GRoTH Participants

Over 30 UNCG faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide UNCG Gerontology Research Network (GRN).

View a simple table of GRN participants or use tabs on the left to navigate to pages with details of each participant’s full contact information, including their departments, recent aging-related classes taught, research, publications, funded projects, civic engagement, and their willingness to serve as guest speakers.

UNCG faculty and staff currently engaged in age-related research are invited to join the Gerontology Research Network (GRN).  Simply complete and return the GRN Participant Information form to Ann Stringfield at acstring@uncg.edu.

A detailed list of UNCG GRN members is also provided below.

Rebecca Adams PhD
Professor , Gerontology Program
Ferguson Building Room 215 Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-334-3578
Email
mailto:rebecca_adams@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Friendship of older adults
Recent Publications
1. Adams, R. G., Berggren, J., Docherty, L., Ruffin, K., Pfaff Wright, C. 2006. Gender-of-author differences in study design of older adult friendship surveys. Personal Relationships 13(4):503-520.
2. Adams, R.G., & Ueno, K. 2006. Adult Men’s Friendships. In V.H. Bedford & B. F. Turner, Men in Relationships: Life Course and Life Span Perspectives. Springer.
3. Adams, R. G. 2006. Friendship During the Later Years. In G. Ritzer, Encyclopedia of Sociology. Blackwell.
4. Ueno, K., & Adams, R. G. 2005. Adult Friendship: A Decade Review. In P. Noller & J. Feeney, Close Relationships, Psychology Press.
5. Adams, R.G., & Stevenson, M. 2004. A Lifetime of Relationships Mediated by Technology. Pp. 368-393 in F. Lang & K L. Fingerman, Growing Together: Personal Relationships across the Life Span. Cambridge.


Beth Barba PhD, RN, FAGHE, FAAN
Professor, Director of the School of Nursing PhD Program , School of Nursing
PO Box 26170 101 McIver House Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-213-4982 Cell
336-334-4785 UNCG
336-334-3704 Project

Email
mailto:bebarba@uncg.edu
mailto:
beth_barba@uncg.edu

Recent Publications
1. Heron, D., & Barba, B.E. (In review). Malnutrition: A silent affliction effecting older adults undergoing surgery. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
2. Buettner, L.L., Fitzsimmons, S., Labban, J., Barba, B.E., and Smith, G. (In review). Active lifestyle for older adults with dementia: Wheelchair biking vs other recreational therapy interventions. American Journal of Recreation Therapy.
3. Carter, B., Barba, B. E., & Kautz, D. (In press). Culturally tailored education for African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. Med Surg Nursing.
4. Barba, B. E. (Producer/Writer), & Fitzsimmons, S. (Writer). (2012). Depression, Dementia and Delirium Care for Older Adults for the Nurse Aide Caregiver. [Film] Greensboro, NC: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
5. Barba, B. E. (Producer/Writer), & Fitzsimmons, S. (Writer). (2012). End of Life Care for Older Adults for the Nurse Aide Caregiver. [Film] Greensboro, NC: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
6. Barba, B. E. (Producer/Writer), & Fitzsimmons, S. (Writer). (2012). Nutrition for Older Adults for the Nurse Aide Caregiver. [Film] Greensboro, NC: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
7. Barba, B. E. (Producer/Writer), & Fitzsimmons, S. (Writer). (2012). Pain Care for Older Adults for the Nurse Aide Caregiver. [Film] Greensboro, NC: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
8. Barba, B. E. (Producer/Writer), & Fitzsimmons, S. (Writer). (2012). Sleep for Older Adults for the Nurse Aide Caregiver. [Film] Greensboro, NC: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
9. Barba, B. E. (Producer, Writer), Tesh, A., & DeBrew, J. (2011) University of North Carolina at Greensboro Geriatric Training Series. (Series of nineteen online training modules) North Carolina AHEConnect at http://www.aheconnect.com/newahec/courses.asp
10.  Barba, B. E., & Hu, J. (2011). Quality geriatric care as perceived by nurses in long-term and acute care settings. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03781.x
11. Buettner, L.L., Fitzsimmons, S., & Barba, B. (2011). Animal-assisted therapy for clients with dementia: Nurses’ role. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(5), 10-14.
12. Barba, B. E., Tesh, A. S. (2011). Hydration management. In D. Bowles (ed.). Gerontology Nursing Case Studies: 100 Narratives for Learning. New York: Springer Publishing.
13. Cody-Connor, C. & Barba, B. E. (2011). Physical neglect. In D. Bowles (ed.). Gerontology Nursing Case Studies: 100 Narratives for Learning. New York: Springer Publishing.
14. Barba, B. E., & Tesh, A. S. (2011). Making community events accessible to older adults: Geriatric nurses collaboration. In M. Wykle & S. Gueldner (eds.). Healthy Aging: Gerontological Education for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. New York: Jones & Bartlett.
15. Barba, B. E., Tesh, A. S., Cowen, K., & Hancock, D. (2010). Older adults: What every paediatric nurse should know. Child Care Practice, 16(6), 375-386.
16. Hamric, I.M., Kennedy-Malone, L., Barba, B.E. (2008). Providing health care to aging North Carolinians: Educational initiatives in geriatrics. North Carolina Medical Journal, 69(5), 384-389.
17. Tesh, A. S., Barba, B. E., & Wallace, D. (2008, in press). Rising to the aging challenge: Nurse managers’ response to the changing patient demographic. Nursing Management.
18. Hamrick, I., Kennedy-Malone, L., & Barba, B.E. (2008, in press). Providing health care to aging North Carolinians: Educational Initiatives in Geriatrics. North Carolina Medical Journal.
19. Barba, B. E., Barba, J. R., & Rankin, C. (2007). Caring for older adults in the radiology department. Are you prepared? Journal of Radiology Nursing, 26(1), 11-14.
20. Barba, B. E., Tesh, A. S., & Kohlenberg, E. M. (2007). Recognize the many facets of gerontological nursing. Nursing Management, 38(1), 36-41.
21. Barba, B. E., Tesh, A. S., & DeBrew, J. (2007). (2nd ed.). The hospitalized older adult: A teaching manual for geriatric nursing care for RNs and LPNs [Includes CD]. Greensboro, NC: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
22. Barba, B.E., Buck, R., Tesh, A., Cozort, R. (2007). Examination of the relationship between knowledge about aging and anxiety about aging among geriatric nursing personnel. [Abstract]. The Gerontologist, 47(1), 2.
23. Barba, B. E., & Tesh, A. (2006). Creative use of train-the-trainer models and imaginative technology to educate practicing acute care nurses in best practices of geriatric care. [Abstract]. The Gerontologist, 46(1), 341.
24. Barba, B. E., & Coleman, P. (2006). What are Old People For? Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32(8), 7-8.
25. Barba, B. E., & Gendler, P. (2006). Education/community collaborations for undergraduate nursing gerontological clinical experiences. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(2), 107-111.
26. Hancock, D., Helfers, M. J., Cowen, K., Letvak, S., Barba, B. E., Herrick, C., Wallace, D.,
Rossen, E., & Bannon, M. (2006). Integration of gerontology content in undergraduate nursing courses. Geriatric Nursing, 27(2), 103-111.
27. Barba, B. E., & Beel-Bates, C. (2006). Sustaining achievements of gerontological enhanced curriculum: Ensuring continuation of undergraduate gerontological curricular enhancements. [Abstract]. The Gerontologist, 46(1), 386.
28. Tesh, A. S., Barba, B. E., & Letvak, S. (2006). Nurse as family caregivers: A double-decker sandwich. [Abstract]. Journal of Women’s Health, 15(4), 466.

Funded Projects
1. Barba, B. E. (PI). Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program-3, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Diversity and Multicultural Education (D62HP01905). July 2009-June 2012. Direct costs $518,400 (30% effort).
2. 2009-2012. Barba, B. E. (PI) Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program-2, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. (D62HP01905). July 2009-June 2010. Direct costs ($160,000). (30% effort)
3. 2006-2009. Barba, B. E. (PI) Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program-2, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. (D62HP01905). July 2006-June 2009. Direct costs ($518,400). (30% effort)
4. 2005-2008. Kohlenberg, E. (PI). Doctoral Nursing Program to Promote Health Access. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (D09HP05333). August 2005-June 2008. ($810,000) (15% effort)

Courses Taught
1. NUR 710 Philosophy of Knowledge Development in Nursing
2. NUR 712 Theory Analysis in Nursing Science
3. NUR 782 Health Disparities and Outcomes
4. NUR 498 Directed Research “Knowledge about aging & anxiety toward aging of nurse managers”
5. NUR 561 Scope of Gerontological Healthcare
6. NUR 581 End of Life Care
7. NUR 661 The Scope of Gerontological Nursing
8. NUR 662 Nursing Assessment of the Older Adult
9. NUR 663 Gerontological Nursing Practicum
10. NUR 471 Nursing Care of the Older Adult

Civic Engagement
1. Piedmont Triad Aging Network, 1995-present


Leandra Bedini PhD, LRT/CTRS
Professor , Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation
205 Ferguson Bldg. Greensboro NC 27412
Phone
336-334-3260
Email
mailto:labedini@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Leisure and health of family caregivers of older adults
2. Leisure of girls and woman with disabilities

Recent Publications
1. Bedini, L. A., Gladwell, N. J., Dudley, W. N., & Clancey, E. J. (2011). Mediation analysis of leisure, perceived stress, and quality of life in family caregivers. Journal of Leisure Research, 43(2), 153-175
2. Gladwell, N. J., Bedini, L. A., Byrd, E. T., & Cardenas, D. A. (2011). Family Caregivers: An Untapped Travel Market. Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Research.
3.  Gill, D. L. & Bedini, L. A. (2010). Leisure and Health: An Overview. In Payne, Ainsworth, & Godbey (Eds.) Leisure, Health and Wellness: Making the Connections. State College, PA: Venture Publishing.
4. Bedini, L. A. & Gladwell, N. J. (2009). Ambiguous loss and shared leisure barriers of family caregivers. American Journal of Recreation Therapy.
5. Gladwell, Bedini, Byrd, & Cardenas (under review). Family caregivers: An untapped target market. Tourism Management.
6. Bedini, L. A. (2007). Use of magic as a therapeutic intervention for older adults with mild cognitive and physical limitations. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 16.
7. Bedini, L. A., & Gladwell, N. J. (2006). Barriers to leisure travel of family caregivers: A preliminary examination. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 22 (4), 322-333.
8. Gladwell, N. J., & Bedini, L. A. (2004). Regaining lost leisure: The leisure travel of family caregivers. Tourism Management, 25, 685-693.
9. Bedini, L. A., & Phoenix, T. L. (2004). Perceptions of leisure by family caregivers: A profile. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 38, 366-381.

Courses Taught
1. RPM 316: Leisure and Older Adults
Civic Engagement
1. Race for the Cure – waterstop volunteer
2. SWOOP – women’s community betterment group


D. Gordon Bennett PhD
Professor , Dept. of Geography
222 Graham Bldg Greensboro NC 27412
Phone
336-334-3894
Email
mailto:dgbennet@uncg.edu
Recent Publications
1. “Population,” in D. Gordon Bennett and Jeffrey C. Patton, THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, 2011.
2.  “The Population of the Carolinas,” Melinda Meade in D. Gordon Bennett and Jeffrey C. Patton (eds.), A GEOGRAPHY OF THE CAROLINAS, 2008.
3. “Population of North Carolina” and “Population of the Triad,” in Jeffrey C. Patton, Roberta Williams and D. Gordon Bennett, A COMPARATIVE ATLAS: NORTH CAROLINA AND THE TRIAD, 2008

Courses Taught
1. Cultural Geography
2. The United States and Canada
3. World Population Problems
4. Seminar in Population and Urban Studies

Speakers Bureau
1. Population Trends in the U.S.
2. Poverty in America
3. World Population Trends and Problems


Lynda Brown PhD
Assistant Professor , Dept. of Nutrition
318 Stone Bldg Greensboro NC 27412-6170
Phone
336-256-0320
Email
mailto:lmbrown6@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Epidemic of obesity, a major risk factor for the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of metabolic impairments that includes insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease
2. Hormonal signals whose secretion is proportional to body fat (adiposity signals, leptin and insulin) reduce food intake and body weight by directly stimulating receptors in the ARC
3. Inflammation and aging
4. Estrogen’s role decreasing the inflammatory effects of aging and diet induced obesity.
5. Interaction of aging, sex differences, obesity and inflammation.
6. Environmental factors leading to obesity, such as consumption of high-fat and calorically dense food
7. Regulation of food intake and body weight
8. Sex hormones influencing the efficacy of adiposity hormones as they interact with food intake control systems in the brain
9. Metabolic syndrome, symptoms of which include increased visceral adipose tissue, insulin resistance and increased visceral obesity animal models of these processes
10. Inflammatory signaling pathways in obesity causally linked to insulin resistance
11. Estrogens as neuroprotective agents
12. Estrogen modified inflammation in adipose, cardiovascular and neuronal tissue.

Recent Publications
1. Clegg DJ, LM Brown, SC Woods & SC Benoit. Gonadal hormones determine sensitivity to central leptin and insulin. Diabetes, Apr 55(4):978-87, 2006.
2. Brown LM, DJ Clegg, SC Benoit & SC Woods. Intraventricular insulin and leptin reduce food intake and body weight in C57BL/6J mice. Physiology and Behavior, Dec 89(5):687-691, 2006.
3. Brown LM, SC Woods & DJ Clegg. Food intake and plasma ghrelin levels following central ghrelin administration in fatty Zucker rats. Peptides Mar 28(3): 612-616, 2007.
4. Clegg DJ, LM Brown, CJ Kemp, AD Strader, SC Benoit, SC Woods, M Mangiaracina & N Geary. Estradiol-decrease in the orexigenic potency of ghrelin in female rats. Diabetes Apr 56(4):1051-8, 2007.

Funded Projects
1. 2006-2011 “Effect of aging and gonadal hormones on central leptin sensitivity in rats.” Lynda Brown, PI. Source: USDA/ARS/HES administered through NC State University. Period of support: 10/1/2006 – 9/30/2011. Current year direct costs: $4,000. This grant provides research support to perform preliminary studies focusing on aging in rats. Specific Aims: investigate the increased risk for the metabolic syndrome (specifically, obesity and leptin resistance) with aging, particularly as it relates to body fat distribution and central leptin sensitivity.
2. 2007-2009 “Interaction of diet and estrogen on the distribution of body fat in middle-aged rats.” Lynda Brown, PI. Source: UNCG New Faculty Grant administered through the Provost’s Office. Period of support: 05/01/07-8/01/09. Grant amount: $5,000 This grant provides research support for preliminary studies for future grant submissions. Specific aim: determine how body fat distribution may be influenced by diet, estrogen, and leptin in middle-aged female rats. Completed Funding: RO1 DK 17844 Supplement 07/01/03 – 06/30/06.
3. 2003-2006 (SC Woods PI, LM Brown Co-PI) NIH/NIDDK “Insulin and CNS control of body weight and food intake.” The focus of this grant was to investigate neuropeptides affecting energy balance, obesity, body fat distribution and sensitivity to adiposity signals (insulin and leptin) in male and female rats.

Courses Taught
1. NTR 623 Current Trends in Nutrition: Nutrition and Aging.


Patricia Crane PhD, RN, FAHA
Associate Professor , School of Nursing, Adult Health
220 Moore Bldg Greensboro NC 27402
Phone
336-334-4896
Email
mailto:pbcrane@uncg.edu
Recent Publications
1. Moss, L., & Crane, P. B. (under review). Polypharmacy in elderly women after myocardial infarction. Clinical Nurse Specialist
2. Kring, D. L., & Crane, P. B. (under review). Predictors of the end of life in chronic kidney disease: A pilot study. Nephrology Nursing Journal
3. Williams, A. M., Crane, P. B., & Kring, D. (2007). Fatigue in African American women on hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal. 34(6), 610-617; 644.
4. Crane, P. B. (2007). Commentary on “nursing home residents’ sense of coherence and functional status”. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25(2), 104-105.
5. Crane, P. B., & Wallace, D. C. (2007). Cardiovascular risks and physical activity in middle-aged and elderly African-American women. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(4), 297-301.
6. Kohlenberg, E., Kennedy-Malone, L., Crane, P. B., & Letvak, S. (2007). Infusing gerontological nursing content into advanced practice nursing education. Nursing Outlook, 55, 38-43.
7. Crane, P. B., Oles, K. S., & Kennedy-Malone, L. (2006). Beta blocker usage in older women after myocardial infarction. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18, 463-470.
8. Kennedy-Malone, L., Penrod, J., Kohlenberg, E. M., Letvak, S. A., Crane, P. B., Tesh, A., et al. (2006). Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(2), 123-12
9. Simpson, J., & Crane, P.B. (2005). The effects of hyperglycemia on length of stay with myocardial infarction. MEDSURG Nursing, 14(4), 233-239.
10. Crane, P.B. (2005). Fatigue and physical activity in older women after myocardial infarction. Heart and Lung, 34(1), 30-38. +Aucoin, J.A., Jones, E., Letvak, S., Crane, P.B., & Gilbert, K.M. (2004). Targeted group advising. Nurse Educator, 29(6), 226-227.
11. Crane, P.B., Letvak, S., Lewallen, L., Jones, E., & Hu, J. (2004). Inclusion of women in research: 1995-2001. Nursing Research, 53(4), 237-242.
12. McSweeney, J.C., O’Sullivan, P., Cody, M., & Crane, P.B. (2004). Development of the McSweeney acute and prodromal myocardial infarction symptom survey. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 19(1), 58-67.
13. Crane, P.B., Cody, M., & McSweeney, J. (2004). Informed consent: A process to facilitate older adults’ participation in research. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 30(4), 40-44.
14. Lewallen, L. P., Crane, P.B., Letvak, S., Jones, E., & Hu, J. (2003). An innovative strategy to enhance new faculty success. Nursing Education Perspectives. 24(5), 257-260.
15. Crane, P.B. & McSweeney, J.C. (2003). Exploring older women’s lifestyle changes after myocardial infarction. MEDSURG Nursing. 12(3), 170-176.

Funded Projects
1. 2005-2008 National Institute of Nursing Research, “Fatigue After Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults,” 1R15 NR009033-01A1. Funded: $209,250 (7/20/05-6/08). 30% effort. P. Crane (PI).
2. 2003-2006 National Institute of Health, “TRIAD: Teamwork in Research and Intervention to Alleviate Disparities,” MD R24000529 Direct cost: $825,000 (9/03-9/06). Wallace, D. (PI). Pilot Project Research Core: “Physical Activity in Older African Americans.” Total funding: $15,293.50, P. Crane (PI)
3. 2002-2003 Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, “Quality of Life in Women Participating in a Nurse Managed Comprehensive Congestive Heart Failure Program,” Total funding: $857 (11/2002-11/2003) P. Crane (PI)
4. 2001-2002 American Nurses Foundation: “Symptoms in Older Women after Myocardial Infarction,” Total funding: $3472 (11/2001-11/2002) P. Crane (PI)

Courses Taught
1. NUR 540


William Dudley PhD
Associate Dean for Research , Health and Human Performance
126-C HHP Bldg Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-256-2465
Email
mailto:wndudley@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Growth curve modeling for change over time
Funded Projects
1. NCI R01 (PI) on Change over time in cancer related oral mucositis
2. NCI R21 (Site pit) on Change over time in prostate cancer survivorship


Elise Eifert MS
PhD Candidate , Public Health Education
2900 Oakland Ave. Greensboro NC 27403
Phone
618-780-2444
Email
mailto:ekeifert@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Family Caregiver Health
2. Support Service Utilization by Family Caregivers
3. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
4. Caregiver Identity
5. Elder Abuse

Recent Publications
1. Eifert, E.K., Wideman, L., Oberlin, D.J., & Labban, J. (Under review). “The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Perceived Health Status in Older Women: Findings from the Woman’s College Alumni Study.”
2. Eifert, E.K. & Eddy, J. (Under review). “Increasing Family Caregivers Utilization of Support Services:
The Role of Individual Needs Assessments.”

Civic Engagement
1. Care Partner Volunteer, Adult Center for Enrichment, Greensboro, NC, (October 2010-present)
2. Member, Gerontological Society of America (January 2011-present)
3. Member, American Public Health Association, Aging and Public Health Section (January 2011-present)
4. Co-chair, Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership, Ft. Myers, FL (January 2010-July 2010)
5. Member, Southwest Florida Coalition Improving End-of-Life Care, Ft. Myers, FL (April 2006-July 2010)

Speakers Bureau
1. Family Caregiver Health
2. Support Service Utilization by Family Caregivers
3. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
4. Caregiver Identity
5. Elder Abuse


Jennifer Etnier PhD
Professor , Kinesiology
250 HHP Bldg Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-334-3037
Email
mailto:jletnier@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Physical activity and cognitive function in older adults
Recent Publications
1. Chang, Y.K. Nien, Y.H., Tsai, C.L., & Etnier, J.L. (2010). Physical
activity and cognition in older adults: The potential of Tai Chi
Chuan. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 18(4), 451-472.
2. Jahnke, R., Larkey, L., Rogers, C., Etnier, J., Lin, F. (2010). A
comprehensive review of health benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi.
American Journal of Health Promotion, 24(6), e1-e25.
3. Chang, Y.K., & Etnier, J.L. (2009). Exploring the dose-response
relationship between resistance exercise intensity and cognitive
function. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 31(5), 640-656.
4. Etnier, J.L., Caselli, R.J., Reiman, E.M., Alexander, G.E., Sibley, B.A., Tessier, D., & McLemore, E.C. (2007). Cognitive performance in older women relative to ApoE-e4 genotype and aerobic fitness. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(1), 199-207.
5. Etnier, J.L., Nowell, P.M., Landers, D.M., & Sibley, B.A. (2006). A meta-regression to examine the relationship between aerobic fitness and cognitive performance. Brain Research Reviews, 52, 119-130.
6. Etnier, J.L., & Sibley, B.A. (2004). Physical activity and hormone replacement therapy: Synergistic effects on cognition? Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 12(4), 554-567.
7. Etnier, J.L., Sibley, B.A., Pomeroy, J., & Kao, J.C. (2003). Components of response time as a function of age, physical activity, and aerobic fitness. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 11, 319-332.

Funded Projects
1. 2012-2014 “The effect of physical activity on cognition relative to APOE and BDNF genotypes.” Funded by the National Institutes of Health for $275,000. The purpose of the study is to test the moderating role of ApoE e4 genotype on the effects of an 8-month physical activity intervention on cognitive performance.
2. 2004 “Physical activity and fibromyalgia syndrome: Exercise as a means of decreasing “brain fog”? Funded for $9,999 by the Regular Faculty Grant mechanism at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (Co-investigator with Dr. Kathy Jamieson and Dr. William Karper). The purpose of this study is to use a true-experimental design to provide a causal test of the influence of a 6-month physical activity intervention on cognitive performance in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) patients.
3. 2003 “Predicting individual risk of cognitive decline in women” (1 R03 AG22621-01). Funded by the National Institute on Aging Small Grant Program for $74,750 (Total Costs) (Primary Investigator). The purpose of this study is to examine the interactive effects of physical activity and aerobic fitness with ApoE-4 genotype to impact the cognitive performance of post-menopausal women.

Speakers Bureau
1. Physical Activity to Keep you Mentally Sharp


Carrie Fernald
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
908 Huntington Run Ln. Kernersville NC 27284
Phone
336-992-4453
Research Interests
1. Rheumatology
2. Elder abuse
3. End of life issues

Civic Engagement
1. NCGNP Health Affairs Committee
2. NCGNP local chapter
3. Caregiver support group at the High Point Senior Center
4. American Red Cross


Diane Gill PhD
Professor Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor in Women’s & Gender Studies , Kinesiology
266 HHP Bldg. Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-334-4683
Email
mailto:dlgill@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Sport and Exercise Psychology, with specialization in social psychology of physical activity
2. Research emphasizes social psychology and physical activity; current research emphasizes gender/cultural diversity and the relationship between physical activity and quality of life.

Recent Publications
1. Gill, D.L., Chang, Y-K., Murphy, K.M., Speed, K.M., Hammond, C.C., Rodriguez, E.A., Lyu, M., & Shang, Y-T. (2011). Quality of life assessment in physical activity and health promotion. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 6, 181-200.
2. Gill, D.L. & Kamphoff, C.S. (2010). Gender and cultural diversity. In J.M. Williams (Eds.), Applied sport psychology, 6th ed. (pp. 417-439). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
3. Gill, D.L. & Bedini, L.A. (2010). Health, wellness and quality of life – Accent the positive. In L. Payne, B. Ainsworth & G. Godbey (Eds.), Leisure, health and wellness: Making the connections (pp. 11-20). State College, PA: Venture Publishing.
4. See www.uncg.edu/ess/faculty/dianegill.html

Funded Projects
1. 2003-2004 Promoting Cultural Competence among Physical Activity Professionals, funded as an AAUW Scholar-in-Residence Award in 2003-2004.
2.  Physical Activity and Health Evaluation Services Moses Cone Wesley Long Community Health Foundation, 2004-2005
3. Using Quality of Life Assessment to Promote Physical Activity in Community-based Programs. Community-Based Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2006

Courses Taught
1. KIN 644 Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Graduate)KIN 388 Psychology of Physical Activity (Undergraduate)
2. KIN 388 Psychology of Physical Activity (Undergraduate)
3. KIN 748 Gender, Culture and Physical Activity
4. KIN 745 Social Psychology and Physical Activity (Doctoral seminar)

Civic Engagement
1. Evaluation services for the YWCA and several related community agencies on community physical activity projects funded through the Moses Cone – Wesley Long Community Health Foundation.


Nancy Green PhD
Associate Professor , Dept. of Computer Science
Petty Science Bldg Greensboro NC 27420
Phone
336-256-1133
Email
mailto:nlgreen@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Artificial intelligence (AI) applied to human-human and human-computer communication in healthcare and education.
2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) for patient-tailored information in clinical genetics
3. Advanced technology for training caregivers to communicate more effectively with elderly persons with dementia

Recent Publications
1. Green, N., Guinn, C., and Smith, R. 2012. Assisting Social Conversation between Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and their Conversational Partners. Proc. 3rd Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2012), 37-46.
2. Green, N and Bevan, C. (2009). Efficacy of Active Participation in Conversation with a Virtual Patient with Alzheimer’s Disease. Papers from 2009 AAAI Fall Symposium: Virtual Healthcare Interaction, Arlington, Virginia from November 5-7, 2009. AAAI Press.
3. N. Green. Generation of Biomedical Arguments for Lay Readers. Proceedings of International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2006), July 15-16, Sydney, Australia, pp. 114-121.
4. Timothy Bickmore, Toni Giorgino, Nancy Green, Rosalind Picard. Special issue on dialog systems for health communication. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 39 (Oct. 2006) 465-467.
5. Nancy Green. A Bayesian Network-Based Coding Scheme for Annotating Biomedical Information Presented to Genetic Counseling Clients. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 38 (2005), 130-144.
6. Nancy Green. Simulating Alzheimer’s discourse for caregiver training in artificial intelligence-based dialogue systems. In Davis, Boyd H. (ed.). Alzheimer talk, text and context: enhancing communication. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 199-207.
7. Nancy Green, William Lawton, and Boyd Davis. An Assistive Conversation Skills Training System for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. Papers from AAAI 2004 Fall Symposium on Dialogue Systems for Health Communication, Timothy Bickmore Program Chair. (FS-04-04). AAAI Press, Menlo Park, pp. 44-49.
8. Nancy Green. A Virtual World for Coaching Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. Papers from the AAAI 2002 Workshop on Automation as Caregiver: The Role of Intelligent Technology in Elder Care. AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA, pp. 18-23.

Funded Projects
1. 2002-2008 NSF CAREER: Intelligent Argument Generation in Text and Information Graphics (2002-2008, $331,697)


Jie Hu PhD, RN
Associate Professor , School of Nursing, Community Practice
216 Moore Bldg. Greensboro NC
Phone
336-256-1025
Email
mailto:jie_hu@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Diabetes among minority populations (Hispanics and Chinese older adults)
2.  Chronic illnesses in older adults

Recent Publications
1. Barba, B., Hu, J., & Efird, J.T. (2011) Quality geriatric nursing care as perceived by nurses in long-term and acute care settings. Journal of Clinical Nursing.
2. Hu, J., & Gruber, K. (i2008) Positive and negative affect and health functioning indicators in older adults with chronic illnesses. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. v.26(6) 500-511.
3. Hu, J. (2007). Health-related quality of life in low-income older African Americans. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 24(4), 253-265. Data-based publication
4. Hsueh, K.H., & Hu, J. Clarke-Ekong, S. (in press, data-based publication). The phenomenon of acculturation in filial practices among U.S. Chinese caregivers. Qualitative Health Research
5. Leak, A., Hu, J., & King, C. (in press, data-based publication). Symptom distress, spirituality and quality of life in African-American breast cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing.
6. Tung, W. C., Hu, J., Davis, C., Tung, W. K., & Lin, Y. M. (in press, data-based publication). Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to HIV and AIDS among female college students in Taiwan. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
7. Hu , J., Amoako, E. P., Gruber. K. J., & Rossen, E. K. (2007). The relationships among health functioning indicators and depression in older adults with diabetes. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(2), 133-150. Data-based publication
8. Campbell, L., Hu, J., & Oberle, S. (2006) Factors associated with future offending by youth in grandparent-and parent-headed households. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 20(6), 258-267. Data-based publication
9. Chilton, L, Hu, J., & Wallace, D. C. (2006). Health-promoting lifestyle and diabetes knowledge in Hispanic American adults. Health Care Management & Practice, 18(5), 378-385. Data-based publication
10. Hu, J. & Meek, P. (2005). Health-related quality of life in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart & Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care,34(6), 415-422. Data-based publication
11. Amos, Hu, J. & Herrick (2005). The impact of team building on communication and job satisfaction of a nursing staff. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 21(1), 10-16. Data-based publication
12. Hu, J., Herrick, C., & Hodgin, K. A. (2004). Managing the multigenerational nursing team. The Health Care Manager, 23(4), 334-340. Data-based publication
13. Hu, J. & Liu, H. P. (2004). Job satisfaction among nurses in China (2004), Home Health Care Management & Practice, 17(1), 9-13. Data-based publication
14. Crane, P.B., Letvak, S., Lewallen, L., Hu, J., & Jones, E. (2004). Inclusion of women in nursing research: 1995-2001. Nursing Research, 53(4), 237-242. Data-based publication

Funded Projects
1. 2007-2012 Wallace, D. C. P20 TRIAD Center for Health Disparities. 1P20MD002289-01,NCMHD/NIH, 10/1/2007-9/30/2012, $6,589,787 Wallace, Debra C. (PI). Role: PI of a pilot research study: A diabetes self-management family-based intervention for Hispanic adults with type 2 diabetes.
2. 2003-2006 Health Behavior and Self-Management Among Chinese Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing research award. ($1,520). Principle Investigator. Wallace, D.C. TRIAD Project for Health Disparities, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH, 1R24MD000529, $825,000 Direct, $1,064,250 Total, Sept. 30, 2003-Sept. 29, 2006. Pilot Project Principle Investigator: Health-Related Quality of Life in Hispanics with Diabetes. ($29,767.56).


Emily Janke PhD
Assistant Director for Service-Learning , Office of Leadership and Service-Learning
Elliott University Center Room 214 Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-256-1484
Email
mailto:emjanke@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Identity formation, communication, and outcomes of partnerships for service-learning and community engagement
2. Faculty and student development in public scholarship
3. Organizational leadership and change for community engagement

Recent Publications
1. Janke, E. M. (in press). Defining Characteristics of Partnership Identity in Faculty-Community Partnerships. Advances in Service-Learning Research.
2. Hayes, S. & Janke, E. M. (in review). “We already do it, we just don’t call it that”: Using engaged scholarship to examine applied research methods courses in undergraduate professional curricula.
3. Janke, E. M. & Colbeck, C. L. (2008). Evolving professional identities through changing organizational contexts: The influence of community partners in shaping faculty work motivations. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (pp. 31-46). Atlanta: University of Georgia.
4. Janke, E. M. & Colbeck, C. L. (2008). Learning professional roles: The situated curriculum. New Directions in Teaching and Learning (pp. 57-68). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
5. Janke, E. M. (2006). The Promise of public scholarship for undergraduate research: Developing students’ civic and academic scholarship skills. Higher Education in Review, (pp. 51 -68). http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/hesa/HER/publication.htm
6. Wharton-Michael, P., Janke, E. M., Bertelesen, A., Karim, R. & Wray, L. (2006). An explication of public scholarship objectives. In J. Cohen and R. Eberly (Eds.), A Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy: New Directions in Teaching and Learning (pp. 63-72). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/112511230/PDFSTAR

Funded Projects
1. Center for the Integration of Teaching, Research, and Learning, 2004-2006 National Science Foundation-funded; Principal Investigator at Penn State: Carol Colbeck. Designed, conducted, and published a qualitative study of the effect of participation in teaching assistant and professional development programs on doctoral student learning outcomes. Contributed to the development of a proposal for the Penn State Institute for Research on Learning
2. Teaching Sustainability in Engineering through Public Scholarship (2006-2008) National Science Foundation-funded; Principal Investigators: Carol Colbeck & David Riley. Designed, conducted, and published qualitative and quantitative studies of service-learning outcomes on student development and the effect of organizational structures on faculty’s academic work and service to communities

Civic Engagement
1.  UNCG Office of Leadership and Service-Learning Database management with multiple opportunities for faculty and students to engage in aging related engagement at http://studentaffairs.uncg.edu/service/


William Karper Ed.D.
Associate Professor , Exercise and Sport Science
258 HHP Bldg Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-334-3035
Email
mailto:wbkarper@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Effects of exercise and wellness programming on chronic rheumatological pain conditions, especially in older adults with a focus on fibromyalgia polymyalgia rheumatic and chronic fatigue.
Recent Publications
1. Etnier J.L. & Karper, W.B. Physiological and Psychological Effects of Physical Activity on Older Adults. In Physical Activity for Older Adults, Chodzko-Zajko, W. J. (Ed.). American College of Sports Medicine, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Philadelphia, PA. (in press 2012).
2. Karper, WB (2009). Polymyalgia rheumatica and exercise: A single case report on one woman. Activities, Adaptation and Aging. 33, 256-262.
3. Karper, W.B. (2008). Keeping active, living longer. North Carolina Medical Journal, 69,398-400.
4. Karper, W.B. (2008). The holistic effects of long-term exercise, health education, and resource assistance on one woman with multiple debilitating medical problems. Holistic Nursing Practice, 22, 206-209.
5. Karper, W.B. (2007). Fibromyalgia, cognitive problems and independence: Physical activity may be useful in home health care. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 26, 19-28.
6. Karper, W.B., et al. (2006). Fibromyalgia syndrome: The beneficial effects of exercise. Rehabilitation Nursing, 31, 193-198.
7. Karper, W.B. & Murrell, C.D. (2005). Older women, fibromyalgia, and exercise: An update. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 29, 61-67.

Courses Taught
1. KIN 579 Exercise and Older Adults
Civic Engagement
1. Director: research/service program at UNCG regarding exercise, health education and resource assistance effects on fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue and polymyalgia
Speakers Bureau
1. Fitness and health for older adults
2. Exercise and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue and polymyalgia


Laurie Kennedy-Malone PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FAGHE, FAANP, FGSA
Professor , Community Practice
407 Moore Bldg Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-334-5012
Email
mailto:laurie_kennedy-malone@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Gerontological Nursing
Recent Publications
1. Kennedy-Malone, L, Fletcher, K., Plank, L.M. (in press) Nursing care for older adults: A
manual for advanced practice. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
2. Fletcher, K. & Kennedy-Malone, L. (2012). The evolution of the gerontological nurse practitioner: The second decade. Geriatric Nursing.
3. Auerhahn, C. and Kennedy-Malone, L. (2010). Integrating gerontological content into advanced nursing education. New York: Springer.
4. Sherrod, T., Quinlan-Cowell, A., Lattimore, T.B., Shattell, M.M. & Kennedy-Malone, L. (2010) Older adults with bipolar disorder. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(5), 20-26.
5. Kennedy-Malone, L., Penny, J., Fleming, M.E. (2008) Clinical practice characteristics of gerontological nurse practitioners: a national study. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 20, 17-27. [data-based publication].
6. Kennedy-Malone, L., Fleming, M.E. & Penny, (2008) J. Prescribing patterns of gerontological nurse practitioners in the United States. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 20, 28-34. [data- based publication]
7. Kohlenberg, E., Kennedy-Malone, L., Crane, P., & Letvak, S. (2007). Infusing gerontological nursing content into advanced practice nursing education. Nursing Outlook, 55 (1), 38-43.
8. Crane, P.B., Oles, K., & Kennedy-Malone, L. (2006) Beta-blocker medication usage in older women after myocardial infarction. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18 (10) 463-470 [data- based publication]
9. Kennedy-Malone, L., Penrod, J., Kohlenberg, E., Letvak, S., Crane, P., Tesh, A., Kolanowski, A, Hupcey, J. & Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2006) Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22 (2) 123-128.8.
10. Amoaka, E., Richardson-Campbell, L., & Kennedy-Malone, LM. Self-medication with over the counter medication among the elderly. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. (Accepted for publication).
11. Kennedy-Malone, LM, & Enevold, GL (2001). Assessment and management of polymyalgia rheumatica in older adults. Geriatric Nursing.

Funded Projects
1. 2001 Principal Investigator. John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Education project: Enhancing Gerontological/Geriatric Nursing Education for Advanced Practice Nursing Programs. Hartford Foundation Grant for $90,000 for three years.
2. 2001 Project Director. Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Competitive Grant. Division of Nursing. Bureau of Health Professions, Public Health Service for $152,087.
3. 2001 Project Director. Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Competitive Grant. Division of Nursing. Bureau of Health Professions, Public Health Service for $156,495.


Kenneth Klase Dr.
Associate Professor , Dept. of Political Science
PO Box 26170 Greensboro NC 27401-6170
Phone
336-334-5093
Email
mailto:kaklase@uncg.edu
Civic Engagement
1. Adult Center for Enrichment, Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors
2. Member of the UNCG Gerontology Program Advisory Board and the M.S. in Gerontology Nonprofit Management Concentration within the Gerontology curriculum


Kurt Kornatz PhD
Assistant Professor , Exercise and Sport Science
237-E HHP Building Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-334-5548
Email
mailto:kurt_kornatz@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Adaptations and adjustments to the neuromuscular system in response to aging, training, and fatigue.
2. Nervous system strategies mediating control of upper extremities

Recent Publications
1. Kornatz KW, Wisleder D, Stelmach GE: Age, but not preferred limb influences the kinematic substructure of rapid goal-directed movements. (Submitted December 2008).
2. Semmler JG, Kornatz KW, Enoka RM: Diminished task-related plasticity of common inputs to hand muscle motor neurons in older adults. Experimental Brain Research. 172: 507-518, 2006.
3. Flink TS, Kornatz KW, Stelmach G: Influence of motor learning on the microstructure of movements in older and young adults. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology 28: 2006.
4. Kornatz KW, Christou EA, Enoka RM: Practice reduces motor unit discharge variability in a hand muscle and improves manual dexterity in old adults. Journal of Applied Physiology 98: 2072-2080, 2005.

Funded Projects
1. 2007. Eccentric exercise and movement accuracy, UNCG New Faculty Grant ($5,000).
Courses Taught
1. ESS 386 Motor Development and Learning
2. ESS 648 Learning and Performance of Physical Skills
3. ESS 661 Movement Theory
4. ESS 730 Neural Aspects of Motor Control

Speakers Bureau
1. Effects of aging on motor control


Susan Letvak PhD, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing and Interim Department Head , School of Nursing, Community Practice
Room 207 Moore Bldg. Greensboro NC 27412
Phone
336-256-1024
Email
mailto:susan_letvak@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Aging of the workforce
2. Health and safety of older workers
3. Qualitative research methods

Recent Publications
1. Letvak, S., Gupta, S., & Ruhm, C. (accepted) Differences in health, productivity and
quality of care in younger and older nurses. Journal of Nursing Management.
2. *Letvak, S., Ruhm, C. & Gupta, S. (2012). Nurses’ presenteeism and its effect on self-
reported quality of care and costs. American Journal of Nursing, 112(2), 30-38.
3. *Hu, J., Amirehsani, K., Wallace, D., Letvak, S. (2012). The meaning of insulin to
Hispanic immigrants with type 2 diabetes and their families. Diabetes Educator, 38(2),
1-8.
4. Letvak, S. & Ruhm, C., Lane, S. (2011). Perceptions of the impact of nurse health on
productivity and quality of care. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41 (4), 162-167.
5. Zinn, J., Reinhart, J., Ellis, W. French, A., Milner, F. Letvak, S (2011). Innovation in
engaging hospital staff and university faculty in research. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The
Journal for Advanced Nursing, 25(4),193-197 .
6. Letvak, S. & Ruhm, C.J., (2010). “The Impact of Worker Health on Long Term Care: Implications for Nursing Managers”, Geriatric Nursing, 31, 3.
7. Letvak, S., “Workforce Implications of Older Adults Use of Medications”, presented at the North Carolina Conference on Aging, October 2008.
8. Letvak, S. & Buck, R. (2008). Factors Influencing Work Productivity and Intent to Stay in Nursing. Nursing Economics, 26(3), 159-166.
9. Letvak, S. (2007). Commentary on “self-care activities captured through discussion among community dwelling elders.” Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25(3), 170-171.
10. Kohlenberg, E., Kennedy-Malone, L., Crane, P., & Letvak, S. (2007). Infusing gerontological nursing content into advanced practice education. Nursing Outlook, 55, 38-43.
11. Hancock, D., Helfers, M.J., Cowen, K. Letvak, S. Barba, B., et al (2006) Integration of gerontology content in non-geriatric undergraduate nursing. courses. Geriatric Nursing, 27(2), 103-111.
12. Kennedy-Malone, L., Penrod, J., Kohlenberg, E., Letvak, S., Crane P.B. et al. (2006). Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(2), 123-128.
13. Letvak, S. (2005) Health and safety of the older registered nurse. Nursing Outlook, (53)2, 66-72.
14. Letvak, S. (2005). Should a staff nurse’s age be a consideration in making patient and shift assignments? The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 30(2), 84.
15. Crane, P., Letvak, S., Lewallen, L., Hu, J., Jones, E. (2004) Inclusion of women in nursing research. Nursing Research, 53(4), 237-242.
16. Letvak, S. (2003).The experience of being an older operating room nurse. AORN Journal, 78(4), 35-649.
17. *Letvak, S. (2003). The experience of being an older nurse. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25(1), 45-56.
18. Letvak, S. (2002). The importance of social support for rural mental health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 23(3), 249-261.
19. Letvak, S. (2002). Myths and realities: educating yourself about the older worker. AORN Journal, 75(6), 1101-1107.
20. *Letvak, S. (2002). Retaining the older nurse. Journal of Nursing Administration, 32(7/8), 387-392.

Funded Projects
1. 2011-2012National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH,
1P20MD002289-NIMHD/NIH, 10/1/2007-5/31/20 Wallace, D. (PI). 12. Crane, P. (PI), Letvak, S. (Co-
Investigator – Qualitative Methods. 15% effort). . Comparing risks of
myocardial infarction reoccurrence in whites and blacks. $447,750.
2. 2008-2010 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Interdisciplinary Quality Research
Initiative (INQRI). ($264,106, 2 years). Co-investigator (Nurse PI). The Effects of Nurse Presenteeism on Quality Care and Patient Safety.
3. 2007-2112 NCMHD/NIH. Triad Center for Health Disparities: ($6,589,78.00, 6 years). Co-investigator: Pilot study Does the TCF7L2 gene correlate with family medical history of African American individuals participating in a lifestyle intervention (role: qualitative methods expert). (D. Wallace: PI).
4. 2006-2008 Center for American Nurses, American Nurses Association. Graying and Staying: Identifying Strategies to Retain Mature Nurses ($10,000, 2 years). Co-Principal Investigator.
5. 2004-2005 Gamma Zeta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International. Pilot Study of Health and Safety Tool for Older RNs. ($925). Principal Investigator.
6. 2002-2003 American Nurses Foundation, Health and Safety of the Older Nurse ($3500). Principal Investigator.
7. 2002-2003 Gamma Zeta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International, Attributes of the Older Nurse in North Carolina ($750). Principal Investigator.
8. 2001-2002 AORN Research Grant, The Experience of Being an Older Operating Room Nurse ($2500). Principal Investigator.

Courses Taught
1. NUR 620: Law, Policy and Economics of Healthcare
2. NUR 651: Advanced Application of Nursing Concepts in Client Care
3. NUR 420: Nursing Care in the Community

Civic Engagement
1. American Red Cross Disaster Nurse
2. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Homebound Ministry for Sick and Homebound

Speakers Bureau
1. Aging Workforce
2. Health and Safety Needs of Aging Workers


Kevin Lowe PhD
Professor , Dept. of Management Bryan School of Business & Economics
366 Bryan Bldg. Greensboro NC 27402
Phone
336-334-3055
Email
mailto:kblowe@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Leadership
2. Cross Cultural Management


Daniel Perlman PhD
Professor , Human Development and Family Studies
164 B Stone Bldg Greensboro NC 27402
Phone
336-334-9843
Email
mailto:d_perlma@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Close relationships in older adults
Recent Publications
1. Perlman, D., Stevens, N., & Carcedo, R. J. (in press). Friendship. In J. Simpson & J. Dovidio (Vol. Eds.), P. Shaver & M. Mikulincer (Series Ed.), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Vol. 2. Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
2. De Jong Gierveld, J., & Perlman, D. (2006). Longstanding non-kin relationships of older adults in the Netherlands and the U.S.A. Research on Aging, 28, 730-748.
3. Perlman, D. (2004). European and Canadian studies of loneliness among the elderly. Canadian Journal on Aging. 23, 181-188.

Courses Taught
1. Relationships Across the Life Cycle
2. Families and Close Relationships


Jay Poole MSW
Visiting Assistant Professor , Dept. of Social Work
263 Stone Bldg Greensboro NC 27402
Phone
336-334-4097
Email
mailto:kjpoole@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Mental Health and Aging
2. Clinical Social Work with Older Adults
3. Community based aging services and mental health in aging

Recent Publications
1. Poole, J., Pearson, A., Rife, J., and Moore, W. (in press). Developing community partnerships with religiously affiliated organizations to address aging needs: A case study of the congregational social work education initiative. In Social Work and Christianity: An International Journal.
2. Poole, J. and Kanode, J. (2008). “Gero-Innovations in the advanced msw curriculum: Outcomes and Lessons Learned,” Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. October 31, 2008. (Presentation)
3. Moore, W. and Poole, J. “The congregational social work education initiative: Integrating gerontology content in bsw and msw field instruction,” Southern Gerontological Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. April 19, 2008. (Presentation)
4. Poole, J., Moore, W. & Kanode, J. “Gero-innovations in the master’s advanced curriculum project,” Southern Gerontological Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. April 19, 2008. (Presentation)
5. Rife, J., Poole, J., Pearson, A., & Moore, L. “The congregational social work education initiative: Integrating gerontology content in bsw and msw field instruction,” Aging in America National Conference of the NCOA and ASA, Washington, D.C. March 28, 2008.
6. Rife, J, Moore, W., Moore, C. & Poole, J. (2007). Building competencies in gerontological social work: The congregational social work initiative. In Conference proceedings 2007 Council on Social Work Education Gero Ed Conference. Online at http://depts.washington.edu/geroctr/Center2/sub2_3_3GEF07.html
7. Poole, J. & Burrow, K. (2005). Brookstone haven: Providing residential services for the dually diagnosed in the environment of mental health reform. In A. Poindexter (Ed.), Proceedings from the 22nd Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, From Genes to Policy: The Many Faces of Dual Diagnosis, October 26-29 New York: NADD Press.
8. Poole, J. & Burrow, K. (2005). Brookstone haven: Providing residential services for the dually diagnosed in the environment of mental health reform. In A. Poindexter (Ed.), Proceedings from the 22nd Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, From Genes to Policy: The Many Faces of Dual Diagnosis, October 26-29 New York: NADD Press.

Funded Projects
1. 2008. Taylor, M. and Poole, J. The bachelor’s experiential learning project. Council on Social Work Education and the Hartford Foundation two years at $7,500.
2. 2007. Poole, J. Moore, W. and Kanode, J. ( 2007). The master’s advanced curriculum project. Council on Social Work Education and the Hartford Foundation first year at $19,000 and one subsequent year at $19,000.
3. 2007. Moore, W., Rife, J., Poole, J, and Moore C. (2007) The congregational social work education initiative. The Moses Cone Foundation funding for initial year at 120, 120, subsequent two years pending favorable review at 100,000 each year.

Courses Taught
1. Social Work Research Methods (Undergraduate)
2. Social Welfare Policy and Analysis I (Undergraduate)
3. Social Work Methods II (Macro Practice) (Undergraduate)
4. Social Work Research Methods (Graduate)
5. Research Designs and Data Analysis for Social Work Practice (Graduate)
6. Human Behavior and Social Functioning I (Graduate)
7. Social Welfare Policy and Analysis I (Graduate)
8. Social Welfare Policy and Analysis II (Graduate)
9. Social Work with Groups (Graduate)
10. Field Instruction and Seminar I (Graduate)
11. Field Instruction and Seminar II (Graduate)
12. Field Instruction and Seminar III (Graduate)
13. Social Work in Health and Mental Health I (Graduate)
14. Social Work in Health and Mental Health II (Graduate)

Civic Engagement
1. Top Priority Inc. clinical supervision and program development consultation, Winston Salem, N.C.
2. Clinical supervision for provisionally licensed clinical social workers
3. Member and Chair (2007) of Consumer Rights Committee of Therappeutic Alternatives Inc.
4. Therapeutic Alternatives Inc. Clinical consultation and supervision
5. NC Division of Medical Assistance Coordinator/Facilitation of focus groups involving graduate student facilitators
6. Guilford County Health Department Consultation on Medicaid billing and standards of care

Speakers Bureau
1. Community based aging services
2. Mental health issues and aging


John Rife PhD, ACSW
Associate Dean , School of Human Environmental Sciences
231 Stone Building PO Box 26170 Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Phone
336-256-0363
Email
mailto:jcrife@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Employment and aging
2. Community partnerships and aging services
3. Gerontology policy

Recent Publications
1.  Poole, K., Rife, J., & Pearson, A. (2009). “Developing Community Partnerships with Religiously Affiliated Organizations to Address Aging Needs: A Case Study of the Congregational Social Work Education Initiative”, Journal of Social Work and Christianity, 36 (2), 176-191.
2. Rife, J. (2007). “Infusion of Gerontology Content in 2005 and 2006 Bachelor and Master of Social Work Accreditation Reports, A Content Analysis, Aging Times, 2 (1) Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education, National Center for Gerontology Education.
3. Rife, J. (2006) “Helping Older Unemployed Women Regain Employment: Implications for Social Work Education”, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting: On-Line @ http://cswe.confex.com/cswe/2006/

Funded Projects
1. 2007-2010 Co-Investigator, Congregational Social Work Education Initiative. This project trains BSW and MSW students in gerontological practice through preservice training and field internships in central North Carolina congregational faith-based settings ($320,000). With Prof. K. Jay Poole (PI), and Prof. Ann Pearson.
Courses Taught
1. Social Services and Aging
Civic Engagement
1. Chairperson, Presbyterian Counseling Center


Eileen Rossen PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor , School of Nursing
321 Moore Bldg Greensboro NC
Phone
336-334-5058
Email
mailto:eileen_rossen@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Health promotion (depression, quality of life, self-esteem, and psychological well-being)
2. Relocation transition experiences and health (psychosocial, and quality of life outcomes of relocation to independent living communities)
3.  Psychometric properties of the Self-Efficacy Relocation Scale
4. Older adults health and well being
5. Depression
6. Self esteem

Recent Publications
1. Workshop Participants (including Rossen, E.K.), Workshop Report: Transitions to Independent Living Communities: Life Satisfaction and Later Life Happiness, Chapter 2 entitled “Quality of Life and Relocations to Independent Living Communities and Directions for Future Research”, p.8-9.
2. Amoako, E, Skelly, A. H., & Rossen, E. K. (in press in 2008). Diabetes Self-care and Psychosocial Adjustment in older African-American women. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
3. Amoako, E, Skelly, A. H., & Rossen, E. K. (2008). Outcomes of an intervention to reduce uncertainty among African-American women with Diabetes. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(8), 928-942.
4. Rossen, E. K., Knafl, K.A. & Flood, M. (2008). Older women’s perceptions of Successful aging. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 32(2), 73-88.
5. McNeill, C., Shattell, M., Rossen, E. K., & Bartlett, T. R. (2008). Relationship skills building with older adults. Journal of Nursing Education, 47(6), 269-271
6. Rossen, E. K. (2007). Assessing Older Persons’ Readiness to Move to Independent Congregate Living. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21(6), 292-296.
7. Rossen, E. K. & Gruber, K. J. (2007). Development and psychometric testing of the Relocation Self-Efficacy Scale. Nursing Research, 56(4), 244-251.
8. Rossen, E. K. & Knafl, K. A. (2007). Women’s well-being after relocation to independent Living communities. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 29(2), 183-199.
9. Hu, J., Amoako, E. P., Gruber, K. J. & Rossen, E. K. (2007). The relationships among health functioning indicators and depression in older adults with diabetes. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(2), 133-150.
10. Hancock, D., Helfers, M. J., Cowen, K., Letvak, S., Barba, B. E., Herrick, C., Wallace, D., Rossen, E. K. & Bannon, M. (2006). Integration of gerontology content in nongeriatric undergraduate nursing courses. Geriatric Nursing, 27(2), 103-111.
11. McReynolds, J., & Rossen, E. K. (2004). The importance of physical activity, nutrition, and social support for optimal aging. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(4), 200-6.
12. Rossen, E. K., & Knafl, K.A. (2003). Older women’s response to residential relocation: Description of transition styles. Qualitative Health Research. 13(1), 20-36.

Funded Projects
1. 2008-2009 Older Adults Relocating to Independent Living Communities: Factors Affecting Depression and Quality of LifeHealth, Psychosocial, and Well-being.
2. 2006-2010. Outcomes of Older African american Women Relocating to Independent Congregate Living Communities. funded by Gamma Zeta, chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (STTI).


Olav Rueppell PhD
Associate Professor , Dept. of Biology
Room 105 Eberhart Bldg Greensboro NC 27403
Phone
336-256-2591
Research Interests
1. Biology of aging
2. Model organisms
3. Behavioral senescence
4.  Genetics/Genomics
5. Biodemography

Recent Publications
1. DIXON L.R.*, MCQUAGE M.R.*, LONON E.J.*, BUEHLER D.*, SECK O.*,
RUEPPELL O. (2012) Pleiotropy of segregating genetic variants that
affect honey bee worker life expectancy. Experimental Gerontology, 47:
631-637. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2012.05.017
2. WILLARD L.E.*, HAYES A.M.*, WALLRICHS M.A.*, RUEPPELL O. (2011) Food
manipulation in honey bees induces physiological responses at the
individual and colony level. Apidologie, 42:508-518.
doi:10.1007/s13592-011-0006-z
3. RUEPPELL O., HAYWORTH M.K.*, ROSS N.P.* (2010) Altruistic self-removal
of health-compromised honey bee workers from their hive. Journal of
Evolutionary Biology, 23: 1538-1546.
doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02022.x, PMID: 20500363.
4. RUEPPELL O., KAFTANOGLU O., PAGE R.E. (2009) Honey bee (Apis
mellifera) workers live longer in small than in large colonies.
Experimental Gerontology, 44: 447-452.
doi:10.1016/j.exger.2009.04.003, PMCID: PMC2690613
5. AMDAM G.V., RUEPPELL O., FONDRK M.K., PAGE R.E., NELSON C.M. (2009)
The nurse’s load: early-life exposure to brood-rearing affects
behavior and lifespan in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Experimental
Gerontology, 44: 467-471. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2009.02.013
6. RUEPPELL O. Aging of Social Insects. Book chapter in: “Organization of Insect Societies – From genomes to socio-complexity”, J. Gadau & J. Fewell (eds.), Harvard University Press, in press. 2008
7. Ward K. N., Coleman J. Clittin, K., Fahrbach, S., Rueppell O. (2008) Age, caste, and behavior determine the replicative activity of intestinal stem cells in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). Experimental Gerontology, 43: 530-537.
8. Rueppell O., Linford*, R., Gardner P., Coleman J. Fine, K. (2008) Aging and demographic plasticity in response to experimental age structures in honeybees (Apis mellifera L). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62: 1621-1631.
9. Rueppell O., Bachelier, C., Fondrk M.K., Page R.E. Jr. (2007) Regulation of life history determines lifespan of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera L). Experimental Gerontology, 42: 1020-1032.
10. Rueppell O., Christine S., Mulcrone C. & Groves L. (2007) Aging without functional senescence in honey bee workers. Current Biology, 17: R274-R275.

Funded Projects
1. 2012 – 2015 “Genomic Analyses of Intraspecific Patterns of Extreme
Recombination in Honey Bees”, PI, NIH-NIGMS ($287,000)
2. 2010 – 2015 “Oxidative Stress, Stress Resistance and Longevity in Apis
mellifera” Co-PI (PI: M. Strand, US Army), US Army Research Office
($410,631)
3. 2010 – 2013 “FASE: Genetic Characterization of Absolute Varroa Mite
Resistance in Honey Bees”, PI, (#2010-65104-20533) United States
Department of Agriculture – CSREES – NIFA ($449,988)
4. 2009 – 2012 “UBM Group: Mathematical and Biological Undergraduate
Research Training at UNCG” (#0926288), Co-PI (PI: J. Rychtar, UNCG),
National Science Foundation ($233,820).
5. 2008-2009 “Nutritional Effects on Intestinal Health and Longevity of Honey bee Workers”, PI, North American Pollinator Protection Campaign ($7,500).
6. 2007 RAHSS Supplement to RUI: Genetic Dissection of the Reproductive Ground-Plan Hypothesis of Social Evolution, PI, National Science Foundation ($6,000).
7. 2006-2009 “RUI: Genetic Dissection of the Reproductive Ground-Plan Hypothesis of Social Evolution”, PI, National Science Foundation ($363,265).
8. 2006-2009 “UBM/RUI: Using Collaborative Undergraduate Research to Train Students in Mathematics and Biology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro”, Co-PI (PI: Rychtar), National Science Foundation ($239,835).
9.  2004-2005 “Mitosis and Apoptosis in Relation to Lifespan in the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.)”, PI, American Federation of Aging Research ($ 54,911).
10.  2003-2006 “Biodemography and Behavioral Senescence in the Honey Bee”, subcontract from project “Biodemographic Effects or Social Evolution in the Honey Bee”, (PI: Page) in program project: “Biodemographic determinants of life span” (PI: Carey, PO1 AG22500), National Institute of Aging ($ 93,414).

Courses Taught
1. Bio 549 Biology of Aging
2. Bio 541 Entomology
3. Bio 341 Invertebrate Zoology

Civic Engagement
1.  Public advising on arthropod and other invertebrate concerns


Sudha Shreeniwas PhD
Associate Professor , Dept of. Human Development & Family Studies
248 Stone Bldg Greensboro NC 27402 6170
Phone
336-256-0269
Email
mailto:s_shreen@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Family relationships and health among immigrant minority elders
2. Aging in India

Recent Publications
1. Sudha, S., Irudaya Rajan, S., Mutran, E. J., & Sarma, P. S. (2007). Marital status, family ties, and self-rated health among elderly men and women in South India. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology Vol. 21 Nos. 3 and 4 Dec. 2006 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10823-006-9027-x.
2. Sudha, S., Mutran, E. J., Williams, I. C., Suchindran, C. (2006). Childbearing history and later life health: Contrasting older African American and White women. Research on Aging 28(5) pp 599-621.
3. Sudha S., S. Irudaya Rajan, & P. S. Sarma. (2004). Intergenerational family support for older men and women in South India. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 3 & 4, 449-465.

Courses Taught
1. Lifespan Development
2.  Adult Development and Aging
3. Families in Middle and Later Life


Dayna Touron PhD
Associate Professor , Dept. of Psychology
296 Eberhart Bldg Greensboro NC 26170
Phone
336-256-0410
Email
mailto:d_touron@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Cognitive aging
2. Cognitive strategy use and skill acquisition in older adults
3. Metacognition influences on older adults cognition

Recent Publications
1. Kuhlmann, B. G. & Touron, D. R. (in press). Mediator-based encoding strategies in source monitoring in younger and older adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
2. Hines, J. Hertzog, C. & Touron, D. R. (in press). A prelearning manipulation falsifies a pure associational deficit account of retrieval shift during skill acquisition. Aging Neuropsychology and Cognition.
3. Hertzog, C. & Touron, D. R. (2011) Age differences in memory retrieval shift: Governed by feeling-of-knowing? Psychology and Aging. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0021875.
4. Touron, D. R., Hertzog, C., & Frank, D. (2011). Eye movements and strategy shift in skill acquisition: Adult age differences. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences, 62B, 151-159.
5. Kuhlmann, B. & Touron, D. R. (2010). Older adults’ use of metacognitive knowledge in source monitoring: Spared monitoring but impaired control. Psychology and Aging, 26,143-149.
6. Mitzner, T. L., Touron, D. R., Rogers, W. A., & Hertzog, C. (2010). Checking it twice:Age-related differences in double checking during visual search. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
7. Touron, D. R., Hertzog, C., & *Speagle, J. Z. (2010). Subjective learning discounts test type: Evidence from an associative learning and transfer task. Experimental Psychology, 57, 327-337
8. Touron, D. R., Oransky, N., Meier, M. E., & Hines, J. C. (2010). Metacognitive monitoring and strategic behavior in working memory performance: An examination of adult age differences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(8), 1533-1551
9. Touron, D. R. & Hertzog, C., (2009) Age differences in strategic behavior during a computation-based skill acquisition task. Psychollogy and Aging, 24, 574-585.
10. Touron, D. R., Hertzog, C., & Speagle, J. Z. (under review December 2008). Subjective learning discounts test type: Evidence from an associative learning and transfer task.
11. Mitzner, T. L., Touron, D. R., Rogers, W. A., & Hertzog, C. (under review December 2008). Age and strategy in visual search: An eye-movement analysis.
12. Rawson, K. A. &. Touron, D. R. (under review December 2008). Age-related differences in practice effects during reading comprehension: Older adults are slower to shift from computation to retrieval.
13. Hines, J., Touron, D. R., & Hertzog, C. (2008). Metacognitive influences on study time allocation in an associative recognition task: An analysis of adult age differences Manuscript in press at Psychology and Aging.
14. Hertzog, C., Touron, D. R., & Hines, J. (2007). Does a time monitoring deficit influence older adults’ delayed retrieval shift during skill acquisition? Psychology and Aging, 22,607-624.
15. Touron, D. R., Swaim, E., & Hertzog, C. (2007). Moderation of older adults’ retrieval reluctance through task instructions and monetary incentives. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 62B, 149-155.
16. Touron, D. R. (2006). Are item-level strategy shifts abrupt and collective? Age differences in cognitive skill acquisition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 781-786.
17. Touron, D. R., Hoyer, W. J., & Cerella, J. (2004). Age-related differences in the component processes of cognitive skill learning. Psychology and Aging, 19, 565-580.
18. Touron, D. R., & Hertzog, C. (2004). Distinguishing age differences in knowledge, strategy use, and confidence during strategic skill acquisition. Psychology and Aging, 19, 452-466.
19. Touron, D. R., & Hertzog, C. (2004). Strategy shift affordance and strategy choice in young and older adults. Memory & Cognition, 32, 298-310.

Funded Projects
1. 2009-2010 Touron, D. R. Co-Investigator, National Institute on Aging Grant, “Aging and metacognition in strategic skilll acquisition”; R01 AG024485; $385,466 R56, Director’s Bridge Award funded 2009-2010, co-author and PI. of $125,618 sub-contract to UNCG.
2. 2004-2009 Co-Investigator with Christopher Hertzog at Georgia Institute of Technology, National Institute on Aging Grant, “Aging and metacognition in strategic skill acquisition”;R01 AG024485; $1,359,025 funded 2004-2009
3. PI, Post-Doctoral National Research Service Award, “Metacognition and age in strategic skill acquisition”; F32 AG022273; funding offered but not accepted 2003
4. National Institute on Aging Post-Doctoral Fellowship; NIA Institutional Training Grant in Cognitive Aging, T32 AG000175; funded 2001-2003

Courses Taught
1. PSY 375 Psychology of Aging (available online)
Civic Engagement
1. American Psychological Association, Member including membership in Division 3: Experimental Psychology and Division 20: Adult Development and Aging
2. American Psychological Society, Member
3. Psychonomic Society, Full Member
4. Southeastern Psychological Association, Member
5. Women in Cognitive Science, Member
6. Southeastern Workers in Memory, Member; 2007 President


William Tullar PhD
Professor and Interim Department Head , Bryan School of Business & Economics
366 D Bryan Bldg. Greensboro NC 27412
Phone
336-334-4526
Email
mailto:wltullar@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Misbehavior of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
Civic Engagement
1. TRLA member


Debra Wallace PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Research Director of the Center for Health of Vulnerable Populations Daphine Doster Mastroianni Distinguished Professor , School of Nursing
Room 210 Moore Nursing Bldg. Greensboro NC 27403
Phone
336-256-0572
Email
mailto:dcwallac@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Minority aging
2. Health disparities
3. Community based services
4. Heart disease and diabetes
5. Function

Recent Publications
1.  Hu, J., Amirehsani, K., Wallace, D.C., & Letvak, S. (in press). The Meaning of Insulin to Hispanic Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes and Their Families. Diabetes Educator, 38(2).
2. Starr, S. & Wallace, D.C. (2011). Client perceptions of cultural competence of community-based nurses. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 28(2), 57-69. Doi: 10.1080/07370016.2011.564057.
3. Savoca, M.R., Flint, T.L., Morton, T.B., Johnson, L.T., Bell, N.M., Aronson, R.E. & Wallace, D.C. (2011). Meal patterns and food choices of young African American males: understanding eating within the context of daily life. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 111(9), 1335-1342. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.06.006.
4.  Hu, J., Wallace, D. & Tesh, A. (2010) Physical Activity, Obesity Nutritional Health and Quality of Life In Low-Income Hispanic adults with Diabetes. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 27(2).
5. Jones, D., Ivanov, L. L., Wallace, D., & VonCannon, L. (2010). Global service learning project influences culturally sensitive care. Home Health Care Management Practice, 22, 464-469. doi: 10.1177/1084822310368657.
6. Hu, J., Wallace, D.C., Jones, E., & Liu, H. (2009). Cardiometabolic health of Chinese older adults with diabetes living in Beijing, China. Public Health Nursing, 26(6), 500-511.
7. Hahn S, S. Letvak, K Powell, D Spoon, C Christianson, D Wallace, M Pericak-Vance, V. C. Henrich and the Guilford Genomic Medicine Initiative (GGMI). (2009). A community’s perception of genomic medicine. Public Health Genomics, DOI:10.1159/000220034.
8. Crane, P.B., & Wallace, D.C. (2007). Cardiovascular Risks and Physical Activity in Middle-Aged and Elderly African-American Women. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22, 297-303.
9. Jones, E. D., Ivanov, L., Wallace, D. & VonCannon, L. (2006). Examining the Metabolic Syndrome in Russia. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12, 260-266.
10. Chilton, L., Hu, J., & Wallace, D.C. (2006). Health-promoting lifestyle and diabetes knowledge in Hispanic American adults. Home Health Care Management and Practice,18(5), 378-385.
11. Hancock, D., Helfers, M.J., Cowen, K., Letvak, S., Barba, B.E., Herrick, C., Wallace, D., Rossen, E., & Bannon, M. (2005). Integration of Gerontology Content in Non-Geriatric Undergraduate Nursing Courses. Geriatric Nursing, 27(2), 103-111
12. Frable, P.J., Wallace, D.C. & Ellison, K.J. (2004). Using guidelines in home care for people with diabetes. Home Healthcare Nurse, 22(7), 462-468.

Funded Projects
1. 2012-2016 Wallace, Debra C. (PI). P20 TRIAD Center for Health Disparities Research. NIMHD/NIH,2P20MD002289, 5/1/2012-4/30/2016.
2. 2009-2012 Barba, B. (PI). Wallace, D.C. (CI) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project 3.Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), 01/2009-06/2012.
3. 2008-2011 Cowling, WRC. (PI). Wallace, D.C. (CI). Advanced Nursing Education Grant: Doctoral Nursing Program to Promote Health Access. HRSA, D09HP05333, 7/2008-6/2011.
4. 2007-2012 Wallace, D.C. (PI). Triad Center for Health Disparities. NCMHD/NIH, 1P20MD002289-01, 10/2007-05/2012, $6,659,123.
5. 2008-2011 Cowling, W.R. (PI), Doctoral Nursing Program to Promote Health, D09HP05333, 7/2008-6/2011, DHHS/Health Resources and Services Administration, $750,000 (Co-Investigator)
6. 2006-2009 Barba, B. (PI). Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project-2. Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS, July 2006-June 2009. $518,400, (5% effort). Co-Investigator
7. 2005-2009 Pericak-Vance, M. Guilford Genomic Medicine Initiative, Department of Defense, [collaboration between Duke University, UNCG and Moses Cone Health System], April 2005-April 2009, $8.06 million. Co-Investigator

Courses Taught
1. Advanced Health Policy and Ethics


Janice Wassel PhD
Director , Gerontology Program
Ferguson Building Room 212A 524 Highland Ave. Greensboro NC 27412
Phone
336-256-1020
Email
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Financial gerontology/Financial sociology
2. Family finances across the life course
3. Business and aging
4. Healthy aging
5. Women’s labor force participation and retirement
6. Aging, caregiving, and intergenerational relationships
7. Caregiving on women’s health and their life courses
8. Institutions and the life course

Recent Publications
1. Adams, T. & J. I. Wassel. (Under review) “Predicting Subsyndromal Depression in Midlife and Older Adults.”
2. Wassel, J. I. and W. L. Tullar. (Under review). “Two Programs Divided by a Common Language.”
3. Ross, B. and J. I. Wassel (Under review) “An Oral History Project with the Elderly Montagnard Refugees.”
4. Wassel, J. I. 2008. “Healthy Aging” NC Medical Journal: Healthy Aging (69:5)
5. Wassel, J. I. 2008. “Boomerang Burdens: Back to the Nest.” AgingWell. Summer. 14-15.
6. Wassel, J. I. 2007. “The Making of the Senior Sandwich.” AgingWell. Winter. 12-13.
7. Wassel, J. I. and Cutler, N. E. 2007. “Family Aging and the Practice of Elder Law: A Financial Gerontology Perspective,” Journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Vol. 3 (1) 67-76.
8. Kennedy-Malone, L., E. Jones, G. Hinton, C. O. Lengyel, J. I. Wassel and M. Taylor, “Promoting Interdisciplinary Student Clinical Activity: Health Fairs for Rural Older Adults.” Geriatric Nursing.
9. Wassel, J. I. and Cutler, N. E. 2007. “What’s New in Middle-Age Mortality?” Journal of Financial Service Professionals. Vol. 61 (1) 19-24.
10. Wassel, J. I. 2006. “Financial planning and the ‘senior sandwich’ generation,” Journal of Financial Service Professionals, Vol. 60 (6) 22-26.
11. Wassel, J. I. 2005. Invited Response. Journals of Gerontology. B:SS 59:S358.

Funded Projects
1. 2007 AARP, “Business and Aging Case Study Project”, Funded 2007.
2. 2005 Center on Aging and the Community, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, “The Impact of TimeSlips on Staff-Resdient Relatinships in Long-Term Care Setting in North Carolina”, Funded, 2005.

Courses Taught
1. Critical Issues in Aging
2. Sociology of Aging
3. Social Gerontology
4. Demography and Gender
5. Silver Industries
6. Research Methodology
7. Boomers

Civic Engagement
1. Advisory Board on Aging, Orange County Board of Commissioners, North Carolina
2. Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
3. Sigma Phi Omega. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
4. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Public Policy Committee
5. AARP Aging and Business Education Initiative
6. AARP Older Workforce Initiative
7. North Carolina Gerontology Consortium
8. Aging Society of America

Speakers Bureau
1. Navigating the Complexities of Family Aging
2. Women and Entrepreneurs: A Silver Advantage?
3. The Senior Sandwich: The Increasing Complexity in Later-Life Families
4. Aging: Not for Sissies
5. “Baby” Boomers as Consumers, Workers, Savers and Investors: Their Economic Impact
6. Demographics: Aging Trends in the Geriatric & Mental Health Population
7. Mixing Business and Aging: The UNCG Gerontology Program
8. The UNCG Gerontology Program: Producing Leaders in the Profession
9. Aging: The Expected and Normal
10. The Power of Language: Voices from Later Life
11. BOOMers: Demography, not Destiny


Dianne Welsh PhD, SPHR
Charles A. Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship Founding Director, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center Founding Director, Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program Vice President, Small Business Institute Executive Board, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers , Bryan School of Business & Economics
328 Bryan Bldg. Office Greensboro NC 27402-6165
Phone
336-256-8507
Email
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu
Research Interests
1. Entrepreneurship and Aging
Funded Projects
1. Entrepreneurship and the Arts
2. Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellows Program
3. Cross-the-Bridge Incubator at UNCG

Courses Taught
1. ENT/BUS 300 Feasibility Analysis
2. ENT/BUS 338 Family Business
3. ENT 607 Venture Feasibility and Business Plans

Civic Engagement
1. Rotary International
2. Vice President, Small Business Institute
3. Executive Board, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers
4. Entrepreneurial Action Team (EAT)
5. Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship Board
6. U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Past President
7. U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, Presidential Appointee
8. Deptartment of Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) Appointee

Speakers Bureau
1. Entrepreneurship
2. Family Business
3. Franchising
4. No-Cost Employee Reward Systems
5. Global Entrepreneurship
6. Creating Entrepreneurial Programs in a University Setting
7. Center Start-Ups