Featured this week: Dr. Bei Wu – Dr. George F. Michel – Dr. Linda Buettner – Dr. Leandra Bedini – With the Staff
Dr. Bei Wu (Gerontology Program) willl be the featured speaker at the annual Research Convocation of the The West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown, WVa., on Oct. 18. Her presentation, “Oral Health Disparities in Older Americans,” is co-sponsored by the Mesaros Lectureship. Previously Associate Professor in the Center on Aging and in the Department of Community Medicine at West Virginia University, Wu also served as Clinical Associate Professor in the WVU School of Dentistry. She is extensively involved in international research, holds Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow positions in three academic institutions in China, and is Co-investigator of a NIH/NIA funded project examining the influence of cultural beliefs and values on the dementia caregiving experience and care-seeking modalities. Wu is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).
Dr. George F. Michel (Psychology) presented an invited address titled “Why research on gene-environment interaction does not answer developmental questions” at the 13th Annual International Institute on Developmental Science held at the Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University, New York, NY, in September, 2010.
Dr. Linda Buettner (Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality Management) has received this year’s American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Presidential Award for her national contribution to the profession and her lifetime of advocacy for Geriatric Recreation Therapy in and out of the discipline. She is the only ATRA member to receive this award three times.
Dr. Leandra Bedini (Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality Management) has received the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Distinguished Fellow Award. This is the highest honor that ATRA has to offer. She has been recognized in North Carolina as an Outstanding Educator in Therapeutic Recreation.
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