Feb 03

Friedman Center for Aging at Washington University Announces

Friedman Center Announces Global Aging Seed Funding Recipients

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging has funded ten proposals to support collaborations that will advance cross-national research and education on older adults, later life, and aging societies as part of its Global Aging Initiative. Each collaboration includes one or more faculty from Washington University and one or more faculty from a McDonnell International Scholars Academy partner institution. Awardees received funding to carry out specific pilot projects or support for development of research and education collaborations.

Cross-cultural Issues in Stroke: Policy, Population, and Clinical Comparisons
Washington University Principal Investigator: Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Program in Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine
Co-Principal Investigators: Gerald Koh, PhD, National University of Singapore, and Leeanne Carey, PhD, University of Melbourne

Management of Elderly Hip Fractures in China
Washington University Principal Investigator: Ellen Binder, MD, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences, School of Medicine
Co-Principal Investigator: Xiaofeng Gong, MD, Peking University

Cross-cultural Investigations of Aging: A Combined Behavioral, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, and Optical Imaging Study
Washington University Principal Investigator: Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine
Co-Principal Investigators: Trevor Penney, PhD National University of Singapore, and Chun-Yu Tse, PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Extending the Reach of the Elderly: Why Do Tendon-to-Bone Attachments Fail in the Elderly, and What Can We Do About It?
Washington University Principal Investigator: Guy Genin, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Co-Principal Investigator: Changqing Chen, PhD, Tsinghua University

Open Streets for All: Older Adults and the Ciclovia Movement
Washington University Principal Investigator: Aaron Hipp, PhD, Brown School
Co-Principal Investigators: Juan Alejandro Valdivia, PhD, Universidad de Chile, and Olga Lucia Sarmiento Duenas, PhD, Universidad de los Andes-Colombia

The Global Burden of Population Aging: A Cross-national Collaboration to Develop Simulation Policy-Relevant Models in China and the US
Washington University Principal Investigator: Timothy McBride, PhD, Brown School
Co-Principal Investigator: Xizhe Peng, PhD, Fudan University

Family Caregiving for Frail Older Adults: A Comparative Perspective on Social and Legal Supports
Washington University Principal Investigator: Peggie Smith, JD, School of Law
Co-Principal Investigator: Vivian Lou, PhD, The University of Hong Kong

Bilingualism and Protection from Age-related Cognitive Decline: Using Eye-movements to Track Online Speech Perception
Washington University Principal Investigator: Mitchell Sommers, PhD, Department of Psychology, Arts & Sciences
Co-Principal Investigator: Boaz Ben-David, PhD, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Mapping Elderly Care in Shanghai and St. Louis
Washington University Principal Investigator: Priscilla Song, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Arts & Sciences
Co-Principal Investigators: Honglin Chen, PhD, Fudan University, and Tianshu Pan, PhD, Fudan University

A Cross-national Comparison of Caregiving Barriers and Supports Between the United States, Hong Kong, and Sweden
Washington University Principal Investigator: Susan Stark, PhD, OTR/L, Program in Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine
Co-Principal Investigators: Terry Lum, PhD, The University of Hong Kong, and Margareta Lilja, PhD, Lulea University of Technology


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