Successful Aging Synergy Meeting
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 1:00PM – 2:30 PM
CTSC Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor
The CTSC-sponsored Synergy meetings are designed to enhance UNM's translational mission. The series will bring together basic, clinical and translational researchers, and shared resource directors to advance projects from bench to bedside and to promote the application of UNM technology to clinical and translational investigations. The next Synergy meeting will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the CTSC Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor featuring lead conveners of the UNM Grand Challenge-selected proposal: Successful Aging. Through this Grand Challenge, UNM will leverage research and resources to shift the threshold of functional status at which a person can remain independent, allowing individuals to have the resources to age in place. To reach this goal, UNM will: engage senior residents in community activities to expand programs & services for vulnerable populations; support independent living (age in place); create lifelong education opportunities; address quality of life disparities; innovate in basic science and technology to support senior safety and autonomy; and improve effectiveness to promote healthy aging in our state. Wednesday’s meeting will feature a presentation from Lead Convener: Janice Knoefel, MD. Professor, Internal Medicine, Neurology, School of Medicine.