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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
September 14, 2022

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has designated GSA as a Healthy People 2030 Champion. This means that GSA has demonstrated a commitment to helping achieve the Healthy People 2030 vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
July 27, 2022

Resulting from the first call for papers of its kind, The Gerontologist has published a new special issue, “Social Determinants of Health in the Context of Race and Age,” which offered those with an interest in intersectional scholarship an opportunity to apply non-traditional theories, methods, and analysis to the study of gerontology.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
July 19, 2022

The eleventh edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), developed by the World Health Organization, was rolled out at the beginning of this year. Among its new revisions were some items that caught the attention of the gerontological community: “old age” being classified under general symptoms and an extension code for “aging-related.”

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
June 23, 2022

According to the most recent issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR), titled “A World with Alzheimer’s Disease,” there is a large and growing gap between what can be done to help persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers and what is actually being done, and this gap only widens with the lack of public education, provider training, and implementation of proven care approaches.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
May 16, 2022

Since its inception in February 2021, the UNITE initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been working to identify and address structural racism within the NIH-supported and the greater scientific community, and to establish an equitable and civil culture within the biomedical research enterprise and reduce barriers to racial equity in the biomedical research workforce.

As part of this work, the initiative has been conducting a series of public online sessions to present the latest data and ideas on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the biomedical workforce and in research, and featuring leaders from the NIH community as well as other experts from the biomedical research community.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
April 19, 2022

As busy researchers, clinicians, and educators, the time you have available for other professional endeavors is limited. Yet so many GSA members make the time to be fully engaged with their Society, strengthening the field daily.

So during this Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re celebrating YOU as GSA could not move forward without the volunteer commitments of its members. GSA President Peter Lichtenberg says it best in a new video he’s recorded especially for this occasion.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
April 8, 2022

GSA’s Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) 2022 is taking place from April 17 to 23. The Society, along with partner organizations, needs your help to raise awareness about the wide-ranging career opportunities in the field of aging.

Check out GSA’s CIAW Week Toolkit for resources on how to get involved and spread the word. CIAW is observed every year by businesses, clinics, coalitions, organizations, universities, colleges, and other parties across the world.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
April 4, 2022

Researchers have until April 15 to apply for the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Butler-Williams Scholars Program, and if you’re eligible, I encourage you to apply for this training program taking place virtually this summer! Or if you’re a mentor to someone who qualifies, please share this opportunity. As GSA has long provided a home for junior scholars through our Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization, we proudly welcome Butler-Williams participants into the fold.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
March 30, 2022

GSA’s vice president of policy and professional affairs, Patricia “Trish” D’Antonio, was part of a select panel of experts convened recently by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to discuss increasing routine vaccinations. Among her many responsibilities, Trish serves as co-chair of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), which works to strengthen and enhance access to and increase utilization of vaccines among adults. Participation in coalitions like AVAC is one of many ways that GSA is able to amplify its advocacy efforts.

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By CEO James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
March 21, 2022

GSA invites you to join with us and many others nationwide as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program. It was on March 22, 1972, that President Richard Nixon signed into law the measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for older adults aged 60 and above.

This legislation has helped to fund community-based programs — like Meals on Wheels — and has been responsible for the only federal program designed specifically to meet both the nutritional and social needs of older adults. Thank you to all of our members who have contributed to the success of this important work.

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  2. Standing in Solidarity with Ukraine
  3. Obesity Care Week 2022 is Here!
  4. Indianapolis Isn’t Just About Racing
  5. Peer-Reviewers Needed by Feb. 17: Be an Architect of the GSA 2022 Program!
  6. Revised Style Guides Advance Age-Inclusive Language
  7. GSA Steps into Leadership Role with FoNIA Coalition
  8. GSA’s Journals Unite to Accelerate New DEI Guidance
  9. In Examining Systemic Inequities, PP&AR Asks Us to Learn from Societal Disruptions
  10. Potentially Game-Changing in the Research Arena, ARPA-H Draws Closer to Reality
  11. You Made a Difference: Your Science Lives on Through GSA’s Meeting Platform
  12. It’s Within Our Power to Curb C. diff
  13. Funded by NIA? Share Your Work Through a New Social Media Awareness Campaign
  14. GSA Invites Members to Participate in HBCU Collaboration
  15. Pathways into Retirement Are Varied and Often Difficult, PP&AR Shows
  16. GSA Invites Diverse Emerging Scholars to Career Development Workshop
  17. Join Sept. 15’s Virtual NACA Meeting for Federally Funded Aging Research Updates
  18. Vaccine and Mask Conversations: How Do We Have a Useful Dialog?
  19. In Creating Vaccine Success Stories, Flu Shot Can’t Be Overlooked
  20. Congrats to Dr. Marie Bernard, Now Leading Scientific Workforce Diversity at NIH
  21. GSA Journals Lead Among Most-Cited Publications
  22. New Issue of The Gerontologist Showcases Persistent Workforce Challenges in Long-Term Care
  23. Words Matter: GSA’s Reframing Aging Work Animates the Age-Friendly Ecosystem
  24. Together We Can Tackle the Threat of C. difficile
  25. GSA Keeps COVID-19 Resources Relevant with New Updates
  26. Get a Bird’s-Eye View of the National Advisory Council on Aging: Next Meeting May 12
  27. Play Your Part During Careers in Aging Week: April 18 to 24
  28. New Brief Provides Roadmap for Advancing Dementia Caregiving
  29. Spotlight Shines on GSA Members in New PBS Program
  30. COVID-19 Scholarship Shines in Journal Collections
  31. Check out GSA’s New Fellows Forum — Insights on Aging Biology
  32. Invitation to Submit Your Scholarship: Opportunities with GSA’s Journals and 2021 Meeting
  33. Science Again Proves Itself a Winning Investment; Share Yours at GSA 2021!
  34. With U.S. Back in WHO, Decade Ahead Looks More Promising
  35. Policy Considerations for a Post-COVID Presidency
  36. Promote Vaccine Awareness and Change the Course of History
  37. Undaunted: A Tribute to Kathy Hyer
  38. GSA’s Policy Internship Will Go Virtual in 2021; Apply Now!
  39. GSA’s Journals Continue Tradition of Strong Stewardship
  40. Your Hard Work Rewarded: The Scholarship Continues on GSA’s Meeting Platform
  41. New: Engage in GSA Meeting Presenter Discussions (Live Q&A with Speakers)
  42. Three Key Dates to Remember
  43. Take Advantage of GSA 2020 Pre-Conference Events — Sign up Now!
  44. Building the Case for Age-Inclusivity in Higher Education
  45. Need to Upload Your GSA 2020 Meeting Presentation? We’ll Show You How
  46. Submit Your Late Breaker Poster Abstracts by September 3
  47. A GSA Meeting of Expanded Opportunities Awaits You
  48. Ageism Is Rampant, Poll Confirms, But We Can Fight It Together
  49. Infographic Dispels Myths About COVID-19’s Impact on Older Adults
  50. New GSA Fact Sheet Highlights Pathway to Future COVID-19 Vaccine(s), But Let’s Remember Importance of Fully Utilizing Already Available Immunizations
  51. U.N. Reminds Us What’s at Stake as We Collectively Respond to COVID-19
  52. GSA Journals Support Those Adapting and Innovating to Advance Aging Research
  53. Award-Winning Coverage Showcases Value of Members’ Work
  54. Celebrating You and the Aging Field During Careers in Aging Week
  55. Overnight Transition to Distance Teaching? GSA Members and Partners Provide Tips and Resources
  56. OAA Reauthorization Provides Welcome News
  57. New Resources Can Help the GSA Community Navigate the Weeks Ahead
  58. Equipping the 'Reframing Travelers'
  59. Honor Your Outstanding Colleagues Through Award Nominations
  60. A Big ‘Thank You’ to USF for Hosting My Recent Visit
  61. Fostering Development of Age-Inclusive Campuses
  62. Join the Next NACA Meeting via Videocast on Wednesday, January 22
  63. Philadelphia to Host GSA’s 75th Anniversary Meeting in November
  64. New 'Decade of Healthy Aging' Helps Us Measure Research Progress
  65. Say Hello in Boston!
  66. In Memory of Our Friend Greg O’Neill
  67. Supporting the Next Generation of Emerging Scholars
  68. Aging Research Finds New Audiences Through GSA Journalist Fellows
  69. Older Americans Key to Nation’s Future Economic Health
  70. Ten Years After ‘Retooling’ Report, Workforce Demands Remain High
  71. Changing the “Conventional Wisdom” on Aging: the Reframing Aging Initiative Moves Forward
  72. Addressing Social Isolation Among Older Persons is Gaining Momentum
  73. Hats Off to the NIA Leadership and Staff
  74. Listening Session Kicks Off 2018 Healthy Aging Summit Planning
  75. Focusing on “What Works” Improves Immunization Rates
  76. Landmark Research Summit Breaks New Ground
  77. GSA Takes on Key Role in Advancing Nation’s Caregiving
  78. Governance Review Workgroup Helping to Shape GSA's Future
  79. To Help Older Adults in Times of Disaster, New Policies Are Needed
  80. Unnecessary Tragedy Reminds Us of Importance of Disaster Planning
  81. Supporting our Texas Neighbors, Colleagues, and Older Persons
  82. Let’s Remind People of All Ages to Get Their Vaccinations
  83. GSA Hosts Largest Gathering of Aging Scholars Ever!
  84. Science and Persistence — The Right Mix for Improving Access to Hearing Aids
  85. Older Adults Need Better Clinical Trial Representation; NIH Asks for Input
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  88. Congratulations to GSA’s Newest Officers
  89. Science is the Driving Force That Improves Lives — Fully Fund It!

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