Celebration of Scholars in Aging

Sanford Center for Aging

Sanford Director Peter Reed conducting the Zoom Scholars In Aging Celebration for 2021

Sanford Director Peter Reed leads the Celebration of Scholars In Aging via Zoom teleconference on April 29, 2021.

VIEW THE 2021 CELEBRATION!

The Zoom recording is available here: https://tinyurl.com/gap-scholars-2021. If you want to see accurate captions on the video, click the Closed Caption ("CC") tool at the lower right of the video and choose "Audio Transcript."

The GAP's 2021 Celebration of Scholars in Aging was held Thursday, April 29. Our theme was "Enlightening Moments: Growing in Our Humanity Together."

Celebration of Scholars in Aging is the Sanford Center's annual event recognizing the academic year's Gerontology Academic Program graduates, scholarship recipients, geriatric fellows and ICECAP Certificate awardees. We also honored the year's Outstanding Service Learning Partner, the Aphasia Center of Nevada.

For information about the GAP or the Scholars In Aging Celebration, please call or email (775) 784-6824 or gap@unr.edu

THE 2021 CELEBRATION AT A GLANCE:

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Peter Reed, PhD, Director, Sanford Center for Aging

Thomas Schwenk, MD, Dean, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine

SPEAKERS

Casey Acklin, Program Coordinator; Dementia Engagement, Education, and Research (DEER) Program; Community Health Sciences: "Enlightening Moments: Growing in Our Humanity Together"

Heather Rose Rirao Gonzales, Gerontology Academic Program Graduate: "My Gerontological Journey"

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Peter Reed, PhD, Director, Sanford Center for Aging

  • Gerontology Academic Program Minors/Certificates
  • Scholarships
  • Outstanding Service Learning Partner Award
  • Geriatric Medicine Fellows
  • Certificates in Interprofessional Geriatrics Care
  • Introduction of Theresa Skaar, PhD, new Director of the Gerontology Academic Program

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This year's honorees

GRADUATING WITH A MINOR IN GERONTOLOGY:

May 2021

  • Sierra Morrow*
  • Charissa Alo
  • Arianna Tomasello*
  • Rana Kheir*

December 2020

  • Cyrus Bailey
  • Jordan Eddy
  • Joyce Esparza Gomez*
  • Aubrey Roman
  • Selena Campana*
  • Heather Rose Gonzales*
  • Breanna Ward


Summer 2020

  • Giana Azizeh

GRADUATING WITH A CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY:

May 2021

  • Sierra Morrow*
  • Arianna Tomasello*

December 2020

  • Cyrus Bailey
  • Jordan Eddy
  • Joyce Esparza Gomez*
  • Aubrey Roman
  • Selena Campana*
  • Heather Rose Gonzales*


* Beta Phi Chapter, Sigma Phi Omega National Honor Society in Gerontology

SCHOLARSHIPS

2020-2021 AWARD YEAR

Sanford Center for Aging Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Delilah Alquetra
  • ​Rebecca Paulson

Five Star Residents Scholarship

  • Ciara Hornbarger

Dianne Winne, MD Memorial Scholarship

  • Jerolyn Palacios

2021-2022 AWARD YEAR

Sanford Center for Aging Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Brennan Pott
  • Priscilla Chan

Five Star Residents Scholarship

  • Bailey Vollmer

Dianne Winne, MD Memorial Scholarship

  • Kamran Butt

OUTSTANDING SERVICE LEARNING PARTNER

  • Aphasia Center of Nevada

GERIATRIC MEDICINE FELLOWS

  • Amr Alkasir, MD
  • Farah Alsaati, MD
  • Brian Nguyen, DO

ICECAP* CERTIFICATES 

(*Improving Care of Elders through Community and Academic Partnerships)

Cohort 1 (2019-2020)

  • David Baker
  • Leslie Baker
  • James Balmut
  • Autumn Blattman
  • Jenn Christensen
  • Donna Cude-Islas
  • Frances Dacquisto Sloan
  • Jennifer Finley
  • Jane Fisher
  • Kaitlyn Geddes
  • Jennifer Harrington
  • Leah Leonard-Steckline
  • Kelley Macmillan
  • Brenda Peer
  • Steven Phillips
  • Peter Reed
  • Krysta Snyder
  • April Steward
  • Patricia Swager
  • Jennifer Unruh
  • Nikki Vega
  • Dolores Ward Cox
  • Whitney Wright

Special Thanks To:

INTERDISCIPLINARY GERONTOLOGY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE 2020-2021

  • Linda Anngela-Cole, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
  • Awadis Arslan, Research Scientist, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Theresa Bren Skaar, Director, Gerontology Academic Program
  • Jennifer Carson, Program Director, Dementia Engagement, Education and Research, Community Health Sciences
  • Vania Carter-Strauss, Lecturer, Orvis School of Nursing
  • Donnie Curtis, Librarian IV/Director Research Services, Special Collections
  • William Eubank, Associate Professor, Political Science Department
  • Jean Jeon, Associate Professor, Marketing Department
  • Kelley Macmillan, Associate Director, Community and Social Services, Sanford Center for Aging
  • Colleen Murray, Professor, Sociology Department
  • Sung-Yeon Park, Professor, Community Health Sciences
  • Peter Reed, Director, Sanford Center for Aging
  • Judith Sugar, Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
  • Patricia Swager, Director, Nevada Geriatric Education Center, Sanford Center for Aging
  • Lisa Taylor, Assistant Professor, Nevada Cooperative Extension
  • Bridget Walsh, Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Human Development

SERVICE LEARNING PARTNERS 2020-2021

  • Alzheimer's Association - N. Nevada and N. California Chapter
  • Aphasia Center of Nevada
  • Chronic Disease Self Management Program
  • The Continuum
  • Dementia Friendly Nevada
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Fit & Strong!
  • N4 (Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada)
  • NEST Collaborative (Nevada Ensures Support Together)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Sanford Center for Aging Telehealth
  • Sanford Center for Aging Transportation Program
  • Senior Outreach Services
  • Seniors in Service
  • St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance