Gerontology Seminar with keynote speaker Rachel Pruchno, PhD: "Successful Aging: A New Spin on an Old Topic"
16-04-2019 15:00 16-04-2019 16:30 VUmc MF-A311

Gerontology Seminar with keynote speaker Rachel Pruchno, PhD

Successful Aging: A New Spin on an Old Topic

Rachel Pruchno, PhD, Director of Research, New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, Endowed Professor of Medicine, Rowan University

Dr. Pruchno is former Editor-in-Chief of The Gerontologist. She has published nearly 90 peer-reviewed articles, 10 book chapters, and an edited book.

In her presentation, Dr. Pruchno will discuss how the history of successful aging paved the way for her to conceptualize successful aging as a function of both objective and subjective criteria. She will highlight her research about successful aging, including longitudinal analyses focused on the effects that Hurricane Sandy had on successful aging, and suggest areas for future study.

Following the presentation, Dr. Pruchno will answer questions about publishing in GSA journals.

The seminar takes place after the reception following the PhD defense of Almar Kok: How tough times become good times: Studies on socioeconomic inequalities, resilience, and successful aging, starting 11.45 in the Aula of the VU. For more information, contact a.kok1@vumc.nl