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UHD Co-Sponsors Symposium on Geriatrics

By: Mary Ann Cozza

UHD is partnering with San Jacinto College and Galena Park ISD to host the first annual Symposium on Gerontology – Geriatrics Awareness and Education from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at San Jacinto College North Campus.

Several UHD faculty members will present lectures during the event’s breakout sessions. They include:

  • Greg Getz, professor of sociology, “Bio-Psycho-Social Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease”  and “Conceptualizing the Gerontology Waterfront: Where do we go from here?”
  • Dawn McCarty, assistant professor of social work, “Immigration Status, Family Instability & Growing Old: A Triple Threat for Day Laborers in the United States”
  • Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of philosophy, “Aging & Ethics”
  • Jerry Johnson, associate professor of biology, “Neutrite Sprouting in the Aging Retina: Implications for Age-Related Vision Loss”
  • David Branham, Sr., associate professor of political science, “Baby Boomers in the 21st Century: Evolving Alliances and New Coalitions”
  • Heather Goltz, assistant professor of social work, “Health, Aging & Sexuality”

Seats are limited and registration is required. The cost is $20 for professionals and free for students. Email geri.symposium@sjcd.edu for more information or call 281-998-6150 x7341.

View the symposium flier and agenda here.

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