Sanford Center grants

2/9/2007 8:00:00 AM

Larry Weiss, director of the Sanford Center for Aging, received a grant of $27,750 from the State of Nevada Division of Aging Services for "Medication Management,' and a combined $82,143 from two grants from the State of Nevada Division of Aging Services for "Nevada Care Connection."

Weiss also received a grant of $50,000 from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services for "Elders Count Nevada." He and Tracy Veach, associate director for research at the Sanford Center, in collaboration with the School of Medicine, received a grant of $883,858 from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health for development of an "Aging Research and Education Facility."

Mary Brock, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program within the Sanford Center for Aging, and Sina Ward, senior outreach coordinator in the Sanford Center, received an Independent Living Grant of $68,975 from the State of Nevada Division of Aging Services for "Senior Outreach Services."

Brock and Zanny Marsh, former community outreach officer of the Sanford Center, received grants of $36,000 from the State of Nevada Division of Aging Services and $132,538 from the Corporation for National and Community Service for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

The Sanford Center for Aging awarded grants of the following amounts to University faculty:

$24,423 to Jeanne Hilton, professor of human development and family studies; Karen Kopera-Frye, associate professor of human development and family studies; and Paul Devereux,associate professor of public health, for "Psychosocial Factors Contributing to the Health and Successful Aging of Latino Elders."

$20,000 to Shelley Von Berg, assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology; Dennis Uken, assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology; Thomas Watterson, professor and chair of speech pathology and audiology; and Stephen McFarlane, temporary faculty in speech pathology and audiology, for "DECtalk and VeriVox: Intelligibility, Rate and Preference Differences for Four Listener Groups."

$24,500 to Sang Don Koh, associate professor of physiology and cell biology; Fiona Britton, research assistant professor of physiology and cell biology; Christine Cremo, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; William Gerthoffer, professor of pharmacology; and Elizabeth Beckett, postdoctoral scholar of physiology and cell biology, for "Regulation of K+ and Ca2+ Channel Gene Expression in the Colon by Female Steroid Hormones."

$20,000 to Michael Webster, professor of psychology; George Bebis, associate professor of computer science and engineering; Mark Wessinger, assistant professor of psychology; and Michael Crognale, professor of psychology, for "Adaptation and Aging in the Human Visual System."

$24,500 to Christopher S. von Bartheld, professor of physiology and cell biology; John Peacock, professor of internal medicine; and William Hatton, research assistant professor of pharmacology, for "Calibration of Methods for Counting Cells in the Aging Human Brain."

$24,500 to Wei Yan, assistant professor of physiology and cell biology; Dayue Duan, associate professor of pharmacology; and Tamas Ordog, assistant professor of physiology and cell biology, for "Exploring Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Rejuvenate the Aging Testis."


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