The Joe L. Parkin Memorial Lecture on Aging
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The Parkin Lectureship was endowed by a gift from the Retirement Research Foundation of Chicago, Illinois, in memory of Joe L. Parkin, a retired Banker’s Life and Casualty Co. executive who had served as president of the Retirement Research Foundation in Chicago. The Retirement Research Foundation of Chicago is the nation’s largest private foundation devoted to aging and retirement issues, since 1986. The foundation makes approximately $6 million in grants each year to support programs, research and policy studies to improve the quality of life for older Americans.
Parkin was born on a farm outside Derby, Iowa in 1923 and attended the UI from 1940 – 1943, when he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as an aerial navigator until 1945 and again from 1950-1952.
Fall 2012: Joe L. Parkin Lecture Series in Aging
The overall goal of the following three sessions is to educate healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, behavioral health specialists, etc.) on the importance of initiating the process of advance care planning with patients and families.
Date & Time: October 3, 2012, 8:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Sheraton, Iowa City
This lecture is free and open to the public
Date & Time: October 3, 2012, Lecture 6:00 - 7:00pm; Reception 5:00pm
Reception: EMRB Atrium, 431 Newton Road, Iowa City
Lecture: MERF 1110, 451 Newton Road, Iowa City
Speaker: Bernard Hammes, PhD; Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, LaCrosse, WI
Spring 2012 Joe L. Parkin Lecture Series in Aging
Date & Time: May 29, 2012, Lecture 4:00 - 5:00pm; Reception 5:00pm
Location: The Alson E. Braley Conference Room, 01136 PFP, UIHC
Speaker: David B. Reuben, MD, Director of Geriatric Medicine, UCLA Center for Health Sciences
Description: This lecture is free and open to the public
As a geriatrician, Dr. Reuben maintains a clinical primary care practice of frail older persons, attending on both inpatient and geriatric psychiatry units at UCLA. Reuben's current research include redesigning the office visit to improve healthcare quality and measuring how older adults function. He is lead author of the widely distributed book Geriatrics at Your Fingertips.
2011 Joe L. Parkin Lecture Series in Aging
DATE AND TIME: April 27, 2011, Lecture 4:00-5:00PM; Reception 5:00PM
Lecture: Sahi Auditorium, 1110A MERF
Reception: Medical Education and Research Facility [MERF] Atrium
Speaker: Laura Carstensen, PhD, founding director, Longevity Center; Fairleigh Dickenson Jr. Professor in Public Policy; Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Description: This lecture is free and open to the public.
We are approaching a watershed moment in human history. In just a few years, the number of people over 65 will surpass the number of children under 15. By the time our children reach old age, living to 100 will be commonplace. Rather than perceiving this as good news, most people respond to extended longevity with discussions about coping with or halting the aging process. Yet, to the extent that people arrive at old age mentally sharp, physically fit, and financially secure, long-lived societies will thrive. I believe that among the most pressing needs of the modern world is the development of “longevity science.” Science and technology offer alternatives to catastrophic predictions about societies that are overburdened by frail elders. Advances in science can form the basis of a culture in which we improve quality of life at all ages, and psychological science must be an essential part of that process.
Sponsored By: The University of Iowa Center on Aging
For More Information: Contact Barbara Reasner at email@example.com or the UI Center on Aging at 319-335-6576.
2009 Joe L. Parkin Lecture
2009 Joe L. Parkin Lecture Series in Aging
DATE AND TIME: September 23, 2009, Reception-3:30 PM; Lecture-4:00-5:00 PM
Reception- Medical Education & Research Facility [MERF] Atrium
Lecture- The Sahai Auditorium, 1110-a MERF
TITLE: "Palliative Care in Hospitals"
SPEAKER: Diane E. Meier, MD FACP; Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care; Director, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute and a MacArthur Fellow – 2008 from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Diane Meier will draw from her research and considerable work in clinical initiatives in end-of life care, the development of palliative care units, and the role of cancer caregivers for the older cancer patient.
DESCRIPTION: This lecture is free and open to the public.
The Joe L. Parkin Memorial Lecture on Aging is endowed by a gift from the Retirement Research Foundation of Chicago, Illinois, in memory of Mr. Parkin, former president of the Retirement Research Foundation who attended the University of Iowa. The Parkin lecture focuses on any aspect of research, practice or policy that affects older adults.
This lecture, "Palliative Care in Hospitals," is now available in a four part DVD series, from the Center on Aging. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSORED BY: The University of Iowa Center on Aging [www.centeronaging.uiowa.edu]
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Barbara Reasner at email@example.com or 319-335-6576.