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IOA Report

The Institute on Aging's electronic newsletter.


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IOA introduces BC Talks Aging

Produced in conjunction with the Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work, the IOA is excited to offersfree access to a series of online learning modules provided by established scholars at Boston College. Learn more about BC Talks Aging »

Sloan Center Publishes Insights on Activity in Later Life from the Life & Times in an Aging Society Study

A new research study from the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College contradicts the widespread notion that older adults tend to disengage from major societal obligations and responsibilities. The study instead finds that older Americans are highly engaged in such activities, and that their well-being is directly tied to the level of engagement in these areas. Read the publication.

Chemist earns pair of young investigator awards
Assistant Prof. of Chemistry Eranthie Weerapana has been awarded a pair of prestigious young investigator awards to support her research into identifying new protein activities implicated in cancer and aging, and developing small molecules to perturb these activities within a cellular environment. More details.

Q&A: A Few Minutes With Elizabeth Kensinger
Associate Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Kensinger, director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, recently spoke with Melissa Beecher of the Chronicle about her research and the CAN Lab. Read the entire article.

Why Your Retirement May Not Be Permanent
US News reporter Emily Brandon explains that retirement is no longer a one-time, permanent event. Read the entire article.

$2.25M for NRCPDS
The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, directed by Professor Kevin Mahoney, has been awarded a $2.25-million grant by the U.S. Administration on Aging of the Department of Health and Human Services. More