WRITER: AMY LILLARD
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Nov. 4, 1999
Parkin Memorial Lecture on Aging to address nursing
home residents empowerment
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The impact of assisted living on
nursing homes will be the topic at an upcoming University of Iowa College
of Medicine lecture.
Philip D. Sloane, M.D., M.P.H., Elizabeth and Oscar
Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give the fourth annual Parkin Memorial Lecture
on Aging from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 8. The lecture will be held in Braley Auditorium,
room 01136 in the Pomerantz Family Pavilion at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Sloane, who is also co-director of the Program on
Aging, Disablement and Long-Term Care at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health
Services Research at North Carolina, has researched topics on aging including
Alzheimers disease, behavioral problems and residential care/assisted
living. He has been actively involved in the care of elderly persons and is
regarded as a leading physician in geriatric and family medicine.
Sloanes lecture, "New Developments in the
Care of Older Persons: Impact of Assisted Living on Nursing Homes," will
focus on how specific programs may empower nursing home residents and allow
them to obtain appropriate care without losing their dignity.
The lecture is one in an annual series named for Joe
L. Parkin, a Derby, Iowa, native and a UI student in 1943. Before Parkin died
in 1993, he was an executive for Bankers Life and Casualty Company in Chicago
and president of the Retirement Research Foundation, a private foundation
devoted to aging and retirement issues. The organization gives millions of
dollars every year in grants to support programs, research and public policy
studies to improve the lives of the elderly in America.
The Parkin Memorial Lecture on Aging was established
in 1996 with a $75,000 gift from the Retirement Research Foundation. The lectureship
focuses on developments in policy, practice and research that affect the elderly
with lectures given by guests from interdisciplinary fields.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Continuing
medical education credit is available. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged
to attend UI-sponsored events. If you are a person who requires an accommodation
in order to participate in this program, please call the UI Office of Continuing
Medical Education at (319) 335-8598.