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Gerontology News from the College of Human Sciences

Carl Weems to lead human development and family studies at Iowa State University
Carl Weems, a scholar and leader in psychopathology and mental health, will take the helm of human development and family studies at Iowa State University, effective July 1.
Iowa State researchers urge rural states to prepare for aging
Older adults living in rural states are at risk of lacking access to the resources they need, according to a new study led by Iowa State University.
Nearly $2 million grant to aid Iowa State study tracking evolution of couples into later adulthood
An assistant professor in human development and family studies received a $1.9 million grant to study later adulthood.
Anonymous donors establish endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Human Sciences
Pamela White is the inaugural holder of the new dean's chair, which allows her unrestricted use of earnings to advance the college’s priorities.
  Iowa State partnership to improve awareness and access to dementia services
Iowa State is partnering with the Iowa Department on Aging and the Iowa Alzheimer’s Association to improve access to dementia-capable services. ISU gerontology program director Jennifer Margrett says the partnership will help shore up gaps in services.
Iowa State adds graduate degrees in gerontology
Iowa State University now offers on-campus, interdepartmental master’s and doctoral degrees in gerontology, the study of adult development and healthy aging.
Iowa State partnership helps address needs of an aging population
College of Human Sciences researchers are among those working with Northcrest Community to provide older adults with options to maintain their lifestyle.
ISU researchers use video games to bridge generational gap and get older adults moving
Iowa State professors developed the "Living well through Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise" program, which uses video games to get older adults moving.
Iowa State students help older adults get active
Students in an Iowa State University kinesiology course will help with assessments during Active Aging Week, in an effort to encourage people to be more active and see the benefits of exercise.
Gilligan studies relationships between parents and adult children
Megan Gilligan is a new assistant professor in human development and family studies. Her research focuses on relationships between parents and adult children.