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.
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.
Neil Charness, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity, and Walter Boot, Ph.D., a Faculty Affiliate of the institute, will be in Bordeaux, France, in late September to meet with other researchers in a workshop on their CREATE project, which focuses on designing technology for older adults.
Damaris Aschwanden, Ph.D., gave a fascinating talk on “Who We Are Shapes How We Cognitively Age? Personality & Cognitive Health in Late Life” in the first presentation in the ISL Brown Bag Series for Fall 2021.
Professors Michael Ormsbee, left, and Robert Hickner have received a National Institutes of Health grant to examine how resistance training could potentially help prevent type 2 diabetes.
By Kathleen Haughney, University Communications
A research center led by Eren Erman Ozguven, Associate Professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, is among three institutes featured in a new Florida State University initiative designed to amplify centers and institutes that are doing high-profile, public-impact research and connect them with donors interested in pursuing big questions.
Dr. Norman B. (Brad) Schmidt, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology, has joined the Institute for Successful Longevity as a Faculty Affiliate.
Professor Angelina Sutin of FSU’s College of Medicine is quoted in a Time article on steps older adults can take to maintain their cognitive abilities. Sutin, a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, tells Time of the dangers of social isolation and how hearing loss, common among older adults, can magnify the problem.
Eren Erman Ozguven, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity, is quoted by the Palm Beach Post in an article looking at whether new residents of Florida understand what they need to do to prepare for hurricane season: