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2021-2022 Scientific Seminar Series

The 2021-2022 COAH Scientific Seminar Series starts on October 4th!

We’re excited to kick off this academic year’s Scientific Seminar Series with Suzanne E. Judd, PhD, on Monday, October 4th at 3:30pm with a talk on “Diet and Brain Health: State of Science and Next Steps to Address Disparities.”

Dr. Judd is the Director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy at the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama.  Dr. Judd leads the data management and analytic team for the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, and she has contributed to research on health disparities, cognitive function, and nutritional intervention.

We look forward to her presentation, and we hope you can join us in person or via Zoom.  Please contact Monique Lee for more information.

Epidemiology and biostatistics of aging

Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program Funded to 30th Year

karen bandeen rocheThe COAH family congratulates the Johns Hopkins Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging (EBA) Training Program upon the great news that the National Institute on Aging refunded this remarkable T32 training for another five years! Continually funded since its start in 1996, and led by Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, that means the EBA will successfully reach 30 years! This is a remarkable accomplishment.

The EBA Training Program addresses a critical need for the field of gerontology and for older adults through its interdisciplinary training of epidemiological and biostatistical scholars, with emphasis in mental and physical health.

EBA trainee imageOver the past 25 years, the EBA has trained more than 50 doctoral trainees and 30 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have gone on to high-ranking academic, research and leadership positions at Johns Hopkins, Harvard University, the National Institute of Aging, Rush University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Wake Forest University among many other fine institutions in the field. In their careers, EBA program alumni have received a cornucopia of research grant awards (such as R01, R21 and U grants), as well as a career development grant awards (including K01 and K999/R00 grants).

The EBA Training Program supports eight doctoral students and two postdoctoral fellows each year. For more information about the program, as well as how to apply to it, please visit Graduate Programs and Postdoctoral Training

Qian-Li Xue

2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award Recipient

Qian-Li Xue, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Biostatistics in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Center on Aging and Health is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. He was also named the Associate Editor in January 2021. We celebrate you, Dr. Xue, in your accomplishments.

Jacek K. Erbanek

W. Leigh Thompson Excellence in Research Award

Jacek K. Urbanek, PhD. Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Center on Aging and Health is the recipient of the W. Leigh Thompson Excellence in Research: Clinical Research Award for his innovative research entitled “Free-living gait cadence measured by wearable accelerometers: a promising alternative to traditional measures of mobility for accessing fall risk”. Congratulations, Dr. Urbanek, on your research award