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InCHIP Lecture: Richard Fortinsky

Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 14

InCHIP Lecture Series, Spring 2017

"Testing In-Home Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes for Older Adults with Cognitive Vulnerability and their Families"

Richard Fortinsky, PhD

- Professor and Health Net, Inc. Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine and Center on Aging, School of Medicine, UConn Health

***Lecture Location***

Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see:


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*** About the Speaker ***

Richard H. Fortinsky, PhD, is a professor at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Medicine, where he is a core faculty member at the UConn Center on Aging and holds the Health Net, Inc. Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology. He also holds a secondary academic appointment at the UConn School of Nursing. Dr. Fortinsky works with colleagues from a wide range of clinical, social, and behavioral science disciplines, as well as with numerous community-based partners, to design and carry out studies with the goals of improving care and maximizing health and independent living for older adults and their families. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters, and serves on editorial boards of several journals in the aging field. Dr. Fortinsky presently serves as principal investigator for large randomized trials funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute designed to test in-home, team-based interventions targeting older adults with dementia, depression and a history of delirium and their families. Dr. Fortinsky received his doctoral degree in Sociology in 1984 from Brown University, specializing in medical sociology and gerontology.

***Web Stream***

LIVE: The InCHIP Lectures Series can be viewed via a live web stream by clicking on the webcast "play button" for the selected talk. ARCHIVED: If you missed the live webcast, use the same button to access the archived video, available by the afternoon of the next business day.

***About the InCHIP Lecture Series***

The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers -- at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond -- to learn about new work, late-breaking findings, and emerging trends from leading figures in health behavior and health behavior change.

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