Summer Institute 2006
Academics at Utica College

Summer Institute For Faculty

"Infusing Cross-Cultural Aging Information into Allied Health Curriculum"

Summer Institute for Gerontology Faculty - previous year's cohortDates:

June 22 - 30, 2006 


Tallahassee, Florida

In cooperation with Florida A & M University, The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), and National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), the Institute of Gerontology is coordinating a workshop on Infusing Cross-Cultural Education into Allied Health Curriculum to be held June 22-30, 2006 in Tallahassee, Florida.


Grants from Health Resource and Service Agency (HRSA) and The Retirement Research Foundation will cover the total cost for travel, food, lodging, and materials. 

Additional Benefits

Additionally, all participants will receive a voucher for a free 3-credit on-line (undergraduate) gerontology course offered by Utica College. This class may be used by the participant in the summer workshop or by a colleague or a student from their school.

Summer Institute for Gerontology Faculty - previous year's cohortWho Can Attend

Twenty-five allied health faculty members will be selected to attend each of the three summer workshops. Nursing faculty are not allowed because of the guidelines of the HRSA Allied Health grant that funds this project. 

Allied Health faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities should contact
K. Della Ferguson for an application.

Curriculum and Faculty

The two-week summer program will provide didactic content on aging and geriatrics by nationally known faculty with a focus on discipline specific geriatric interventions. The curriculum will emphasize the importance of cross-cultural issues, evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary teams, geriatric clinical skills and strategies to incorporate gerontology/geriatric content into your allied health programs.

Picture Yourself at the 2006 Summer Institute!Topics include:

  • demographics,
  • economics,
  • sociology of aging,
  • successful aging,
  • gender issues,
  • poverty,
  • caregiver stress,
  • biological changes,
  • mental health,
  • dementia,
  • cardiovascular,
  • diabetes,
  • orthopedics,
  • communication,
  • epidemiology,
  • public policy,
  • aging networks,
  • continuum of care,
  • health promotion,
  • nutrition,
  • medication,
  • developmental disabilities,
  • assessment,
  • evidence based practice,
  • interdisciplinary teams,
  • strategies for including cross-cultural information into existing curriculum.

All topics will include cross-cultural emphasis.

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