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ISL Director to participate in WHO-UNICEF global consultation on assistive technology

Neil Charness, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity, will take part in the Second Global Consultation for the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology.

Charness is an internationally recognized expert on the use of technology by older adults, and he often speaks and writes on how technology can be better designed to be more accessible for older individuals and to more adequately address their wants and needs.

The WHO-UNICEF Report on Assistive Technology will:

ISL Faculty Affiliate Pamela Keel part of team working on inclusivity project with $12.8 million in NIH support

Pamela Keel, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, is part of a team of Florida State University researchers that has received a $12.8-million National Institutes of Health grant to build a diverse community of early career researchers committed to improving mental health and chronic disease prevention and management.

Paul Katz, Chair of Geriatrics, and Neil Charness, ISL Director, to speak at Westminster Oaks

Paul Katz, M.D., Chair of Geriatrics in the College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Westminster Oaks, and Neil Charness, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity, will speak Thursday (October 14) at the Tallahassee residential community for older adults.

ISL Director to open FSU's Milton S. Carothers Faculty Lecture Series

Charness will speak on “The Promise and Limits of Technology to Promote Successful Longevity” to open the luncheon series for 2021.

Neil Charness, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity, will open the Milton S. Carothers Faculty Lecture Series with a talk October 18 on “The Promise and Limits of Technology to Promote Successful Longevity.”

Charness will speak at noon in the Robert B. Bradley Reading Room in Strozier Library.

Research by ISL Faculty Affiliates finds sense of purpose associated with better memory

From left, Professor Antonio Terracciano, Professor Angelina Sutin and Assistant Professor Martina Luchetti from the Florida State University College of Medicine. Their research showed an association between a sense of purpose in life and more vivid, coherent and accessible memories, qualities that are part of what's known as phenomenology. Their work was published in the journal Memory. (Bruce Palmer/FSU Photography Services)

Add an improved memory to the list of the many benefits that accompany having a sense of purpose in life.

Jing Wang, dean of Nursing and an ISL Faculty Affiliate, named one of 10 emerging leaders in health and medicine

Jing Wang, Ph.D., dean of Florida State University’s College of Nursing and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, has been named a 2021 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Aaron Wilber talks on mouse models, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain function during sleep in the next ISL Brown Bag on October 25

You are invited to hear Aaron Wilber, Ph.D., speak on “Findings in mouse models suggest Alzheimer’s disease may change brain function during sleep leading to memory loss and impairments in navigating our surroundings.”

ISL Director Neil Charness to participate in international discussion on digital equity

Neil Charness, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity, will represent North America at an international conference on digital equity for people of all ages, part of a celebration on October 1 of the UN International Day of the Older Person.

The conference is sponsored by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and will be conducted online via Zoom.

NSF supports Faculty Affiliate Yanshuo Sun's development of technology aid for transportation-disadvantaged individuals

Transportation-disadvantaged individuals have vital mobility needs. For some, getting to a medical appointment, employment, school or other life-sustaining services can be a daunting barrier due to a disability, age or income. There are many challenges to providing and accessing reliable transportation — a problem engineering researchers look to mitigate with a new platform.