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Christine Cigolle et al. on establishing the first geriatric medicine fellowship program in Ghana

National Study of Caregiving (NSOC) Extended

Fabian Pfeffer receives Doris Entwisle Early Career Award from American Sociological Association

Mark Peterson on increased risk of mental health conditions for adults with cerebral palsy

Langa and Burke cited in NYT on Alzheimer's diagnosis

A new position statement by Mark Peterson et al. suggests that resistance training is vital to improving the health and longevity of older adults.

Julie Bynum et al. study association between care management and outcomes

Maust discusses the increasing rate of fatal falls for adults over 75

Colter Mitchell receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Joshua Ehrlich et al. on eye care use among US adults

Edward Norton (Michigan) et al. find Medicare Shared Savings Program may not be working as well as thought

Melissa Wei (Michigan) et al. find multimorbidity increase the risk of cognitive decline and suicide

Geronimus quoted in the Economist on racial gap in life expectancy

Geronimus, Bound (Michigan) et al. find growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone

Jacqui Smith (Michigan) receives Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award from the Gerontological Society of America

Kira Birditt, Lindsay Ryan (Michigan) and coauthors won Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America

Edward Norton recognized for excellence in research by UM School of Public Health

LA Times cites study by Burke, Skolarus and colleagues on soaring insurance deductibles

Iwashyna and colleagues found ICU associated with improved mortality rates for STEMI patients

Amanda Kowalski wins ASHEcon Medal

Maust (Michigan) on survey results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging

Lustig and coauthors study relationships among sleep quality, mood, age and working memory

Study by Langa, Faul, Weir on dementia prevalence featured in Forbes

Small Grants - Call for Applications from Population Dynamics and Health Program (PDHP)

Freedman coauthored study on end-of-life care quality quoted in Wired

Toni Antonucci Recipient of the 2020 APS Mentor Award

MiCDA Researchers present latest findings at PAA 2019

Cleared Concepts: An early heads-up for savvy scientists seeking funding from NIA

The Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer's Disease (MCCFAD) announces Research Scientist Enrichment Program and the Summer Data Immersion Program

Gerlach and Maust examine long-term Benzodiazepine use among older adults

Burgard quoted in Huffington Post

NIA Director outlines aging research in 2019

Freedman et al. study association between caregivers' wellbeing and daily caregiving experience

Michigan Radio Stateside's conversation with Bruno Giordani

NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program Call for Application

Langa, Giordani (Michigan) and co-authors find black adults with high blood pressure showed faster cognitive decline

Funding for Behavioral Change to Benefit Older Adults from NIA's Research Centers Collaborative Network

Ofstedal et al. show religiosity improves life expectancy in the U.S.


Common dementia screening tests often misclassify patients, Langa and colleagues find

A new NIA-funded resource synergizes efforts of aging research centers

MiCDA Pilot Grant Pre-Proposals due Jan. 11, 2019

Special issue to commemorate 50 years of PSID

Freedman co-authored study on dementia's impact on family and caregivers was cited in The New York Times

Study on widening differences in life expectancy by Antonucci and Jackson quoted in NYT

NYT quotes study on widening differences in life expectancy by Antonucci (Michigan), Berkman (Harvard), Carstensen (Stanford), Goldman (USC/UCLA) and Jackson (Michigan)

Henry Paulson quoted in the Detroit News on the use of stem cells in Alzheimer research

James Jackson selected to receive distinguished APA award

Ehrlich et al. find impaired vision raises risk of falls in older adults

James Jackson received Rema Lapouse Award from the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association

MiCDA well represented at Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting 2018

PRB highlights eight demographic trends transforming America's older population from "Future Directions for the Demography of Aging"

Joshua Ehrlich and co-authors find various forms of disability are strongly associated with depression in older adults

Call for Papers: Cumulative Dis/Advantage: Innovations in Research and Theory (Journals of Gerontology Series B)

Postdoctoral Fellowship NIA/NICHD - Call for Applications

Stagg, Ehrlich, Choi and Levine publish in JAMA Ophthalmology on association of cognitive impairment with cataract surgery

Ajrouch, Antonucci and Zahodne are among UM faculty investigators of the newly NIA awarded Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer's Disease

Reuters cites Mahmoudi led study on association of hearing aid use and health care use

Lauren Gerlach et al find excessive prescription benzodiazepine use among older adults

Sleep's Role in Aging and Chronic Disease - New Evidence from PRB

Langa and co-authors summarize current evidence of racial disparities in cognitive functioning

Fusaro, Levy and Shaefer examine racial/ethnic disparities in the lifetime prevalence of homelessness

Maust quoted in Time for sleeping pill use among U.S. older adults

Congratulations to Martha Bailey on being elected to the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association

Michigan Research Experts intended to foster collaboration among U-M health, medical, and life scientists

New York Times cites study on family and unpaid caregivers by Freedman and co-authors

Faculty Small Grants from the Population Dynamics and Health Program (PDHP): Call For Applications

NIA position for Behavioral or Social Science relevant to Alzheimer's Disease

8-week Data Incubator training program prepares grad students, postdocs, faculty for industry careers as data scientists

Gerlach et al. find high rates of long-term sedative prescribing for older Americans

Ehrlich et al. find racial disparities in low-vision device use

Ehrlich: Most vision loss is preventable or treatable

Burke et al. find the Affordable Care Act improves medication adherence for middle aged stroke survivors

PRB launches 2018 WPD site with focus on changing age structures across the globe and historical time

Clarke co-leads new U-M rehabilitation research and training center

Peterson et al. find children with weak grip strength more likely to have poor health in later years

Skolarus, Burke et al. find many older Americans are at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, but few are tested and treated

Antonucci's model illustrates importance of maintaining a healthy social network into old age

Choi and Levy find SES linked to hearing aid use among older Americans

Geronimus: Stress makes black women 7.5 years older in biological age than white counterparts

Burgard on economic downturns and rise in US suicides

Skolarus selected to participate in Flint health initiative

Student volunteers needed for IAPHS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, Oct 3-5. Register July 23.

MiCDA researchers find falling prevalence of dementia among older Americans

Karvonen-Gutierrez says grip strength shown to be a "robust indicator of underlying disease risk"

Joelle Abramowitz examines Medicaid expansion and reduced out-of-pocket cost

Martha Bailey elected to the Board of Officers of the Society of Labor Economists

Charlie Brown elected to the Board of Officers of the Society of Labor Economists

Choi, Schoeni, Martin, Langa assess trends in cognitive limitations among older Americans over the past 16 years

West, Axinn and Schouten present case studies in responsive survey design research in 1-day workshop

Schoeni on worldwide caregiving costs of Alzheimer's

Karvonen-Gutierrez et al. find decreased stress for women during midlife

Mahmoudi finds hearing aids may help seniors with hearing loss avoid, shorten hospital stays

Major advances in aging supported by the NIA (video)

'ISR Runs for Bob' team at Twinkie Run, 4/22/2018

Schoeni, Freedman and Langa provide the good and bad news on dementia trends among older Americans

Cigolle coauthored study on inclusion of older adults in clinical trials cited in NYT

U-M participants at 2018 PAA Annual Meeting

MiCDA Pilot Project Symposium, May 7

Burgard et al. find sudden loss of wealth at midlife linked to increased risk of mortality

Sonnega says lack of pension benefits motivates longer work lives

PDHP invites applications for Faculty Small Grants in support of population science

Maust quoted in New York Times

Geronimus says people exposed to discrimination are "endlessly seeing tigers"

PRB policy communication training for pre-docs extends application deadline to March 12

Anderson discusses excess deaths under Stalin with BBC

Mehta et al. examine impact on national disability levels of reducing 5 modifiable health risks

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health leadership development programs accepting applications

PRB's interactive map by gender and state of death rates for Americans age 55+


Jackson on stress, coping behaviors, and health among African Americans

ISR ranks 4th in UM's record-setting unit expenditures for research

Martha Bailey among Bloomberg's 'People to Watch in 2018'

Symposium on translational research advances in health and aging, Nov 29, 9-2, NCRCB

Nov 9, Rackham: David Lam helps kick off Bicentennial Symposium on UM's past, present, future social science research

U-M honors James Jackson's groundbreaking work on how race impacts the health of black Americans

Choi and Schoeni find mismatch between health of older Americans and increasing Social Security retirement age

Ofstedal elected to PAA Board of Directors

James Jackson named inaugural recipient of U-M Diversity Scholar Career Award

Langa's work adds to evidence linking poor vision to late-life cognitive decline

U-M's HomeLab allows researchers to observe and test interventions for seniors' home life

HRS data show 37% of Americans age 50+ have less than $1,000 in their checking account

Langa et al. find rising rates of healthy older Americans are uneven by race, education, and income

How do recent hurricanes impact Americans' retirement destination decisions?

PSID: Charting American families for 50 years

Skolarus and colleagues target ER patients for hypertension intervention using mobile phone

Langa et al. find more ER visits for older disabled patients with weary caregiver spouses

Analysis using HRS data finds 22% of Americans age 50+ have credit card debt in excess of $10,000

Norton et al. put dollar value on relief from chronic pain for Americans age 50+

Choi and Iwashyna find rise in all-cause hospital stays for older adults following natural disaster

Sherman says elder caregiving can be "a lonely business"

Smith finds negative views on aging linked to delayed health care

Mehta says risky health behaviors have high societal costs

Neal Krause wins GSA's Robert Kleemeier Award

How to stay sharp? Walk, talk, and read, says Langa

PRB report looks at the changing face of dementia

HRS data suggest important considerations in early retirement

Job mobility in your 50s? Study by Sonnega, McFall and Willis says sure.

How employers, the government, and older people can help keep Americans age 65-plus in the workforce

MiCDA Research Fellowship - applications due July 21, 2017

Peterson looks at brain age as function of physical activity

Two U-M studies reveal more financial pessimism, less spending among retirees

Polenick and colleagues examine how perceived relationships between older fathers and middle-aged children impact the well-being of both

Sonnega, McFall and Willis examine Americans' job changes after age 55

Panapasa finds Pacific Islanders in CA have higher health risks, lower insurance coverage than other Californians

Burke and Skolarus question whether strokes are really increasing among Americans under age 65

Langa, Faul, Weir et al report on decreasing prevalence of dementia among Americans in JAMA

List of U-M participants at PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29

Bound, Geronimus, et al. find estimates of decreasing longevity among low-SES whites sensitive to measures and interpretations

Skolarus says greater caregiving needs of black stroke survivors warrant attention

HRS Research-in-Progress seminar: Trends in cognitive limitations among 51-64 year olds. Thurs, March 16th

Iwashyna and colleagues find ICU doesn't increase survival rates for some older patient problems

Karvonen-Gutierrez and colleagues analyze how bones change during menopause transition

Aging in the 21st Century synthesizes large range of research output using HRS data

NIA offers heads up on future funding possibilities by publishing concepts approved at National Advisory Council on Aging meetings

ICPSR Summer Program scholarships to support training in statistics, quantitative methods, research design, and data analysis

ISR Next Generation Awards: Support for pre-docs and early-career researchers in the social sciences

Langa says more education and better disease treatments may have led to lower dementia rates among older Americans

2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

Russell Sage 2-week workshop on social science genomics, June 11-23, 2017, Santa Barbara

RFP: Pilot Proposals from the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America. Due: February 28, 2017.

Langa says dementia risk tied to cardiovascular system and education level


Kardia and colleagues say surviving Californians who were forcibly sterilized by the state should get financial redress

Burgard and Seelye find job insecurity linked to psychological distress among workers in later years

Lam says Health and Retirement Study is one of the most important surveys in the world

Langa and colleagues find decline in dementia prevalence among Americans 65+

Heisler discusses advantages of the medical home model for treating patients with chronic conditions requiring medications

Iwashyna, Langa and colleagues find socioeconomic links to rates of hospital readmission among older Americans

Summer workshop in genomic analysis for social-behavioral researchers, June 12-16, 2017

Seminar on aging and metabolism, U-M's Kahn Auditorium, Nov 11, 10 am

Hayward, Krause et al. find belief in divine control over health linked to worse health outcomes, but greater life satisfaction

Weir et al. find cumulated childhood traumas linked to cellular aging

Langa and Iwashyna investigate basis for higher end-of-life care costs among blacks and Hispanics

Population-Level Trends in Dementia: Call for Proposals

NIH mock study section for those considering K or R grants: Sept 14

Willis on job complexity and "mental retirement": Sept 29, 12-1pm, 6080 ISR

Paulson directs NIH-funded Michigan Alzheimer's center

Halter and colleagues examine geroscience in special journal issue

Langa says link between parents' and children's longevity is multifaceted

Sonnega finds depression elevates risk of heart disease among black Americans

Freedman finds black Americans live more of their older years with disability than white Americans

Skolarus and Burke find elderly stroke victims create huge demand on caregivers

Geronimus says black-white differences in mortality "help silence black voices in the electorate"

New NSHAP data users invited to submit proposals for training in data use and analysis. Proposals due Aug 5.

Presentation on multilevel modeling using Stata, July 26th, noon, 6050 ISR

Overview of Michigan's advanced research computing resources, Monday, June 27, 9-10:30 am, BSRB - Kahn Auditorium

Schmitz finds job loss before retirement age contributes to weight gain, especially in men

Langa et al find optimism linked to decreased cognitive impairment in those 65 years and older

How does expanding Medicaid impact access to and wait times for primary care?

McFall, Sonnega, Willis, and Hudomiet link job characteristics and retirement decisions

Webinar on NIA's grant review process: June 14, 2016 (12 pm EDT)

Iwashyna looks for answers to cascading critical illnesses among some ICU patients

Research by Norton et al. suggests quality of care weakened by using price metrics in Medicare service criteria

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

AAUP reports on faculty compensation by category, affiliation, and academic rank

Health and Retirement Study Workshop, U-M Institute for Social Research, June 6-10

Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data User Workshop, ICPSR, June 13-17

American's Changing Lives Data Users' Workshop. U-M Institute for Social Research, July 6-8, 2016

Study by Freedman, Wolf and Spillman cited in discussion of changing socioeconomic expectations for older Americans

Laitner says increasing longevity and laisse faire economy work against having enough retirement savings

U-M & PSC Participants at PAA Annual Meeting 2016

Freedman et al find women are living longer than men, but with fewer disability-free years

Jadhav speaks on widowhood and depression, Thurs, March 17, noon, 12-1pm, 6006 ISR

Jackson et al find many groups suffer discrimination, but older Americans may handle the accompanying stress better

HRS genomics data available for analysis

Skolarus, Freedman, Burke et al. find home care for stroke survivors averages 22 hours a week and $11,000 a year

MIDAS requests proposals in health and social sciences

Langa says new findings underscore impact of education on dementia

Langa says evidence points to declining dementia risk in high-income countries over past two decades

Frey says Boomers continue to make 'ground-breaking history' as they enter their seventies

Request for pilot proposals from MiCDA Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America, due 4.14.2016

MiCDA Pilot Grant Proposals due Jan. 25, 2016


Choi finds parents' heart problems bring adult children closer to home

Geronimus says findings on health disparities plausible and disturbing

HRS to collect new data on the aging immune system, dementia, and late boomers

Willis finds those who stay on the job after age 60 stay sharper than early retirees

Weir's 2009 report on NFL brain injuries got more attention than neurological findings published in 2005

Call for proposals: PSID small grants for research on life course impacts on later life wellbeing

PRB report examines the impact of the Great Recession on older Americans

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans

Freedman and colleagues report on family caregiving for older adults with dementia

Choi , Zivin, and colleagues find in-person socializing helps lower depression in older adults

Levy says ACA not increasing early retirements as expected

Alter says lack of access to administrative data is "big drag on research"

Giordani says that despite lack of definitive positive findings for Alzheimer's, exercise is important to keeping aging brain in good health

Cigolle says lack of elderly in clinical drug trials requires clinicians to extrapolate in prescribing for this population

Krause finds aging linked to religious involvement in most countries

Levenstein on the use of synthetic administrative data to protect confidentiality

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

Freedman finds elderly in assisted living get outside more than those in own homes

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Geronimus says stress of poverty robs urban poor of many years of healthy living

James Jackson says racial health disparities at older ages result from differences in lived experiences, not genetics

Langa et al. find having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost 8 years

Postdoc Apoorva Jadhav wins Herzog Award for her research on older populations

Laitner says planning for future retirement should account for increasing longevity

Geronimus says urban poor experience cellular aging linked to chronic stress of poverty, racism, everyday life

Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21

HRS data analysis indicates 1 in 5 older Americans dies broke

Geronimus, Bound and colleagues find excess mortality among blacks influences key elections

Request for pilot proposals, Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities

2015 RAND Summer Institute addresses critical issues of population aging: July 6-9, 2015

Giordani and colleagues explore using portable MCI diagnostics among older African Americans

Remembering NIA's Richard Suzman

Langa gives plenary lecture at 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit

Pre-proposals for MiCDA Pilot Grant funding due Jan 26, 2015

Cigolle finds falls among seniors up 30% over past 12 years

Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Research Using PSID Data. Due March 2, 2015

Langa says seniors taking multiple medications may experience side effects that mimic MCI


Request for Pilot Proposals, Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities

Apply for 2-year NIA Postdoctoral Fellowships that begin September 2015

Iwashyna says ADL screening/monitoring important for heart attack and stroke survivors

Freedman cited in piece on new models of residential care for seniors

Bailey finds federally funded CHCs reduced mortality and health care costs for those 50+

Levy and Langa find older Americans may not enjoy benefits of internet-based health information

Langa, Iwashyna et al. find decreased functionality among heart attack and stroke survivors decade after event

Frey says predominance of older white GOP will fade in long term given shifting demographics

Halter says dog study of anti-aging drug long way from human application

Stafford says exiting down stock market worsened position of low-income households

Smith and colleagues find aging satisfaction linked to preventive health screenings

Freedman and Spillman find nearly half of those 65+ need some daily assistance

Krause says having religious friends leads to gratitude, which is associated with better health

Freedman says older husbands take cue from wives on relationship satisfaction

Stafford comments on the challenges of the over-55 workforce

Additional grant money available from NIA for early researchers doing NIA-funded work

Langa says individual risk of Alzheimer's seems to have declined in U.S.

Choi, Schoeni, Langa, and Heisler find CV events increase likelihood of residential proximity for older parents and adult children

Work of Cigolle, Ofstedal et al. cited in Forbes story on frailty risk among the elderly

What a "just-in-time" information request from NIA signals about the ultimate success of your application

James Jackson to be appointed to NSF's National Science Board

Clarke and Ailshire find air quality linked to cognitive decline in older adults

Willis and Rohwedder's report on retirement and cognition cited in NYT

McEniry and Schoeni host Conference on Long-run Impacts of Early Life Events

ISR seminar on developments in household panel surveys, May 22

Karraker finds divorce after age 50 more common when wives fall ill than when husbands do

Willis and Hsu find dementia impacts financial decision making among Americans over 50

NIH announces new policy for resubmissions (4/17/14)

7 trends in retirement from the Michigan Retirement Research Center

Freedman finds caring for husband adds to wife's happiness

Langa says Alzheimer's nearly as lethal as heart disease and cancer, and more costly to treat

Karraker says sexual activity signals psychological and physical well-being among older couples

McEniry says well-intentioned public health interventions decades ago may cause problems for elderly in developing countries

Burgard says upside of recession may be a decline in mortality

Martha Bailey and Brad Hershbein win 2013 IZA Young Labor Economist Award


Study by Freedman et al subject of NYT piece on how seniors cope with limitations

Jacqui Smith and colleagues explore association between life satisfaction and health care utilization

Freedman et al. find 69% of older adults need some type of assistance with daily activities

New ISR center to advance research methods linking biological and social science data

Kenneth Langa says recent studies support decrease in dementia prevalence worldwide

Analysis of dementia costs by Michael Hurd (RAND) and Kenneth Langa (Michigan) cited in USA Today

Kimball says negative nominal interest rates plus electronic money can smooth economy

Conference on complex systems and population health, Feb 24-25

Levy and Buchmueller say ACA subsidies will make health care system more fair and efficient

Arline Geronimus elected to Institute of Medicine, 2013

Krause awarded $8 million to study links between religion and health

Arline Geronimus featured in AJPH issue on society, genetics, and health

Antonucci and colleagues find adult stepchildren give little help to stepmothers in dementia caregiving

Levy's work cited in story on balancing coordination and competition in health care reform

Levy says Detroiters' pain of losing retiree health benefits will be softened by insurance exchanges

Burgard says working conditions drive mental health disparities seen in mid-life adults

Stafford says stock market declines discourage retirement saving

Zivin says depression rates decreasing among older Americans

Bound's work cited in look at how retirement affects health and life expectancy

Frey says more deaths than births among white Americans signals big demographic shifts

Diez Roux finds neighborhood food sources, walkability linked to obesity

Langa says genetic data could clarify link between long-lived parents and healthy adult children found in HRS analysis

Krause says optimism higher in older people who believe others are praying for them

Panapasa comments on negative health effects for Samoans of some high-fat imported foods

Arline Geronimus wins Excellence in Research Award from School of Public Health

NIH-funded study at RAND and University of Michigan estimates costs of dementia

Antonucci discusses how older people can influence the happiness in their lives

Langa says isolating costs of dementia from other health care costs yields important information

Pre-proposals for MiCDA Pilot Grant funding due March 15, 2013

Stafford finds shrinking proportion of labor force with retirement accounts

Lauren Nicholas elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance

Kimball interviewed by CNBC on why U.S. should have sovereign wealth fund

Diez Roux says Americans' health problems are systemic


Jackson elected president of COSSA

Kimball talks paperless money, negative interest, investing vs. saving, quantitative easing

Jackson asks why protective benefit of education on longevity does not extend to black men

Burgard comments on study linking unemployment and heart attacks among older workers

House discusses role of stress in women's shrinking lifespans

Levenstein and colleagues find office proximity promotes research collaboration

Freedman says disability prevalence varies by age group among older population

Jackson comments on $2.7 million grant from NIA for Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research

Schwarz finds repeated misinformation, even when known to be false, has influence

Nicholas says advance directives help ensure preferred EOL care in all localities (online forum)

Panapasa and colleagues find high rates of smoking, obesity among Pacific Islanders

Jackson says risk behavior may be factor in life expectancy declines among less-educated whites

Burgard et al. find job insecurity has negative health impact on workers

Laitner and Silverman say tax rate changes could lengthen working lives, lower Federal deficit

Panapasa highlights need to understand health disparities of Pacific Island population in US

Li says friendships and family contacts important to well-being at midlife

Antonucci receives career contribution award from Gerontological Society of America

Six local women partnered with A2A3 break record for English Channel swim

Silverman says data from online app signal changes in consumer sentiment and financial well-being

Nicholas, Langa, Iwashyna, and Weir win award for JAMA paper

James House named Henry Russel Lecturer for 2013 by U-M Regents

Frey says baby boomers not ready for America's new demographics

Levy blogs on economic and policy misunderstandings in Supreme Court arguments on health care legislation

Burgard and Ailshire find family relations impact sleep

Langa gives plenary on Alzheimer's treatment and prevention

Mary Beth Ofstedal wins U-M Research Faculty Achievement Award

Cigolle finds intervention success for diabetes in older adults

Wightman and Schoeni find most young adults helped financially by parents

Linda Waite, Deborah Carr, Laura Carstensen and Toni Antonucci comment on living alone without loneliness

Antonucci says we underestimate value of friendships

Antonucci leading test of successful aging program among low-income seniors

Jackson presents demographics on State of Race in America at Aspen Institute symposium

Antonucci says people living alone should actively build and maintain relationships

Health and Retirement Study adds genetic data to NIH database

Antonucci says good friends increase feelings of worth and meaning, especially as we age

Michigan participation at PAA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 3-5, 2012

Langa says care-giving resources for dementia key public policy issue

Schwarz and Lee study on fish odor and suspicion discussed in Post

Levy featured in story on U-M faculty advisors to White House

Frey tells NYT unmarried boomers face greater economic hardships than married counterparts

Diez Roux notes that life expectancy is rising with weak economy as during Great Depression

Frey says age of senior citizen status a "gray area"

Data from pilot wave of Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) now available

Weir says years near end of work life best time for retirement savings (USN&WR)

Danziger sees vulnerability in safety net for very poor

Farley and Frey question new findings on urban racial residential segregation

Levy discusses federally mandated state health insurance exchanges

Sastry says new findings point out need for focus on mental health in natural disasters

Frey says child population declined in U.S. 2010-2011

Jennifer Barber awarded William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellowship


Danziger cited in Huffington Post review of 2011

Frey says upcoming retirees "may not run with the herd," but many will still move to Florida

Burgard's work on women's nighttime caregiving cited in Post column on "midnight moms"

Frey comments on voting implications of growing income gap among blacks

David Lam to lead European research program studying labor markets of poor countries

Frey says recession and mortgage meltdown has checked residential mobility

Diez Roux et al cited in story on association of optimism and inflammatory markers in the middle-aged

Lam says we should not be afraid to celebrate birth of 7 billionth child

David Lam participates in Hopkins' symposium on the meaning of the 7 billionth human

Lam says 7 billionth child almost surely better off than 6 billionth

Lam discusses sustainability for the world at 7 billion with John Hockenberry (audio)

Frey tells Post DC has become magnet for people aged 25 to 34

Schoeni discusses AJPH article on early childhood links to mid-life health

Lam discusses implications of innovation for population growth in Post story

Nicholas discusses end of life issues on public radio

Nicholas et al find advance directives may improve care, cut costs at end of life

Hermalin and Lowry find surprising smoking pattern for Chinese women

Frey tells NYT more children in poverty now than since 1962

Danziger says Heritage Foundation's conservative commentator very influential with Republicans

Applications being accepted for the Marshall Weinberg Fellowship on Population, Development and Climate Change. Deadline Sept 30

Barbara Anderson appointed to the Census Bureau's Scientific Advisory Committee

Bound notes social and health benefits of work-related activity for seniors

Barber's survey method of 'ask less more often' cited as example for UX research

George Alter appointed Director, ICPSR

Norton finds insecurity over weight hinders women in workplace

Lam says fears of 'Population Bomb' unfounded in 2011

Geronimus says social stressors account for racial disparities in health among women and infants

Langa says greater older age memory loss among populations in 'stroke belt' connects risk factors

Shapiro finds only 13% of households spend extra take-home pay from stimulus tax cuts

R. Thornton and colleagues explore link between education and democratization

Frey discusses U.S. trend toward "minority majority" on NPR

Frey says white middle-class Americans a shrinking population

Lam says increased food production, education eased effects of population growth

Shapiro comments on Michigan's fiscal circumstances, credit rating

Bound says declines in low-skill jobs driving losses in men's labor force participation rates

Lam says nation's shrinking share of global population not cause for alarm

Jackson and colleagues find depression linked to feelings of control and age in African American men

Norton comments on employment penalties for overweight women

Xie cited in NYT on China's changing population

Bound says disabled shouldn't be blamed for inability to work, need for DI benefits

Arland Thornton receives 2011 Taeuber Award

Lam says food production, urbanization, education mitigated "population bomb"

PSC Reseachers at the Population Association of America 2011 Annual Meeting

Weir finds the conscientious earn more, save more for retirement

Frey comments on exodus of Detroit's blacks to suburbs

Research Network on AIDS and Older Persons in Africa and Asia is a new international network led by Knodel and Lam.

UN ESCAP publishes results of Knodel's MiCDA pilot grant, Older-age Parents and AIDS in the ERA of ART, the Case of Thailand

Research on Aging features several articles that resulted from MiCDA's 2008 AIDS and the Elderly workshop.

Geronimus and Bound find high death rates persist for black Americans in 2000

Geronimus says US cultural influences dampen gains in life expectancy seen in other high-income nations


Freedman documents connection between neighborhood and cancer among older men and women

Frey says recent Census data show "idea of postracial America has a way to go"

Willis finds handing over family finances to husbands weak in numeracy skills is costly

James Jackson awarded Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science by New York Academy of Medicine

James House appointed visiting scholar at Russell Sage Foundation

Willis and colleagues find link between numeracy skills and family wealth

Willis discusses link between retirement and memory

John Bound named George E. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Economics

Willis notes importance of comparable datasets to study of elderly cognition worldwide

HRS @20. A celebration of 20 years of the Health and Retirement Study. October 1st, 2010 from 1-5 pm, Palmer Commons Auditorium.

Geronimus cited for work on "weathering" in CHE article

Helen Levy appointed to position at Council of Economic Advisers

Kaplan to lead Network on Inequality, Complexity, and Health

Thomas Juster memorial service will take place on October 2, 2010 from 10am - noon, Michigan League Hussey Room

McNally says responses to Alzheimer's caregiving vary along racial and ethnic lines

Knodel and Lam lead the new Research Network on AIDS and Older Persons in Africa and Asia

Clarke finds benefits for aging populations in enabling urban environments

Philippa Clarke elected Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 2010

Schoeni says parental support of adult children has increased over past 3 decades

Xie discusses 'mammoth' China survey to document changing society

James Jackson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Freedman says uptick in middle-age disability suggests need for prevention, early intervention

Levy says Medicare increases use of health care, but has no effect on mortality

Levy cited on mortality effects of Medicare in The Atlantic


George Alter elected vice-president of the Social Science History Association

Knodel discusses impact of HIV/AIDS on older persons in SE Asia - audio

Weir testifies on findings from study of retired NFL players

Bob Schoeni recognized with U-M Research Faculty Achievement Award

Weir looks at work expectations among older Americans

David Lam elected president of PAA for 2011

Myron Gutmann to head NSF's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

Geronimus' work on health and racism is Miller-McCune cover story

Sarah Burgard receives U-M Excellence in Education Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2009

Bob Willis given Distinguished Alumni Award, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Washington, 2009

Burgard's work on fear of job loss cited by AARP

Yu Xie elected to National Academy of Sciences

Aging in Developing Countries Network site launched

Burgard featured in USNWR piece on how jobs affect longevity

Lauren Nicholas wins 2009 Heinz Dissertation Award from NASI

James House receives ASA award for contributions to study of mental health

Lauren Nicholas receives Regula Herzog Young Investigators Award


Robert Schoeni shares Heidelberg Club International award for significant contributions to the field of gerontology

Barbara Anderson honored with Regents Award for Distinguished Public Service

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Older Persons in Africa and Asia, a conference, November 7-8, 2008

James House awarded Distinguished University Professorship

P30 Centers on the Demography of Aging receive Heidelberg Club International award for significant contributions to the field of gerontology.

Lam discusses economic challenges posed by population aging in Brazil (Portuguese)

Yu Xie wins PAA's 2008 Clifford C Clogg Award

Weir, Ofstedal, Willis et al. find one in three over 70 has memory loss

Schoeni finds disability rates declining among older Americans

Schoeni and colleagues explore why disability rates are dropping among older Americans.

Langa finds aging Boomers less likely than prior generations to develop severe memory loss

Burgard and House find link between job loss due to health and depression


Yu Xie selected as Distinguished University Professor

David Weir elected to Board of Directors of the Population Association of America

Frey says boomers face delayed retirement

Robert Willis elected President, Society of Labor Economists

James House elected to National Academy of Sciences

John Bound and Frank Stafford elected Fellows of Society of Labor Economists

Pienta explores influence of a mate and children on women’s later life happiness

Levy says research unable to establish causal relationship between health insurance and health

James House receives ASA's Cooley-Mead Award


Arline Geronimus awarded fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 2007-2008

John Bound awarded fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 2007-2008

Albert Hermalin Honored by Global Health community

Geronimus et al. find excess mortality higher for urban vs. rural blacks

Frey speculates on U.S. population changes by 2026


TRENDS, is a new NIA-supported network of researchers working to accelerate scientific understanding of old-age disability trends.


John Bound named Fellow of the Econometric Society

Yu Xie elected to Academia Sinica