Aging Research

Crittenden featured in ‘Maine Calling’ episode on the benefits of walking

Jennifer Crittenden, the associate director of the University of Maine Center on Aging and an assistant professor of social work, was featured as a “VIP Caller” on an episode of “Maine Calling,” a radio show produced by Maine Public. The episode highlighted the benefits of walking, such as for mental and physical health, exploring new […]

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Butler named 2024 UMaine Distinguished Professor 

A long-time educator and leader in social work, whose research and advocacy influenced state and federal policy, has been named the 2024 Distinguished Maine Professor, the University of Maine’s most prestigious faculty accolade. Sandra Butler, professor and director of the School of Social Work, will be honored at the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner and Celebration, […]

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Center on Aging director hosting talk on common age-related challenges

University of Maine’s Institute of Medicine and Center on Aging is hosting an event to create conversation around aging and address how research can help with common age-related challenges. Director of the Center on Aging and professor of social work Lenard Kaye will present “Aging Well in the Pine Tree State: Lessons Learned from the […]

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UMaine aging researchers pen op-ed for BDN

Len Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging; Patricia Oh, senior program manager for the center; and Karen Campbell, coordinator for the center’s Lifelong Communities Program, wrote an op-ed for the Bangor Daily News titled “Keeping Maine an age-friendly state.” Kaye is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars […]

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State’s research community to gather at UMaine’s second annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine announced that it is hosting the second annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering from Oct. 25–27. Events will take place at a variety of locations on the university’s flagship campus in Orono. Partner organizations participating in the symposium include The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), MDI Biological Laboratory, MaineHealth, Northern Light Health, the […]

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Maine Council on Aging recognizes Singer and Oh

The Maine Council on Aging announced that Clifford Singer, research professor at the University of Maine, has received the 2023 Trailblazing Advocate Award, and Patricia Oh, senior program manager at the UMaine Center on Aging, received the Douglas O. Wilson Rising Tide Leadership Award.  The 2023 Trailblazing Advocate Award recognizes the sustained contributions of trailblazers […]

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