Events

Scientific Seminar Series
1st Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted, during the academic year
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 2024 E. Monument St. Room 1-500Q
Sponsored by: The Matthew Tayback Memorial Fund in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Co-sponsored by: JHU Center on Aging and Health, JHU Older Americans Independence Center, and EBA Training Program
Contact: Monique L. Lee, mlee10@jhmi.edu
Phone: (410)955-0491

With support from The Matthew Tayback Memorial Fund in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and under the auspices of EBA training program and the Older Americans Independence Center, the Center on Aging and Health (COAH) hosts a monthly Scientific Seminar Series. Seminars are attended by faculty, fellows, trainees, staff, and others with interests in aging from across the university. The broad goal of the COAH Scientific Seminar Series is to stimulate interdisciplinary research investigating the health concerns for an aging society, particularly focused on opportunities for prevention, through engaging leading experts in the discussion of research agendas and findings pertaining to the field. Past seminar speakers include James F. Fries, MD, Bruce McEwen, PhD, and James W. Vaupel, PhD, among many other distinguished speakers.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

October 4, 2021

Featured Presenter – Suzanne E. Judd, PhD

image of Suzanne JuddSuzanne E. Judd, PhD, is the Director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy and a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She will present “Diet and Brain Health – State of the Science and Next Steps to Address Disparities” at the upcoming October 4, 2021 Scientific Seminar Series.

October 4, 2021
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Diet and Brain Health – State of the Science and Next Steps to Address Disparities

Scientific Seminar Series

May 3, 2021
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Clinical Trials in Geroscience: Concepts, Designs, Biomarkers

Scientific Seminar Series

Jamie N. Justice, PhD Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics, Stricht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention, Wake Forest School ...

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Jamie N. Justice, PhD Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics, Stricht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM)
April 5, 2021
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Depression in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Insights from an Ongoing Clinical Trial

Scientific Seminar Series

March 1, 2021
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Functional Disability in Diabetes and Aging

Scientific Seminar Series

February 1, 2021
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Perspectives on Studies of Brain Health in Late Life: Progress in Reducing Cognitive Decline and Delaying the Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientific Seminar Series

December 7, 2020
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Is good sleep a cornerstone of healthy aging?

Scientific Seminar Series

November 2, 2020
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Extracting and modeling digital biomarkers from personal wearable devices

Scientific Seminar Series

October 5, 2020
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Caregivers: What’s New and How Do We Engage Them Virtually?

Scientific Seminar Series

EBA Research in Progress Meetings
2nd and 4th Mondays, 3:30-4:30PM, during the academic year
Contact Information
Brian Buta, MHS
Email: bbuta@jhu.edu
Phone: (410) 502-3412

The bi-weekly EBA Research in Progress meetings involve trainees, faculty members and others in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions interested in aging and health. The sessions serve to develop trainees’ critical thinking, oral communication skills and knowledge of issues integral to aging research and career development. Each trainee presents an annual formal seminar during his or her training period. These meetings provide a successful forum for students and faculty to report their research, learn methods for presentation of research, offer and receive research feedback, and discuss quantitative methods and prominent publications informally. The events are also a forum to generate collaborations across disciplines and projects have resulted in jointly authored manuscripts. These meetings also include information on general research skill development (how to develop a hypothesis, write an abstract, how to work with people in other disciplines, etc.) and career development (preparing for a career and looking for a job).  Please visit our YouTube page to watch recorded sessions: EBA YouTube Channel.

2021-2022 EBA Research in Progress Meetings
2nd and 4th Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm
Held via Zoom, unless otherwise noted

  • September 13, 2021: EBA Special Session: Statistical Challenges in Aging, led by Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche
  • September 27: EBA Special Session: How Do We Measure Cognition?, led by Drs. Michelle Carlson and Alden Gross
  • October 11: EBA Special Session: Clinician-Researcher Perspectives on Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, led by Dr. Sevil Yasar. Note: this be a hybrid meeting via Zoom and also in-person participation in Room 1-500Q.
  • October 25: EBA Alumni Panel Discussion
  • November 8: Erica Twardzik
  • November 22: Breanna Crane
  • December 13: Danielle Feger
  • January 24, 2022: Carly Lupton-Smith
  • February 14: Elizabeth Linton
  • February 28: Emma Nichols
  • March 14: Pat Donahue
  • March 28*: TBD
  • April 11: Grant Schumock
  • April 25: Hold for annual joint meeting with BHS, ENGAGE, SMART/WIT
  • May 9: TBD

*Please note: the 4th terms dates may change due to overlap with aging-related coursework.

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Past EBA Research in Progress Meetings

October 11, 2021
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Training Program Meeting: Clinician-Researcher Perspectives on Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging (EBA) Training Program meeting presentation and discussion led by Sevil Yasar, MD, PhD on October 11, 2021.

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging (EBA) Training Program meeting presentation and discussion led by Sevil Yasar, MD, PhD on October 11, 2021.
September 27, 2021
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Training Program Meeting: How Do We Measure Cognition?

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging (EBA) Training Program Zoom meeting presentation and discussion led by Alden Gross, PhD, and Michelle Carlson, PhD, on September 27, 2021.

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging (EBA) Training Program Zoom meeting presentation and discussion led by Alden Gross, PhD, and Michelle Carlson, PhD, on September 27, 2021.
September 13, 2021
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Training Program Meeting: Statistical Challenges in Aging Research

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

EBA Training Program Meeting: "Statistical Challenges in Aging Research." Presentation by Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche. Please contact Brian Buta (...

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May 10, 2021
3:30 pm

EBA Journal Club session

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Carly Lupton-Smith, PhD Student, and Patrick Donahue, PhD Student

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Carly Lupton-Smith, PhD Student, and Patrick Donahue, PhD Student
April 27, 2021
12:00 am

Annual Joint Session of the EBA Training Program, Brain Health Study (BHS) Lab, ENGAGE Lab, and SMART-WIT groups

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Lacey Eztkorn, Marta Karas, Fangyu Liu, Yurun Cai, Venus Chiu, Francesca Marino, Breanna Crane & Kyle Moored, Dana Eldreth & Alyssa Kaser  

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Lacey Eztkorn, Marta Karas, Fangyu Liu, Yurun Cai, Venus Chiu, Francesca Marino, Breanna Crane & Kyle Moored, Dana Eldreth & Alyssa Kaser  
April 12, 2021
12:00 am

The effects of varying geographic context & disease duration on dementia assessment: Recommendations for study design

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Emma Nichols, PhD Student

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Emma Nichols, PhD Student
March 25, 2021
12:00 am

Examining correlates of age-associated outcomes in BLSA and ACTIVE

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Emily Smail, PhD Candidate, with co-presenter, Danielle Feger, PhD Student

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Emily Smail, PhD Candidate, with co-presenter, Danielle Feger, PhD Student
March 8, 2021
12:00 am

Associated Factors of Deficient Housing Among Older Americans

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Safiyyah Okoye, PhD

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Safiyyah Okoye, PhD
February 22, 2021
12:00 am

Hearing Loss and Late-life Mental Health

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Danielle Powell, PhD Candidate

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Danielle Powell, PhD Candidate
February 8, 2021
12:00 am

Presbycusis treatment and falls prevention: A scoping review

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Elizabeth Linton, PhD Student

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Elizabeth Linton, PhD Student
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Pepper Scholars Program Research in Progress Meetings

The JHU OAIC collaboration initiative, known as the Pepper Scholars Program, consists primarily of monthly research-in-progress sessions that allow for OAIC-supported investigator interaction and discourse, along with progress updates and access to mentors and methodological experts.  The program’s research-in-progress centerpiece is bolstered by an online collaboration tool, an ongoing seminar series, grant review sessions, and research facilitation by the center administrator on this effort.  The main goal of the Pepper Scholars Program is to positively affect collaborative behaviors and investigator productivity through interactive sessions and other mechanisms of communication and support. 

Pepper Scholars Program meetings normally occur on first Wednesday of each month from 12:00-1:00pm in the large conference room of the Center on Aging and Health (2024 E. Monument St, Suite 2-700).   Each session includes brief progress updates, and a 30-40 minute presentation by an OAIC-supported investigator, followed by discussion. Lunch is provided.

2021-2022 Pepper Scholars Program Research in Progress Sessions; 12-1pm on the following dates:

  • September 1, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • December 1, 2021
  • January 5, 2022
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
  • May 4, 2022
  • June 1, 2022

To join the mailing list for meeting announcements, please contact Ms. Denise Baldwin.

Please click here for updated information on the JHSPH Research on Aging Showcase

4th Annual Research on Aging Showcase, April 15, 2011

The fourth annual Research on Aging Showcase was held on Friday, April 15 from 1-4pm in Feinstone Hall at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore).  This event featured current work by students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty from Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland.  The poster session was sponsored by the JHSPH Student Assembly, the Hopkins Center on Aging & Health, the Hopkins Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program,  and the University of Maryland Epidemiology of Aging Training Program.

Download: Abstract Booklet for the 2011 Research on Aging Showcase.

Poster Competition Winners:

Faculty / Postdoc:
1. Frank R. Lin
2. Dana K. Christo
3. Chad Hochberg

Students:
1. Paige Maas
2. Blake Bennett
3. Nancy Chiles

3rd Annual Research on Aging Showcase, April 26, 2010

The third annual Research on Aging Showcase featured current work by students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and research associates from Johns Hopkins, as well as trainees from the University of Maryland.  The poster session was sponsored by the Hopkins Alumni Association, JHSPH Student Assembly, the Hopkins Center on Aging & Health, the Hopkins Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program, the Hopkins Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and the University of Maryland Epidemiology of Aging Training Program.

Download: Abstract Booklet for the 2010 Research on Aging Showcase.

Poster Competition Winners:

Postdoc / Faculty:
1. Samir Sinha
2. Joel Mack
3. Erin Giovannetti

Students:
1. Chris D’Adamo
2. Jennifer Schrack
3. David Maron

2nd Annual Research on Aging Showcase, May 8, 2009

The second annual Research on Aging Showcase featured current work by students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and research associates at Johns Hopkins.  The poster session was sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, the Center on Aging & Health, JHSPH Student Assembly, and the School of Medicine Geriatrics Interest Group.

Download: Abstract Booklet for the 2009 Research on Aging Showcase.

Poster Competition Winners:

(from left to right):  Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Michal Engelman, Jennifer Schrack, Rachel Salas, Dorry Segev. 

Faculty:
1. Vladimir Canudas-Romo: The Crossover between Life Expectancies at Birth and at Age One
2. Dorry Segev: Frailty in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients over 18 Receiving a Kidney Transplant
3. Rachel Salas: Effect of Aging on Motor Cortical Plasticity by Paired Associative Stimulation (PAS)
 
Students:
1. Michal Engelman: Variation as a theme: Convergence and divergence patterns during mortality transitions
2. Jennifer Schrack: Short on Fuel? Aging and the Conservation of Energy. 
3. Justin Johnson: Role of eNOS Uncoupling in the Pathophysiology of Age-Related Erectile Dysfunction

1st Annual Research on Aging Showcase, May 9, 2008

The first annual Research on Aging Showcase featured current work by students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and research associates at Johns Hopkins.  The poster session was sponsored by the Center on Aging and Health and the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the School of Medicine.

Download: Abstract Booklet for the 2008 Research on Aging Showcase.

Poster Competition Winners:

Faculty:
1. Cynthia Boyd
2. Dorry Segev  /   Cindy Roy and Ian Prince (tie)

Students:
1. Melissa Dattalo
2. Bryan D. James  /   James R. Williams (tie)

Research Working Group Meetings
Information on COAH’s Research Working Groups, including meeting dates and contact information is available here.

Put on your walking shoes and join our team, Johns Hopkins Aging & Alzheimer’s Centers, on Saturday, October 23 as we walk to end Alzheimers.

Walk to End Alzheimers Flyer