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Congratulations to Yong Choi for receiving UW Retirement Association Fellowship in Aging

Congratulations to Yong Choi!
Yong Choi has been selected to receive the 2017-18 Graduate School UWRA Fellowship in Aging. This award from The Graduate School was funded by the generosity of the University of Washington Retirement Association. Yong’s selection recognizes his innovative research agenda that contributes significantly to improving quality of life for older adults.

HEALTH-E at GSA

Various members of our team are presenting our work at this year’s Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference in New Orleans in November 2016. More specifically, the following work is presented:

Backonja U, Washington K, Demiris G, Parker Oliver D. Desired Data Elements and Features for a Visual Tool to Support Hospice Interdisciplinary Meetings. Gerontological Society of America Annual Symposium. November 16-20. New Orleans, LA

Chi NC, Demiris G, Thompson H, Lazar A, Lin SY. (2016). The Usability of a Digital Companion Pet for Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, November 16-20, 2016.

Choi Y, Demiris G, Washington K, Oliver DP. (2016). Challenges Faced by The Oldest Old in the Caregiving Role: Observations From The Hospice Setting. Oral Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, November 16-20, 2016.

Kang Y, Demiris G. (2016). Review of Standardized Pain Assessment Instruments Available for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Poster Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, November 16-20, 2016.

Lin SY. (2016). Factors Influencing Exercise Adherence among Persons with Dementia: A Critical Review. Symposium presentation at the Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, November 16-20, 2016.

Lin SY. (2016). Wellness Programs (Activity Requirements) for Dementia in Assisted Living: A Regulatory Review. Symposium presentation at the Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, November 16-20, 2016.

HEALTH-E at AMIA

At this year’s American Medical Informatics Association Annual Conference in Chicago, the following HEALTH-E work will be presented:

Caban JJ, Bahl B, Blaz JW, Beidas S, Petersen C, Wu D, Perer A, Warner J, Backonja U, Fischer S. Workshop on Visual Analytics and Healthcare. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. November 2016.

Chi NC, Demiris G. (2016). Informatics Tools to Support Family Caregivers’ Pain Management in End-of-life Care: Current Evidence and Opportunities. Poster Presentation at the American Medical Informatics Association Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, November 9-12, 2016.

Demiris G, Thompson H, Lazar A, Lin S. Evaluation of a Digital Companion for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Presentation at the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium.

Kneale L, Thompson H, Demiris G. Incorporating Televisions into Older Adults’ Health Routines: A Case Study. Poster session presented at: American Medical Informatics Association. 15 November 2016; Chicago, IL.

Turner A, Demiris G, Lazar A, Reeder B. Engaging Older Adults in the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Health IT. Didactic Panel at the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium.

New Book on Smart Home Research by HEALTH-E authors

New Book on Smart Home Research by HEALTH-E authors:

Van Hoof J, Demiris G, Wouters EJM (Editors) Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being. Springer International Publishing 2016.

This handbook provides a theoretical and applied perspective for the design and evaluation of smart homes, home automation and ambient-assisted living as technological systems that enrich our living environment and provide means to support care, facilitate well-being and improve comfort. The book also includes chapters by HEALTH-E alumni Shomir Chaudhuri, Thai Le and Mandi Hall.

Congratulations to Dr Youjeong Kang

Congratulations to Dr. Youjeong Kang, who received the Sigma Theta Tau International Psi Large Chapter award for her grant application entitled “Understanding pain in older adults with heart failure in the home health care setting.”

Dr George Demiris was appointed as member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Dr. George Demiris was appointed as member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research for a four year term. The National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR) consists of six ex officio members: the Secretary, Health and Human Services; the Director, NIH; the Director of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR); the Chief Nursing Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; the Director of the Division of Nursing of the Health Resources and Services Administration; and 15 members appointed by the Secretary. These members are from among the leading representatives of the health and scientific disciplines (including public health and the behavioral or social sciences) relevant to the activities of the NINR.