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Gerontology News from the College of Human Sciences

ISU gerontology program carries out goal of the Older Americans Act
In the 50th year of the Older Americans Act, Iowa State’s gerontology program helps older adults age actively by preparing communities for lifespan issues.
Mothers give more than they receive when family struck by major illness
Mothers provide more support to adult children with a serious health condition than to their other children — a situation that can put older mothers in a vulnerable position.
New HDFS chair aims to cultivate department’s name-brand recognition
Carl Weems is the new professor and chair of human development and family studies. He's a developmental scientist and psychologist who applies science to real-world problems.
Iowa State alumni advocate for older adults
Iowa State University human development and family studies alumni are advocating for older adults and educating a workforce to help meet their needs.
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.