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Watch Roberto Cabeza's talk - ISL Spring Speaker 2019

If you missed the talk on “Compensation Processes in the Aging Brain” by Roberto Cabeza of Duke University, you can watch his address here.

Zhe He wins $422,382 grant from National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health has awarded Zhe He of the School of Information a $422,382 grant to develop tools researchers could use to gauge the potential to generalize results of their planned clinical studies.

ISL’s Newsletter for December 2018

Read an interview with Anne Collins McLaughlin, an expert in human capabilities at North Carolina State University, who gave the Fall 2018 address in the Institute for Successful Longevity’s Speaker Series. We talk with her about designing technology for older adults in the latest ISL Newsletter.

Are your grandparents getting tipsy at the holiday party?

“As baby boomers have begun trickling into later life, the stereotype of Grandma sipping hot cocoa by the fire has slowly been replaced with Grandma sipping a glass of wine with her friends and family,” write ISL Faculty Affiliate Dawn Carr and Amy Burdette, both of FSU’s Department of Sociology.

Learning to read and write again after stroke

After experiencing a stroke on the left side of the brain, many people will acquire aphasia. Aphasia is a language disorder that affects a person’s ability to talk, understand others, read, and write. It does not, however, affect a person’s intelligence. There are approximately 2 million Americans currently living with aphasia in the United States.

The ISL Annual Report

The Institute for Successful Longevity’s 2017-18 Annual Report is now available for review.

You can read the report here: 17-18 Annual Report full report.

Transportation Day 2018

Members of the public came to Transportation Day 2018 on Friday (Nov. 30) to learn more about research into how to expand mobility for people of all ages.

Listen as Walter Boot talks about older drivers on WFSU-FM

ISL Faculty Affiliate Walter Boot spoke with WFSU-FM’s Tom Flanigan about older drivers and the challenges they face and the misleading stereotypes that cloud our understanding of driver safety on the road.

If you missed the interview, you can listen to it here.

“Too Much Medical Jargon?” Zhe He’s talk now available online

If you missed Dr. Zhe He’s talk “Too Much Medical Jargon?” you can watch it below or on YouTube at

In his presentation, Dr. He of the School of Information in the College of Communication & Information explored whether there is a language gap between health professionals and consumers.

Breast-cancer survivors can benefit from strength training

Breast-cancer research has resulted in treatment that has greatly improved survival rates. As a result, there are 3.1 million breast-cancer survivors alive in the United States today. The five-year survival rate is about 90 percent. This is great news.