USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                           February 15 - 21, 2016

George Rebok to Speak as Part of the 2016 Distinguished Lectureship in Aging

CommuniqueGeorge Rebok, PhD, will present "Do Cognitive Workouts Work for Older Adults" on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:30 am in the College of Public Health Auditorium 1023-A. Dr. George Rebok is a Professor in the Department of Mental Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and holds joint faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and in the Center on Aging and Health, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, and Center for Injury Research and Policy. He has over 35 years of experience in life-course developmental research, prevention science, and cognitive aging. Dr. Rebok has served as PI of the NIA/NINR-funded ACTIVE trial and the NIA-funded Baltimore Experience CorpsĀ® trial. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the American Institutes for Research.

Graduation with Distinction Nominations Due Soon

Students who do not meet traditional academic honors graduation criteria, but who still deserve some form of official recognition may be nominated to graduate with distinction. Guidelines for nominating such a student are available here. Nominations are due by Monday, February 29th, 2016.
SAS Postdoctoral Fellow Candidate Presentation
Title: "Aging and Decision Processes in Technology Adoption"
Candidate: Ryan Best (FSU)
Date: Friday, February 19, 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Atrium Lobby
ABA Thesis Proposal Defense
Title: "Evaluating Video Modeling to Teach Caregivers to Conduct Paired Stimulus Preference"
Student: Cristina Andersen
Date: Monday, February 22, 2016
Time: 9:00am
Location: MHC 2324
CBCS In the News

Petaluma couple's violent deaths a contrast with long, loving relationship
The Press-Democrat
Of an average 1,500 to 2,500 homicide-suicides that occur in a given year, as many as 700 involve people age 55 and older, according to Donna Cohen, head of the university's violence and injury prevention program. Cohen has been tracking such deaths since 1992 and is also an expert in geriatric mental health.

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