Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #603 -- September 1, 2011

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar.html

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I. Data:

1. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATES: "Medicare Enrollment," (2010 Edition, Tables 2.1-2.8, .zip compressed Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

https://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1239899

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2. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data files (August 2011, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

- MEPS HC-126H: 2009 Home Health File (Preliminary)

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-126H

- MEPS HC-126G: 2009 Office-Based Medical Provider Visits File (Preliminary)

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-126G

- MEPS HC-126F: 2009 Outpatient Visits File (Preliminary)

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-126F

- MEPS HC-126E: 2009 Emergency Room Visits File (Preliminary)

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-126E

- MEPS HC-126D: 2009 Hospital Inpatient Stays File (Preliminary)

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-126D

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II. Reports and articles:

3. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT, TESTIMONY:

A. "Medicare Integrity Program: CMS Used Increased Funding for New Activities but Could Improve Measurement of Program Effectiveness," (GAO-11-592, July 2011, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-592

B. "Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Plans Face Challenges When Investing in Hedge Funds and Private Equity," by Barbara Bovbjerg, Managing Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, before the U.S. Department of Labor's Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (GAO-11-901SP, August 2011, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-901SP

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4. US BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS REPORT: "National Compensation Survey: Health and Retirement Plan Provisions in Private Industry in the United States, 2010," (Bulletin 2770, August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 167p.).

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/detailedprovisions/2010/home.htm

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5. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT: "Deaths: Leading Causes for 2007," by Melonie Heron (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 59, No. 8, August 2011, .pdf format, 95p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_08.pdf

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6. US CENSUS BUREAU FACTS FOR FEATURES: "Grandparents Day 2011: Sept. 11" (CB11-FF.17, Aug. 26, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff17.html

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7. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING NEWSLETTER: AoA eNewsletter (August 29, 2011, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Press_Room/Enews/index.aspx

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8. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORTS:

A. "Residential aged care in Australia 2009-10: a statistical overview," (August 2011, .pdf and Rich-text format, 192p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419861

B. "Aged care packages in the community 2009-10: a statistical overview," (August 2011, .pdf format, 132p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419860

C. "Pathways in aged care: do people follow recommendations?" (August 2011, .pdf and Rich-text format, 28p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419871

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9. JAPANESE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, LABOUR, AND WELFARE DATA TABLES: "Abridged Life Tables for Japan 2010," (August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.).

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-hw/lifetb10/index.html

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10. UK OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICAL BULLETIN: "Deaths involving Clostridium difficile: England and Wales, 2006 to 2010," (August 2011, .pdf and Excel format, 13p.).

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/subnational-health2/deaths-involving-clostridium-difficile/2006-to-2010/statistical-bulletin-download.pdf

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11. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTRE [UK] REPORT: "Women and Dementia - Not forgotten," (August 2011, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/record.jsp?type=publication&ID=99

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12. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTRE GLOBAL ALLIANCE REPORT: "A Profile of Older Men and Older Women in Singapore 2011," (August 2011, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.ilc-alliance.org/book/profile-older-men-and-older-women-singapore-2011.html

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13. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE PERIODICAL, ISSUE BRIEF:

A. EBRI Notes (Vol. 32, No. 8, August 2011, .pdf format, 7p.). The articles in this issue are "The Impact of Repealing PPACA on Savings Needed for Health Expenses for Persons Eligible for Medicare," by Paul Fronstin, Dallas Salisbury, and Jack VanDerhei; and, "The Importance of Defined Benefit Plans for Retirement Income Adequacy," by Jack VanDerhei.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4872

B. "Target-Date Fund Use in 401(k) Plans and the Persistence of Their Use, 2007-2009," by Craig Copeland (Issue Brief No. 361, August 2011, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=4871

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14. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION ISSUE BRIEF: "The Budget Control of 2011: Implications for Medicare," (September 2011, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/8216.cfm

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15. AARP REPORTS:

A. "Food Insecurity among Older Adults," by James P. Ziliak and Craig Gundersen (August 2011, .pdf format, 154p.).

http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/info-2011/Foundation_2011_Hunger_Research.html

B. "Housing for Older Adults: The Impacts of the Recession," by Rodney Harrell (September 2011, .pdf format, 558p.).

http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/housing/info-09-2011/insight-53.html

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16. EDWARD R. ROYBAL INSTITUTE ON AGING [UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA] POLICY BRIEF: "How Low-Income Minorities Get By in Retirement: Poverty Levels and Income Source," by Zachary D. Gassoumis, Karen D. Lincoln and William A. Vega (August 2011, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://roybal.usc.edu/publications/roybalpubs.html

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17. PEW INTERNET AND AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT REPORT: "65% of online adults use social networking sites," by Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr (August 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 14p.).

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Social-Networking-Sites.aspx

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18. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving Policy Digest (Vol. 11, No. 16, Aug. 31, 2011).

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=467

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19. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "C terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein (CHIP)-mediated degradation of hippocampal estrogen receptor-{alpha} and the critical period hypothesis of estrogen neuroprotection," by Quan-guang Zhang, Dong Han, Rui-min Wang, Yan Dong, Fang Yang, Ratna K. Vadlamudi, and Darrell W. Brann (Vol. 108, No. 35, August 30, 2011, p. E617-E624).

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/35/E617.abstract

B. "Age-related changes in the plasticity and toughness of human cortical bone at multiple length scales," by Elizabeth A. Zimmermann, Eric Schaible, Hrishikesh Bale, Holly D. Barth, Simon Y. Tang, Peter Reichert, Bjoern Busse, Tamara Alliston, Joel W. Ager, III, and Robert O. Ritchie (Vol. 108, No. 35, August 30, 2011, p. 14416-14421).

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/35/14416.abstract?etoc

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20. NATURE LETTER ABSTRACTS:

A. "The ageing systemic milieu negatively regulates neurogenesis and cognitive function," by Saul A. Villeda, Jian Luo, Kira I. Mosher, Bende Zou, Markus Britschgi, Gregor Bieri, Trisha M. Stan, Nina Fainberg, Zhaoqing Ding, Alexander Eggel, Kurt M. Lucin, Eva Czirr, Jeong-Soo Park, Sebastien Couillard-Despres, Ludwig Aigner, Ge Li, Elaine R. Peskind, Jeffrey A. Kaye, Joseph F. Quinn, Douglas R. Galasko, Xinmin S. Xie, Thomas A. Rando & Tony Wyss-Coray (Vol. 477, No. 7362, September 1, 2011, p. 90-94).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v477/n7362/abs/nature10357.html

B. "{alpha}-Synuclein occurs physiologically as a helically folded tetramer that resists aggregation," by Tim Bartels, Joanna G. Choi, & Dennis J. Selkoe (Vol. 477, No. 7362, September 1, 2011, p. 107-110).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v477/n7362/abs/nature10324.html

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21. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE BRIEF COMMUNICATION ABSTRACT: "Presenilin 1 regulates homeostatic synaptic scaling through Akt signaling," by Kara G. Pratt, Eric C. Zimmerman, David G. Cook, and Jane M. Sullivan (Vol. 14, No. 9, September 2011, p. 1112-1114).

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v14/n9/abs/nn.2893.html

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22. LANCET ONCOLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Long-term quality-of-life outcomes after radical prostatectomy or watchful waiting: the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group-4 randomised trial," by Eva Johansson, Gunnar Steineck, Lars Holmberg, Jan-Erik Johansson, Tommy Nyberg, Mirja Ruutu, and Anna Bill-Axelson, for the SPCG-4 Investigators (Vol. 12, No. 9, September 2011, p. 891-899).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045%2811%2970162-0/abstract

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23. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLES:

A. "Direct Observation of Single Amyloid-{beta}(1-40) Oligomers on Live Cells: Binding and Growth at Physiological Concentrations," by Robin D. Johnson, Joseph A. Schauerte, Kathleen C. Wisser, Ari Gafni, and Duncan G. Steel (PLoS ONE 6(8): e23970. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023970, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0023970

B. "MEF2C Enhances Dopaminergic Neuron Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in a Parkinsonian Rat Model," by Eun-Gyung Cho, Jeffrey D. Zaremba, Scott R. McKercher, Maria Talantova, Shichun Tu, Eliezer Masliah, Shing Fai Chan, Nobuki Nakanishi, Alexey Terskikh, and Stuart A. Lipton (PLoS ONE 6(8): e24027. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024027, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0024027

C. "Sodium/myo-Inositol Transporters: Substrate Transport Requirements and Regional Brain Expression in the TgCRND8 Mouse Model of Amyloid Pathology," by Daniela Fenili, Ying-Qi Weng, Isabelle Aubert, Mark Nitz, and JoAnne McLaurin (PLoS ONE 6(8): e24032. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024032, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0024032

D. "Reduction of Femoral Fractures in Long-Term Care Facilities: The Bavarian Fracture Prevention Study," by Clemens Becker, Ian D. Cameron, Jochen Klenk, Ulrich Lindemann, Sven Heinrich, Hans-Helmut Konig, and Kilian Rapp (PLoS ONE 6(8): e24311. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024311, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0024311

E. "An Exploratory Study on CLU, CR1 and PICALM and Parkinson Disease," by Jianjun Gao, Xuemei Huang, YikYung Park, Albert Hollenbeck, and Honglei Chen (PLoS ONE 6(8): e24211. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024211, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0024211

F. "Allopregnanolone Promotes Regeneration and Reduces {beta}-Amyloid Burden in a Preclinical Model of Alzheimer's Disease," by Shuhua Chen, Jun Ming Wang, Ronald W. Irwin, Jia Yao, Lifei Liu, and Roberta Diaz Brinton (PLoS ONE 6(8): e24293. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024293, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0024293

G. "Amyloid Triggers Extensive Cerebral Angiogenesis Causing Blood Brain Barrier Permeability and Hypervascularity in Alzheimer's Disease," by Kaan E. Biron, Dara L. Dickstein, Rayshad Gopaul, and Wilfred A. Jefferies (PLoS ONE 6(8): e23789. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023789, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0023789

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24. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) MEDICINE ARTICLE: "Changes in Drug Utilization during a Gap in Insurance Coverage: An Examination of the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap," by Jennifer M. Polinski, William H. Shrank, Haiden A. Huskamp, Robert J. Glynn, Joshua N. Liberman, and Sebastian Schneeweiss (PLoS Med 8(8): e1001075. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001075, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001075

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III. Working Papers:

25. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER: "The Effects of Changes in Women's Labor Market Attachment on Redistribution Under the Social Security Benefit Formula," by Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier and Nahid Tabatabai (WP 2011-248, August 2011, .pdf format, 40p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=775

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26. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions," by John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Katherine L. Milkman (w17345, August 2011, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

We measure how receiving information about coworkers' savings behavior affects recipients' savings choices. Employees of a large company who were not participating in or contributing little to the company's retirement savings plan were sent a simplified enrollment or contribution rate increase form. A randomized subset of forms included information on the fraction of coworkers either participating in or contributing at least 6% of pay to the plan. We find that peer information increased savings of non-unionized recipients but decreased savings of unionized recipients. Our results highlight the possibilities and limitations of peer information interventions.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w17345

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27. RAND CORPORATION: "Living Arrangements of the Elderly in China: Evidence from CHARLS," by John Strauss (WR866, July 2011, .pdf format, 36p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR866.html

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28. INSTITUTE OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE [UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER]:

A. "Gender, Pensions, and Social Wellbeing in Rural South Africa," by Enid Schatz, Xavier Gomez-Oliv Margaret Ralston, Jane Menken and Stephen Tollman (POP2011-06, August 2011, .pdf format, 21p.).

Abstract:

We explore relationships of sex and age to measures of social wellbeing among persons age 50+ in an area of rural South Africa with a double burden of disease-high HIV-prevalence and an emerging non-communicable disease epidemic among older adults. In addition, the area has high levels of unemployment and poverty. Elders usually have fewer financial resources on which they and their kin can rely; however, a means-tested non-contributory pension was, at the time of data collection, available to women over 60 and men over 65. Using WHO-INDEPTH Study of Global Ageing and Adult Health (WHO-SAGE) survey data from the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), we explore the mediating effects of pensions on multiple social wellbeing indicators. We find that, overall, women report poorer wellbeing. However, they have a 'honeymoon' period at ages 60-64, the first years of pension-eligibility, in which they report lower levels of worry and sadness, and higher overall happiness, life satisfaction, and quality of life as compared to younger and older women. For men, in contrast, wellbeing drops at ages 60-64, but then a similar but not as prominent pattern of favorable reports at ages 65-69, their early years of pension receipt, occurs, followed by a decline at ages 70-74. Thus, while pensions may continue to enhance financial wellbeing, our results suggest that their effect on social wellbeing may be gendered and transitory. Further research is needed to improve understanding of these dynamics.

http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/pubs/pop/pop2011-0006.pdf

B. "How Does Adult Child Migration Affect the Health of Elderly Parents Left Behind? Evidence from Mexico," by Francisca Antman (POP2011-09, August 2011, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

This paper considers whether the health of elderly parents is adversely affected by the international migration of their children. Estimation of a causal effect is complicated by the fact that children may migrate in response to a parent's health status and there may be other unobserved factors influencing both parental health and child migration. I address this endogeneity problem by using instrumental variables methods where I instrument for having a child in the U.S. with the sex and married ratios of the children of the elderly respondents. To ensure the instruments are not influencing elderly health directly, I include children's contributions to their parents in the analysis. I also perform falsification tests which support the view that the causal mechanism is operating through children's migration. Overall, the evidence suggests that having a child migrate to the U.S. raises the probability that the elderly parent in Mexico will be in poor physical health. I conclude by exploring the possibility that the deleterious effects of children's migration on mental health are driving this relationship.

http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/pubs/pop/pop2011-0009.pdf

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IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

29. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 19, No. 9, September 2011).

http://journals.lww.com/ajgponline/pages/currenttoc.aspx

30. International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 23, No. 8, October 2011).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=23&issueId=08&iid=8364200

31. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 19, No. 4, October 2011).

http://journals.humankinetics.com/japa-current-issue

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32. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of August 29, 2011:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ost.htm

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of August 29, 2011:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ad.htm

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of August 29, 2011:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/pd.htm

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of August 29, 2011:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/prc.htm

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of August 29, 2011:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/stc.htm

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of August 29, 2011:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/eye.htm

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

http://www.amedeo.com/index.htm

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V. Funding Opportunities:

33. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: "Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) and Coordinating Center (P30)" (RFA-AG-12-012, reissue of RFA-AG-07-005, application deadline is Nov. 9, 2011, National Institute on Aging). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-12-012.html

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34. AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING AWARDS:

A. "Graduate Student Research Award, 2012" (deadline is October 12, 2011). "The graduate student research award is given to spur academic and clinical interest in the field of aging, and rewards the best unpublished graduate research paper on a completed project relevant to aging and applicable to practice."

http://www.asaging.org/graduate-student-award

B. "Metlife MindAlert Award, 2012 (deadline is October 15, 2011). "The ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Award program recognizes innovative mental fitness programs for older adults developed by nonprofit organizations."

http://www.asaging.org/mindalert-award2

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35. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Sept. 1, 2011.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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VI. Legislation Information Updates:

36. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATION: "Securities Lending in Retirement Plans: Why The Banks Win, Even When You Lose," a hearing held March 16, 2011 (S. Hrg. 112-62, .pdf and ASCII text format, 187p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_senate_hearings&docid=f:67300.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_senate_hearings&docid=f:67300.wais.pdf

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Charlie

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