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inaugural Johns Hopkins Leader in Aging award

This year's recipient is Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP for her outstanding contribution to aging research, leadership in aging research, and advancement in learning.

This Spring, she spent a day with students and faculty to:

  • Provide a lecture for faculty and students
  • Meet with Principal Faculty members to discuss ways to integrate evidence into education, practice, and future research  

2018 PILOT PROJECT AWARDEES

The Center awarded funds to research projects consistent with the goals and activities of the Center: Developing and testing of novel behavioral interventions and enhancing the yield of programs, policies, practices, and tools to help diverse older adults and family members remain healthy, independent, and living in their own homes and communities.

  • Abshire Martha, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    "The Context of Caregiving in Advanced Heart Failure: Improving communication between patients and caregivers (Caregiver-Support)"
  • Bryan Hansen, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing    
    "Caregivers’ Perceptions of Abrupt Changes in Behavior to Differentiate Behavioral Symptoms in
    Dementia and Delirium."

  • Katherine Marx PhD, MPH

    Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Department of Community Public Health    
    “Testing the Feasibility of New Ways for Better Days: Tailoring Activities for Persons with Dementia and Caregivers (TAP) in the Assisted Living Setting”

  • George Rebok, PhD

    Professor & Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health
    "ACTIVE Memory Works: Refinement and Enhancement of a Novel Web-Based Intervention for Older Adults"

  • Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD

    Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
    “Auricular Point Acupressure to Manage Pain in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders”

  • Thomas Chan, PhD

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Aging, Department of Mental Health    
    “The Mobile Mindfulness Attention Study: Piloting the Feasibility of a Wearable EEG Device and Attention Quantifying Software in Older Adults”

  • Calliope Holingue, MPH, PhD
    Student (2019) Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health    
    "Screening for Dementia in Older Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities"
  • Elizabeth A. Wise, MD
    Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    "Screening for Dementia in Older Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities"
  • Minhui Liu, PhD, RN
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Department of Community Public Health    
    "Training Student Nurses as Interventionists to Implement a Multifaceted Fall Prevention Program
    in the Chinese Community Context: A Feasibility Study"
  • Manka Nkimbeng, MPH, RN

    PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    “Understanding Functional Disability in Older African Immigrants: The Roles of Acculturation and Racial Discrimination”

  • Marian Tzuang, MSW, PhD Student  
    Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health
    “Long-Term Effects of Cognitive Training on Sleep in Community-Dwelling Older Adults”

2017 PILOT AWARDEES

  • Melissa Hladek, CRNP, FNP-BC     
    PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
    "Utilization of the Sweat Patch to Collect Physiological Data from Older Adults with Chronic Diseases"
  • Natalie G. Regier, PhD
    Research Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Department of Community Public Health       
    "Advancing an Understanding and Measurement of Dementia-Related Restlessness: A Troublesome and Pervasive Problem"
  • Laura Samuel, PhD, CRNP
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
    "How do low income older adults cope with financial strain and financial shocks?"
  • Mattan Schuchman, MD
    Director, Johns Hopkins Home-based Medicine (JHOME).   
    "Developing a Needs Assessment Tool for Patient and Caregiver Centered Home-based Primary Care Practice"
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