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. Please visit our YouTube page to watch recorded sessions: COAH YouTube channel.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

December 5, 2022

Featured Presenter –  Lisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA, AGSF

Image of Lisa M. Walke, MDLisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA, AGSFC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Chief in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Penn-Ralston Center will present “Advancing Innovation through Inquiry and Equity” at the December 5th Scientific Seminar Series.  In person attendance encouraged. Register for Zoom link at https://bit.ly/3NqHX3h

June 6, 2022
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

The Elderly in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Case of Ghana

C. Charles Mate-Kole, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Founding Director of the Centre for Ageing Studies at the University of Ghana.  Professor Mate-Kole will present "The Elderly in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Case of Ghana" at the June 6, 2022 Center on Aging & Health Scientific Seminar Series.
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May 2, 2022
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Frailty in People Living with HIV: An Accelerated Phenotype

Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a clinical investigator who focuses on body composition, metabolic, and skeletal abnormalities in HIV-infected patients and their interaction.   Dr. Brown will present "Frailty in People Living with HIV: An Accelerated Phenotype" at the May 2, 2022 Center on Aging & Health Scientific Seminar Series.
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April 4, 2022
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Improving Care at the End of Life during Concurrent Public Health Crises

John G. Cagle, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work will present "Improving Care at the End of Life during Concurrent Public Health Crises at the April 4, 2022 Center on Aging & Health Scientific Seminar series.
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March 7, 2022
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Measurement and Structure of Cognition across the world: Statistical harmonization of the HCAP studies

February 7, 2022
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Variety is the Spice of Life: Exploring the Various Facets of Heterogeneity in Aging

Ravi Varadhan, PhD, Associate Professor of Oncology in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and Core Faculty in the Center on Aging & Health will present "Variety is the Spice of Life: Exploring the Various Facets of Heterogeneity in Aging" at the upcoming COAH Scientific Seminar on Monday, February 7 at 3:30pm
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December 6, 2021
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Memory Impairment in Aging and Dementia: The HOPE4MCI Study

Arnold Bakker, PhD, Director of the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Core and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will present "Memory Impairment in Aging and Dementia: The HOPE4MCI Study at the upcoming COAH Scientific Seminar Series on Monday, December 6 at 3:30pm
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November 1, 2021
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Included: Advancing Health Equity for People with Disabilities

Bonnielin K. Swenor, PhD, MPH is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center and Associate Professor of Opthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute.  She will be our featured speaker at the November 1 Scientific Seminar Series.
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October 4, 2021
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

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

  Suzanne E. Judd, PhD, is the Director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy and Professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She will be our featured speaker at the October 4 Scientific Seminar Series.
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May 3, 2021
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

Clinical Trials in Geroscience: Concepts, Designs, Biomarkers

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)
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April 5, 2021
Scientific Seminar Series
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm

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

Richard H. Fortinsky, PhD Professor and Health Net, Inc., Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology, UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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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: hybrid meeting via Zoom and also in-person participation in Room 1-500Q.
  • October 25: EBA Alumni Panel Discussion, with Drs. Bridget Burke, Elizabeth Sweeney, and Vijay Varma.
  • November 8: Erica Twardzik, PhD. Built Environments and Health among Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities.
  • 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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    EBA Research in Progress presentation by Emma Nichols

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    EBA Training Program Meeting: “Race” in medical/aging research: a panel discussion

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Past EBA Research in Progress Meetings

November 28, 2022
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Training Program Meeting: “Race” in medical/aging research: a panel discussion

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting. Dr. Roland Thorpe will moderate this session: "'Race' in medical / aging research: a panel discussion." We hope you can attend! Our panelists include:
  • Deidra C. Crews, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • Hormuzd Katki, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
  • John W. Jackson, Sc.D., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Moderated by: Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity; Deputy Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions; Director, Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research We will hold in Room E6519 in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; there will also be a Zoom option for those who need to join virtually.  Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details on joining this meeting via Zoom.
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November 14, 2022
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress presentation by Emma Nichols

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting. Emma Nicholas, pre-doctoral fellow in Epidemiology, will present ongoing research on: "The effects of study design characteristics on dementia measurement: Recommendations for epidemiologic studies." We hope you can attend! We will hold this meeting virtually.  Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details on joining this meeting via Zoom.
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April 11, 2022
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress: “Modeling Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Response to Probe Resilience and Frailty” by Grant Schumock

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting. Grant Schumock, pre-doctoral fellow in Biostatistics, will present his ongoing research: “Modeling Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Response to Probe Resilience and Frailty.”  We hope you can attend! We will hold this meeting in Room 1-500Q in the 2024 E. Monument Street building, with a virtual option..  Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details on joining this meeting via Zoom.
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March 28, 2022
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress: March 28

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting. More information will be posted shortly.  We hope you can attend!  This meeting will be held in person, with a virtual option.  Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details on joining this Zoom meeting.
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March 14, 2022
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress: “Peak Expiratory Flow Predicts Incident Dementia in a Representative Sample of U.S. Older Adults: The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS)” by Pat Donahue

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting. Pat Donahue, pre-doctoral fellow in Mental Health, will present his ongoing research: “Peak Expiratory Flow Predicts Incident Dementia in a Representative Sample of U.S. Older Adults: The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS).”  We hope you can attend!  Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details on joining this Zoom meeting.
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February 28, 2022
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress: “The use of algorithms for the identification of incident dementia: challenges and potential biases” by Emma Nichols

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting. Emma Nichols, pre-doctoral fellow in Epidemiology, will present her ongoing research: “The use of algorithms for the identification of incident dementia: challenges and potential biases.”  We hope you can attend!  Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details on joining this Zoom meeting.
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February 14, 2022
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress: Elizabeth Linton

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting.  Elizabeth Linton, pre-doctoral fellow in Epidemiology, will present her ongoing research: “Title TBD.”  We hope you can attend!  Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details on joining this Zoom meeting.
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January 24, 2022
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress: Carly Lupton-Smith

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting.  Carly Lupton-Smith, pre-doctoral fellow in Biostatistics, will present her ongoing research: “Family Caregiving Subtypes and Well-Being in the Caregiving Transitions Study: A Latent Class Analysis.”  We hope you can attend!  Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details on joining this Zoom meeting.
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December 13, 2021
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress: Danielle Feger

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting.  Danielle Feger, pre-doctoral fellow in Epidemiology, will present on her ongoing research. To be held as a hybrid meeting (in-person and via Zoom). Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details.
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November 22, 2021
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings
3:30 pm / 4:30 pm

EBA Research in Progress: Breanna Crane

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting.  Breanna Crane, pre-doctoral fellow in Mental Health, will present on her ongoing research. To be held on Zoom. Please contact bbuta@jhu.edu for details.
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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:

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.

2021 Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America

Many Johns Hopkins researchers will present at this year’s GSA Annual Meeting.  Please see the following document for a list of presentations by JHU faculty, staff, and students:

Past events

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