efficacy of dementia caregiving interventions among the Chinese population".

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Ageing & Society releases new article, "The Mediating Roles of Functional Limitations and Social Support on the Relationship between Vision Impairment and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults"

September 5, 2018 
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Ageing & Society has published a recent study that aims to investigate the mediating roles of functional limitations and social support on the relationship between vision impairment and depressive symptoms in older adults.

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NYU Meyers Launches Aliviado, a Resource for Home Health and Hospice Teams Caring for People with Dementia

September 4, 2018 

"The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing is working to change home health and hospice care for people with dementia through a new initiative called Aliviado Health".

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Radio Interview: NYU Aging Co-Directors Speak with Generation Bold: The Fountain of Truth radio show 

June 10, 2018
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Radio show on BizTalkRadio

Listen to NYU Aging co-directors talk with BizTalk radio's Generation Bold: The Fountain of Truth  host, Adriane G. Berg, on how NYU Aging is changing the image of aging through innovative and interdisciplinary research, educational activities, events, service, and policy. 

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NEW STUDY: “Smart” Dresser Prototype Guides People with Dementia in Getting Dressed

May 1, 2018 
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The DRESS prototype uses a combination of sensors and image recognition to help with the dressing process. (Photo: Sapna Parikh/New York University)

"A new study published in JMIR Medical Informatics describes how a “smart home” prototype may help people with dementia dress themselves through automated assistance, enabling them to maintain independence and dignity and providing their caregivers with a much-needed respite..."


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NYU's Compliance Matters March Newsletter - "NYU’s New Aging Incubator: Engendering Generational Diversity"

March 15, 2018

"The Aging Incubator looks to challenge traditional perspectives and thoughts on aging. While the initiative started as a set of informal discussions around aging, it has grown to include speaker series events and an innovation award competition..."

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NYU Aging Incubator's 1st Annual Innovators in Aging Award Winners

January 25, 2018
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Left-to-Right: Anna Brown, Anthonia Seriki

We are very pleased to announce our winning team for the 1st Annual Innovators in Aging Award. The Innovators in Aging Award was launched in September 2017 for graduate and undergraduate students interested in submitting innovative ideas for tools or resources that would significantly enhance the lives of older adults. The winning team will partake in one of our speaker series this coming year to discuss their innovation.

1st Annual Innovators in Aging Award Winners


Read The BMJ's "Tackling Hearing Loss to Improve the Care of Older Adults"

January 23, 2018 
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Photo: BMJ 2018;360:k21

"Many older adults have difficulty understanding speech in acute healthcare settings owing to hearing loss, but the effect on patient care is often overlooked, argue Jan Blustein and colleagues..."


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NYU News Release | Older Adults Are Increasingly Identifying - But Still Likely Underestimating - Cognitive Impairment in Their Families 

January 16, 2018
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"An increasing number of older adults are reporting cognitive impairment in their families over the past two decades, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine..."


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