The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Calendar of Events features the following educational events, intended for clinicians, trainees and scientists:
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health provides this annual forum for professionals to share the most current information in geriatrics and gerontology from a multidisciplinary perspective. During three days of educational sessions, lectures and workshops, participants choose from topics on clinical issues, policy, technology, management, wellness, housing, healthcare, and service. The Summer Series on Aging provides innovative and practical information for professionals in service provision, nursing, social work, home health, recreation, pharmacy, case management, nutrition, law, religion, medicine, state and regional aging planning, senior centers, physical and occupational therapy, education and other professions in the field.
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging provides a unique and exciting opportunity for graduate and postgraduate students. The Center’s faculty participates in several educational programs. From 2000 to 2008, 90 postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, or visiting faculty have been trained and/or mentored by SBCoA faculty.
If you are interested in potentially working in a Center laboratory, please see the links below:
The Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) program provides exposure to cellular and molecular concepts in the biomedical sciences, development of interdisciplinary approaches necessary for innovative research, and flexibility in choosing a research emphasis among 186 faculty in seven departments. The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has many faculty members that participate in this program.
Students interested in a career as an independent physician-scientist and leader in academic medicine should apply through the MD/PhD program.
Many laboratories and clinics at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are recruiting postdoctoral candidates. UK offers an excellent postdoctoral career and mentorship as described here.
Current postdoctoral and faculty openings/positions are posted on the University of Kentucky's job site or visit our faculty homepages.
In collaboration with UK’s College of Medicine, we offer a geriatric selective to first year medical students. This medical education program is designed to offer students the opportunity for one-on-one interaction with our cognitively intact control UK-ADC participants.
A variety of educational initiatives are offered to target audiences that include social workers, nurses, and physicians. UK’s Ohio Valley Appalachian Geriatric Education Center (OVAR-GEC) is an important link in keeping its Appalachian service area, including Kentucky, educated about geriatric health issues. OVAR-GEC is a consortium of the Universities of Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati and East Tennessee. The GEC serves 117 counties that are designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas and remains an active partner with SBCoA in developing and delivering programs to targeted professional audiences.
The UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, UK-ADC, the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Alzheimer’s Association, and the Kentucky Telecare Network join with other Kentucky health care organizations to present educational programs.
Healthcare providers/students can participate in educational programs broadcast from anywhere in the world, just as if they were in the room with the speaker.
Patients can access specialized medical education programming from the convenience of their community healthcare facility.
Virtual support groups for Alzheimer’s patients and MS patients are also available to bring family caregivers together to meet with medical experts and share with others who understand.