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Release: March 28, 2002

Fulmer to deliver lectures on aging April 10

            The University of Iowa Aging Studies Program, the UI Center on Aging and the UI College of Nursing Gerontology Area of Study in the College of Nursing will host public presentations by Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., on April 10 as she visits the UI campus as a 2001-2002 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor.

            UI students, faculty and staff and the public are invited to participate in the following events on April 10:

            10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -- Center on Aging Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, "Dyadic Vulnerability/Risk Profiling for Elder Neglect." The lecture will be held in Room 1117 of the Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility. For more information, contact Lori Benz at (319) 335-6546 or via email at

            3:30 - 5 p.m. -- Public lecture, "Elder Abuse and Neglect: A Public Health Issue in a Personal World." The lecture will be in the Triangle Ballroom at the Iowa Memorial Union. No R.S.V.P. is necessary. A reception will follow.

            Fulmer is a professor of nursing and interim head of the Division of Nursing at New York University. She also serves as co-director for the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for the Advancement of Geriatric Nursing Practice, as well as director of the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers.

            She received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston College. She has held academic appointments at the Boston College School of Nursing, the Harvard Division of Health Policy, the Yale School of Nursing, Columbia University, and she has been the Florence Seller Visiting Professor of Geriatric Nursing at Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing. Her current hospital appointment is with Mt. Sinai-NYU Health.

            The main focus of Fulmer's research has been on acute care of the elderly, specifically elder abuse and neglect. Her work on dyadic vulnerability and risk profiling for elder neglect has been supported by the National Institute on Aging in partnership with the National Institute of Nursing Research. She has written extensively and has published more than 90 research articles and 40 chapters. Two of her nine books, "Inadequate Care of the Elderly: Health Care Perspective on Abuse and Neglect" and "Critical Care Nursing of the Elderly," have received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards. Presently, she is working on a second edition of "Critical Care Nursing of the Elderly."

            Fulmer is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine. She has completed a Brookdale Fellowship and is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. In addition, she has served in many national leadership roles, including the 2001-2002 Panel on Elder Abuse and Neglect for the National Academy of Sciences.

            The Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorships Program was developed to honor the memory of Ida Beam, who donated her Benton County family farm to the UI in 1976. Her substantial gift has enabled the University to host hundreds of prominent scholars and scientists as they present public lectures and meet with faculty and students at the UI.