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  • The Art of Engaging Older Adults in Research

    December 11, 2019

    This webinar highlights two diverse research advisory boards that are working to bring the experiential voice of older adults to research. Researchers working with these advisory boards will discuss their unique models of engagement, use of technology, and experiences in recruitment, training, and sustainability of research advisory boards. The experiential voice of older adults is largely absent from health research, often leading to the development of ineffective programs and policies. While older adults have the capacity to participate in the design, development, and delivery of research, researchers traditionally do not recognize such capacity, may be unsure how to seek their input, or may not fully appreciate the extent to which such input can improve the research enterprise. Yet, the participation of these stakeholders, can ensure that patient-centered research meaningfully addresses older adults’ care preferences and desired health outcomes, and can ultimately improve the effectiveness of programs and policies as well as quality of care and quality of life for vulnerable older adults. 


    • Amy Eisenstein, PhD, Program Officer, The Retirement Research Foundation


    • Carol Geary, PhD, MBA, RN, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine
    • Erin McGaffigan, PhD, Policy and Research Fellow, LeadingAge LTSS Center, University of Massachusetts Boston


    • Gyasi Moscou-Jackson, PhD, MHS, RN, Nurse Scientist, University of Maryland Medical Center

    Advancing International Research in Residential Long-Term Care With Common Data Elements

    October 25, 2019

    International research on long-term care (LTC) can valuably inform LTC policy and practice, but limited transnational collection of data on key LTC issues restricts the contributions of international LTC research. Effectively addressing key challenges to providing high-quality, person-centered, residential LTC requires data sharing and aggregation, but this can only be achieved through the development and implementation of common data elements (CDEs) in an open, collaborative infrastructure. This webinar reviews Worldwide Elements To Harmonize Research In long-term care liVing Environments (WE-THRIVE), an initiative led by LTC researchers—including researchers from low-, middle-, and high-income countries—to identify LTC CDEs that can be implemented internationally for the purpose of supporting older adult thriving. We discuss four key measurement domains of organizational context, workforce and staffing, person-centered care, and care outcomes, as well as explore opportunities for participants to engage in consortium efforts. 

    Presented by:

    • Adam Gordon, PhD, MB, ChB, MMedSci(Clin Ed), FRCP, FRCPEdin, Professor of the Care of Older People, University of Nottingham; Visiting Professor, City University London; Consultant Geriatrician, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    • Michael Lepore, PhD, Senior Health Policy and Health Services Researcher, RTI International; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown University
    • Kristen Corazzini, PhD, Associate Dean for the PhD Program, Office of the Academic Deans; Professor, Organizational Systems and Adult Health—University of Maryland, School of Nursing.

    Tips on How to Successfully Negotiate Your Job Offer
    (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Professional Development Webinar Series)

    September 6, 2019

    What happens after you receive a job offer? How do you negotiate and prepare for your position? If you are looking for tips and advice about successful job negotiation and how to best spend your time before starting your new job, then this webinar is for you. You’ll learn useful strategies from our skilled panel: Keith A. Anderson, PhD, MSW, FGSA, will discuss negotiations in academia and Hannah Wohlfert, MBA, will discuss her job negotiation experiences in industry. These knowledgeable professionals will share their insights and practical advice on how to maximize a job negotiation for a successful future.

    Presented by:

    • Keith A. Anderson, PhD, MSW, FGSA, is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Montana, Director of the Montana Geriatric Education Center, and Series Editor for Columbia University Press. During his career, he has been a Hartford Doctoral Fellow, Hartford Faculty Scholar, and Associate Professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Dr. Anderson’s scholarship focuses on the health and well-being of older adults and their caregivers, home and community-based services, and the creation and evaluation of applied interventions.
    • Hannah Wohlfert, MBA, has worked in the technology industry for over 14 years across multiple areas, including quality assurance, business analysis, and now in enterprise project management. During these years, she has changed full-time jobs nine times and negotiated for each of those roles. Ms. Wohlfert has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. In addition to her day job, she is involved in career consulting and runs a successful tech consultancy, helping companies and individuals with data and visualization needs.

    This webinar was supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.