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May 31, 2013

CAAR – Population Reference Bureau Blog Article – May 31, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:00 pm

“What Really Is My Life Expectancy?” by Carl Haub (Demographics Revealed blog, April 2013).

demographicsrevealed.org/2013/04/30/what-really-is-my-life-expectancy/

CAAR – New America Media Ethnic Elders Newsbeat – May 31, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:36 pm

“Since 2008 NAM has posted stories on just about every aspect of aging from the isolation and loneliness of Korean elders in Atlanta to Irish seniors finding community in New York, from Filipino World War II veterans in Seattle to Native Americans beating diabetes in the Upper Midwest. This archive of over 400 articles provide a broad spectrum of issues that ethnic communities need to know about our rapidly aging society.”

newamericamedia.org/news/elders/index.php

More information about NAM:

newamericamedia.org/about/

CAAR – Michigan Retirement Research Center Newsletter – May 31, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:35 pm

MRRC Newsletter (Vol. 13, No. 3, May 2013, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/newsletters/newsletter_item.cfm?NewsletterID=1019

CAAR – US Social Security Administration Report – May 31, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:18 pm

The 2013 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds,” (May 2013, .pdf format, 245p.).

www.ssa.gov/oact/tr/2013/index.html

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – May 31, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:17 pm

2013 Annual Report of The Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” (May 2013, .pdf format, 274p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/index.html?redirect=/reportstrustfunds/

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Compendium, Report – May 31, 2013

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A. Health, United States, 2012 (May 2013, .pdf format, 489p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm

B. “United States Life Tables Eliminating Certain Causes of Death, 1999-2001,” by Elizabeth Arias, Melonie Heron, and Betzaida Tejada-Vera (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 61, No. 9, May 2013, .pdf format, 128p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_09.pdf

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – May 31, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:15 pm

Medicare Imaging Accreditation: Establishing Minimum National Standards and an Oversight Framework Would Help Ensure Quality and Safety of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services,” (GAO-13-246, May 2013, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-246

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health – May 31, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 3:14 pm

Research Grants Using the Resources from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) (R01),” (PA-13-236, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadlines for applications are Feb. 5, June 5, and Oct. 5). The opportunity links to a companion opportunity: “Research Grants Using the Resources from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) (R21)” (PA-13-237, deadlines for applications are Feb. 16, June 16, and Oct. 16). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-236.html

 

CAAR – National Academy of Social Insurance Brief – May 31, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:12 pm

Social Security Finances: Findings of the 2013 Trustees Report,” by Elisa A. Walker, Virginia P. Reno, and Thomas N. Bethell (Brief No. 42, May 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.nasi.org/research/2013/social-security-finances-findings-2013-trustees-report

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Paper – May 31, 2013

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Mismeasurement of Pensions Before and After Retirement: The Mystery of the Disappearing Pensions with Implications for the Importance of Social Security as a Source of Retirement Support,” by Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier and Nahid Tabatabai (WP 2012-268, May 2013, .pdf format, 36p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=856

 

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – May 31, 2013

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A. “CNF1 Increases Brain Energy Level, Counteracts Neuroinflammatory Markers and Rescues Cognitive Deficits in a Murine Model of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Stefano Loizzo, Roberto Rimondini, Sara Travaglione, Alessia Fabbri, Marco Guidotti, Alberto Ferri, Gabriele Campana, and Carla Fiorentini (PLoS ONE 8(5): e65898. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065898, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0065898

B. “Altered Functional Connectivity in an Aged Rat Model of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: A Study Using Resting-State Functional MRI,” by Peng Xie, Tian Yu, Xiaoyun Fu, Ye Tu, Yan Zou, Su Lui, Xuna Zhao, Xiaoqi Huang, Graham J. Kemp, and Qiyong Gong (PLoS ONE 8(5): e64820. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064820, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0064820

C. “Increases in the Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Alterations of Cerebral {beta}-amyloid Metabolism in Mouse Model of Heart Failure,” by Xiaoqi Hong, Liping Bu, Yi Wang, Jing Xu, Jian Wu, Yufang Huang, Jie Liu, Haiyun Suo, Lumeng Yang, Yuncen Shi, Yi Lou, Zhengliang Sun, Guoqi Zhu, Thomas Behnisch, Mei Yu, Jianguo Jia, Wangxi Hai, Hongping Meng, Sheng Liang, Fang Huang, Yunzeng Zou, and Junbo Ge (PLoS ONE 8(5): e63829. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063829, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0063829

May 30, 2013

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics Reports – May 30, 2013

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A. “Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2010,” (May 2013, .pdf and Excel format, 455p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2010/index.html

B. “Congressional Statistics, December 2012,” (May 2013, .pdf and Excel format, 114p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2012/index.html

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Reports – May 30, 2013

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A. “Improvements Are Needed To Ensure Provider Enumeration and Medicare Enrollment Data Are Accurate, Complete, and Consistent,” (OEI 07-09-00440, May 2013, .pdf format, 41p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-09-00440.asp

B. “Medicare Could Save Millions by Implementing a Hospital Transfer Payment Policy for Early Discharges to Hospice Care,” (A-01-12-00507, May 2013, .pdf format, 14p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region1/11200507.asp

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Decision Memorandum – May 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:09 pm

National Coverage Analysis (NCA) for Aprepitant for Chemotherapy-Induced Emesis (CAG-00248R),” (May 29, 2013).

www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=264

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – May 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:09 pm

“Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Enrollment and Spending in the Early Retiree Reinsurance and Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan Programs,” (GAO-13-391, April 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-391

CAAR – US Administration on Aging Funding Opportunity – May 30, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:02 pm

Measuring the Value of Prevention within the SMP Program,” (HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-SH0-0059, .pdf format, 31p.). Deadline for applications is July 8, 2013.

acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/docs/2013/hhs-2013-acl-aoa-sh0-0059.pdf

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – May 30, 2013

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Chronic Inflammation and Age-related Disease (R01),” (PAR-13-233, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadlines Feb. 5, June 5, and Oct. 5).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-233.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – May 30, 2013

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A. “Linking Protective GAB2 Variants, Increased Cortical GAB2 Expression and Decreased Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology,” by Fanggeng Zou, Olivia Belbin, Minerva M. Carrasquillo, Oliver J. Culley, Talisha A. Hunter, Li Ma, Gina D. Bisceglio, Mariet Allen, Dennis W. Dickson, Neill R. Graff-Radford, Ronald C. Petersen, the Genetic and Environmental Risk for Alzheimer’s disease (GERAD1) Consortium, Kevin Morgan, and Steven G. Younkin (PLoS ONE 8(5): e64802. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064802, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0064802

B. “Comparison of Treatment Effect Estimates for Pharmacological Randomized Controlled Trials Enrolling Older Adults Only and Those including Adults: A Meta-Epidemiological Study,” by Valerie Seegers, Ludovic Trinquart, Isabelle Boutron, and Philippe Ravaud (PLoS ONE 8(5): e63677. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063677, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 5p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0063677

CAAR – International Longevity Centre [UK] Report – May 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:51 pm

Downsizing in later life and appropriate housing size across our lifetime,” by Dr. Dylan Kneale with Sally-Marie Bamford and David Sinclair (May 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/downsizing_in_later_life_and_appropriate_housing_size_across_our_lifetime

CAAR – Population Reference Bureau Newsletter – May 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:50 pm

Helping Americans Age in Place,” (May 2013, .pdf format, 9p.).

www.prb.org/Reports/2013/nia-aging-in-place.aspx

CAAR – Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care – May 30, 2013

Filed under: Conferences — Tags: — admin @ 3:46 pm

Pain Resource Nurse Course – Glendale, California (Sept. 10-12, 2013).

www.conferencealerts.com/topic-listing?topic=Palliative%20Care

CAAR – Tables of Contents – May 30, 2013

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Ageing and Society (Vol. 33, No. 5, July 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=ASO&volumeId=33&issueId=05&iid=8925582

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (Vol. 12, No. 3, July 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=PEF&volumeId=12&issueId=03&iid=8928051

May 29, 2013

CAAR – United Health Foundation Report- May 29, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:41 pm

America’s Health Rankings: Senior Report 2013 Edition,” (May 2013, .pdf format, 124p.).

www.americashealthrankings.org/senior

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – May 29, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:40 pm

Social Security Administration: Long-Term Strategy Needed to Address Key Management Challenges,” (GAO-13-459, May 2013, .pdf format, 56p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-459

May 28, 2013

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Article – May 28, 2013

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Medicare Readmission Rates Showed Meaningful Decline in 2012,” by Geoffrey Gerhardt, Alshadye Yemane, Peter Hickman, Allison Oelschlaeger, Eric Rollins, and Niall Brennan (Medicare & Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Research/MMRR/MMRR-Published-Articles-Items/MMRR2013_003_02_b01.html

CAAR – Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College Report – May 28, 2013

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Reverse Mentoring Project Results in Corporate Career Development Success Model; Multi-Generational Employee Transfer of Knowledge About Social Media,” by Kim Lee DeAngelis (May 2013, .pdf format, 17p.).

www.bc.edu/content/bc/research/agingandwork/archive_pubs/hartford.html

CAAR – Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government Report – May 28, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:26 pm

The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023,” (May 2013, .pdf format, 27p.).

wales.gov.uk/topics/health/publications/socialcare/strategies/older/;jsessionid=B5204FC174F2FC411F5C134237C71E8C?lang=en

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – May 28, 2013

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A. “Effects of Social Security Policies on Benefit Claiming, Retirement and Saving,” by Alan L. Gustman and Thomas L. Steinmeier (w19071, May 2013, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

An enhanced version of a structural model jointly explains benefit claiming, wealth and retirement, including reversals from states of lesser to greater work. The model includes stochastic returns on assets. Estimated with Health and Retirement Study data, it does a better job of predicting claiming than previous versions. Alternative beliefs about the future of Social Security affect predicted outcomes. Effects of three potential policies are also examined: increasing the early entitlement age, increasing the full retirement age, and eliminating the payroll tax for seniors. Predicted responses to increasing the full entitlement age are sensitive to beliefs.

www.nber.org/papers/w19071

B. “The Spillover Effects of Medicare Managed Care: Medicare Advantage and Hospital Utilization,” by Katherine Baicker, Michael Chernew, and Jacob Robbins (w19070, May 2013, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

More than a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage, which was created in large part to improve the efficiency of health care delivery by promoting competition among private managed care plans. This paper explores the spillover effects of the Medicare Advantage program on the traditional Medicare program and other patients, taking advantage of changes in Medicare Advantage payment policy to isolate exogenous increases in Medicare Advantage enrollment and trace out the effects of greater managed care penetration on hospital utilization and spending throughout the health care system. We find that when more seniors enroll in Medicare managed care, hospital costs decline for all seniors and for commercially insured younger populations. Greater managed care penetration is not associated with fewer hospitalizations, but is associated with lower costs and shorter stays per hospitalization. These spillovers are substantial – offsetting more than 10% of increased payments to Medicare Advantage plans.

www.nber.org/papers/w19070

C. “Framing Lifetime Income,” by Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey R. Kling, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Marian V. Wrobel (w19063, May 2013, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

We provide evidence that individuals optimize imperfectly when making annuity decisions, and this result is not driven by loss aversion. Life annuities are more attractive when presented in a consumption frame than in an investment frame. Highlighting the purchase price in the consumption frame does not alter this result. The level of habitual spending has little interaction with preferences for annuities in the consumption frame. In an investment frame, consumers prefer annuities with principal guarantees; this result is similar for guarantee amounts below, at, and above the purchase price. We discuss implications for the retirement services industry and its regulators.

www.nber.org/papers/w19063

CAAR – Tables of Contents – May 28, 2013

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Educational Gerontology (Vol. 39, No. 8, August 2013).

www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/uedg/2013/00000039/00000008

Journal of Parkinson’s Disease (Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013).

iospress.metapress.com/content/q0202723np5m/

Rotman International Journal of Pension Management (Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2013).

www.rijpm.com/journal/journal_s/39

May 24, 2013

CAAR – Panel Study of Income Dynamics [Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan] Restricted Data Release – May 24, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , , — admin @ 11:48 am

“The Panel Study of Income Dynamics, of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, has now collected over four decades of data on the health and social and economic well-being of nearly 9,000 families as of 2011. Through a grant from the National Institute on Aging, PSID has linked nearly 2,100 PSID respondents to Medicare claims from 1991-2010. Applications to analyze Medicare claims linked to the PSID are now being accepted.”

Available Files: 1991-2010 Denominator, Inpatient, Outpatient, Home Health Agency, Hospice, Skilled Nursing Facility, Carrier, and Durable Medical Equipment, MedPar files, and Annual and Quarterly Summary Files.

For more information about the Medicare Claims file, including links to apply for access, go to:

simba.isr.umich.edu/restricted/Medicare.aspx

CAAR – Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics [France] Working Paper – May 24, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 11:46 am

On the Socio-Economic Determinants of Frailty: Findings from Panel and Retrospective Data from SHARE,” by Nicolas Sirven (IRDES Working Paper No. 52, April 2013, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

Recent studies on the demand for long-term care emphasised the role of frailty as a specific precursor of disability besides chronic diseases. Frailty is defined as vulnerable health status resulting from the reduction of individuals’ reserve capacity. This medical concept is brought here in an economic framework in order to investigate the role social policies may play in preventing disability or maintaining life quality of people in a disablement process.

Using four waves of panel data from the Survey on Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), a frailty index is created as a count measure for five physiologic criteria (Fried model) for respondents aged 50+ in 10 European countries, between 2004 and 2011.

The longitudinal dimension is explored in two ways. First, differences in frailty dynamics over a seven-year-time period are analysed through variables that are relevant for social policy (income maintenance, housing adaptation, and prevention of social isolation) in a panel model for count data with fixed effects. Second, the individual fixed effects are decomposed by means of a random effects model with Mundlak specification. SHARE additional retrospective data on life history (SHARELIFE) are then used to investigate differences in frailty levels.

The results reveal the presence of various sources of social inequalities over the life-course. Social Protection Systems thus appear to play a major role in accompanying, preventing or reducing the frailty process. Several policy implications are suggested.

www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT52SocioEconomicDeterminantsFrailty.pdf

May 23, 2013

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing Testimony – May 23, 2013

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 4:23 pm

Hearing on the President’s and Other Bipartisan Entitlement Reform Proposals,” a hearing held May 23, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=334291

CAAR – US Administration on Aging Funding Opportunity – May 23, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:21 pm

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act: A National Resource Center,” (HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-MI-0056, .pdf format, 42p.). Note: The deadline for applications is June 20, 2013.

acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/docs/2013/MIPPA_Announcement.pdf

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief – May 23, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:14 pm

Individual Retirement Account Balances, Contributions, and Rollovers, 2011: The EBRI IRA Database,” by Craig Copeland (EBRI Issue Brief No. 386, May 2013, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=5214

CAAR – National Academy of Social Insurance Brief – May 23, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:13 pm

Social Security Disability Insurance: Action Needed to Address Finances,” by Virginia P. Reno, Elisa A. Walker, and Thomas N. Bethell (Social Security Brief No. 41, May 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.nasi.org/research/2013/social-security-disability-insurance-action-needed-address-f

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – May 23, 2013

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A. “Anatomical Correlates of Cognitive Functions in Early Parkinson’s Disease Patients,” by Roberta Biundo, Massimiliano Calabrese, Luca Weis, Silvia Facchini, Gianluigi Ricchieri, Paolo Gallo, and Angelo Antonini (PLoS ONE 8(5): e64222. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064222, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0064222

B. “Abnormal Baseline Brain Activity in Non-Depressed Parkinson’s Disease and Depressed Parkinson’s Disease: A Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study,” by Xuyun Wen, Xia Wu, Jiangtao Liu, Ke Li, and Li Yao (PLoS ONE 8(5): e63691. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063691, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0063691

C. “A Longitudinal Study of Cognition, Proton MR Spectroscopy and Synaptic and Neuronal Pathology in Aging Wild-type and A{beta}PPswe-PS1dE9 Mice,” by Diane Jansen, Valerio Zerbi, Carola I. F. Janssen, Pieter J. W. C. Dederen, Martina P. C. Mutsaers, Anne Hafkemeijer, Anna-Lena Janssen, Cindy L. M. Nobelen, Andor Veltien, Jack J. Asten, Arend Heerschap, and Amanda J. Kiliaan (PLoS ONE 8(5): e63643. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063643, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 17p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0063643

D. “Association between Dopamine D4 Receptor Polymorphism and Age Related Changes in Brain Glucose Metabolism,” by Nora D. Volkow, Dardo Tomasi, Gene-Jack Wang, Frank Telang, Joanna S. Fowler, Rita Z. Goldstein, Nelly Klein, Christopher Wong, James M. Swanson, and Elena Shumay (PLoS ONE 8(5): e63492. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063492, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0063492

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Institute Newsletter – May 23, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:09 pm

MRRC Newsletter (Vol. 13, No. 3, May 2013, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/newsletters/newsletter_item.cfm?NewsletterID=1019

May 22, 2013

CAAR – Conferences – May 22, 2013

Filed under: Conferences — Tags: — admin @ 5:10 pm

Venice International University Summer Insitute on Aging:”The Venice International University is hosting the 1st  Summer Institute on Ageing. The goal is to deepen the understanding of the ageing process offering a set of activities ranging from some basic notions of the medical and epidemiological literature, to economics and philosophy (pensions and retirement, ageing in society and intergenerational relationships) and social sciences (family networks etc..). The Summer Institute will take place on Jun. 7-13 in San Servolo Island, Venice, and it is open to graduate, PhD students and professionals. The deadline for registration in May 28. For more information see:

www.univiu.org/shss/seminars-summer-schools/ageing-institute

CAAR – Tables of Contents – May 22, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 5:08 pm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 177, No. 10, May 15, 2013).

aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/177/10?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 103, No. 6, June 2013).

ajph.aphapublications.org/toc/ajph/103/6

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Visualizing Health Policy Update – May 22, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:07 pm

“The Role of Medicaid and Medicare in Women’s Health Care” (May 2013).

kff.org/infographic/visualizing-health-policy-the-role-of-medicaid-and-medicare-in-womens-health-care/

CAAR – US Congressional Budget Office Report – May 22, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:06 pm

“Medicare’s Payments to Physicians: The Budgetary Impact of Alternative Policies Relative to CBO’s May 2013 Baseline” (May 2013, .pdf format, 1p.).

www.cbo.gov/publication/44184

CAAR – US Census Bureau Research Data Center Update – May 22, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 5:05 pm

“The National Institute on Aging’s National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS) is now available in the Bureau’s Research Data Centers. NIA is welcoming applications using this database.” For more information on NLMS see:

www.census.gov/did/www/nlms/about/index.html

CAAR – University of Chicago Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging job training opportunities – May 22, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 5:02 pm

A. Call for Applications: Predoctoral Fellowships

Summary

With support from the National Institute of Aging (P30 AG012857), the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at NORC at University of Chicago offers four predoctoral fellowships. The goal of these pre-doctoral fellowships is to train graduate students interested in the fields of demography and economics of aging through the development of basic methodological tools, applied research, policy-making and analysis, and professional development.

Benefits

The NIA predoctoral fellowship stipend for 2013-2014 is TBA (stipend information for past years is available at: grants.nih.gov/training/NRSA_Stipend_History_Graph.pdf). Fellowships are renewable for a second year with acceptable progress. The fellowships include health insurance for the recipient fellow. Fellows are eligible for modest travel support and work space, as available.

Additionally, all trainees and affiliates benefit from: formal affiliation with the Center on Aging; an active research environment in the study of demography and aging; participation in a community of graduate student and postdoctoral level scholars; training in the practice of research on aging; training in the responsible conduct of research; and additional mentorship with University of Chicago faculty.

Eligibility

Candidates must be a Ph.D. candidate with at least two years of graduate work and an expressed interest in demography or economics of aging. Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Previous research in the demography or economics of aging is not necessary; however, a future commitment is. Interested students in the first three years of graduate school are ineligible for the funded fellowship but are encouraged to apply to the training affiliates program.

Application Materials

All application materials must be submitted to Jennifer Hanis-Martin at the address below by Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Applications may be submitted electronically in PDF format. However, applicants must note that recommendation letters must be signed by the recommender.

Jennifer Hanis-Martin
Assistant Director of Training
Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging
The University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Hanis-Jen@NORC.og

Application materials for the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging NIA predoctoral training program include: a statement of research interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) official transcript; and 4) one letter of recommendation from a faculty member affiliated with the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging who will serve as the applicant’s advisor.

There is no page limit for the statement of research interests but we encourage all applicants to provide enough information for the Center to make thoughtful decision in respect to applicants’ interests, experience, and aspirations. Applications are generally 3-5 pages; however, successful applicants have submitted statements that range in length and scope.

B. Call for Applications: Predoctoral Training Affiliates

Summary

The Specialized Training Program at the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at NORC at University of Chicago, funded by the National Institute of Aging (P30 AG012857), is designed to train graduate students interested in the fields of demography and economics of aging through the development of basic and applied research, and policy-making and analysis. The affiliate program was created to increase collaboration and training among students who would not otherwise qualify for support from the program’s fellowships. Predoctoral affiliates actively participate in the training program by enrolling in relevant classes, working with Center mentors, and attending the weekly Demography Workshop and ‘post mortem’ discussion.

Benefits

Affiliates benefit from 1) early guidance in the development of research ideas and areas of specialty; 2) training and support in manuscript development, conference presentations and grant applications; and 3) direction in pursuing aging related courses and training. Moreover, Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging predoctoral training affiliates better positions themselves for future pre- or postdoctoral fellowships.

Additionally, all trainees and affiliates benefit from: formal affiliation with the Center on Aging, an active research environment in the study of demography and aging; participation in a community of graduate student and postdoctoral scholars; training in the practice of research on aging; training in the responsible conduct of research; and additional mentorship with University of Chicago faculty.

Eligibility

Candidates must be a Ph.D. candidate in the first three years of graduate work with an expressed interest in the demography and economics of aging.  While previous research on aging is not necessary, a future commitment is.

Application Materials

All application materials must be submitted to Jennifer Hanis-Martin at the address below by Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Applications may be submitted electronically in PDF format.

Jennifer Hanis-Martin
Associate Director of Training
Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging
The University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Hanis-Jen@norc.org

Application materials for the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging NIA predoctoral training program include: 1) a statement of research interests and 2) current curriculum vitae.

There is no page limit for the statement of research interests but we encourage all applicants to provide enough information for the Center to make thoughtful decision in respect to applicants’ interests, experience, and aspirations. Applications are generally 3-5 pages; however, successful applicants have submitted statements that range in length and scope.

C. Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Summary

With support from the National Institute of Aging (P30 AG012857), the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at NORC at University of Chicago offers two postdoctoral fellowships. The goal of these postdoctoral fellowships is to train recent doctoral recipients interested in the demographic and economic analysis of aging through the development of basic methodological tools, applied research, policy-making and analysis, and professional development.

Benefits

The NIA postdoctoral fellowship 2013-2014 stipend starts at an amount TBA and is adjusted according to years of experience (stipend information for past years is available at: grants.nih.gov/training/NRSA_Stipend_History_Graph.pdf). Fellowships are renewable with acceptable progress. The fellowship includes health insurance for the recipient fellow. Please note that the fellowship does not provide for family or spousal health insurance. Fellows are eligible for modest travel support and work space; both are dependent on availability.

Additionally, all trainees and affiliates benefit from: formal affiliation with the Center on Demography and Economics of Aging, an active research environment in the study of demography and aging; participation in a community of graduate student and postdoctoral level scholars; training in the practice of research on aging; training in the responsible conduct of research; and additional mentorship with University of Chicago faculty.

Eligibility

Candidates must be interested in demography or the economics of aging and have a PhD or equivalent graduate degree.  Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  Previous research in demography or the economics of aging is not necessary; however, a future commitment is.

Application Materials

All application materials must be submitted to Jennifer Hanis-Martin at the address below by Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Applications may be submitted electronically in PDF format. However, applicants must note that recommendation letters must be signed by the recommender.

Jennifer Hanis-Martin
Assistant Director of Training
Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging
The University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Hanis-Jen@norc.org

Application materials for the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging NIA postdoctoral training program include: 1) letter of interest; 2) personal statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) two letters of recommendation; and 5) a sample of written work or a recent publication.

There is no page limit for the statement of research interests but we encourage all applicants to provide enough information for the Center to make thoughtful decision in respect to applicants’ interests, experience, and aspirations. Applications are generally 3-5 pages; however, successful applicants have submitted statements that range in length and scope.

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of the Chief Actuary Memorandum – May 22, 2013

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“Estimated Financial Effects on Social Security of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” legislation introduced as S. 744 (113th Congress) on April 17, 2013 by Senator Marco Rubio (May 2013, .pdf format, 3p.).

www.ssa.gov/oact/solvency/

CAAR – US Department of Health and Social Services, Office of the Inspector General Reports – May 22, 2013

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A. “National Government Services Claimed Allowable Administrative Costs for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 Under Medicare Contract 00630” (A-05-11-00084, May 2013, .pdf format, 6p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region5/51100084.asp

B. “Medicare and Beneficiaries Could Save Millions If Dialysis Payments Were Adjusted for Anemia Management Drug Utilization” (A-01-12-00522), May 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region1/11200522.asp

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – May 22, 2013

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10 Years Later: A Look at the Medicare Prescription Drug Program,” a hearing held May 22, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 1 hour 39 minutes).

www.aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=342696&

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Report – May 22, 2013

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Health Behaviors of Adults: United States, 2008-2010,” by Charlotte A. Schoenborn, Patricia F. Adams, and Jennifer A. Peregoy (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, No. 257, May 2013, .pdf format, 173p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_257.pdf

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical – May 22, 2013

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EBRI Notes (Vol. 34, No. 5, May 2013, .pdf format, 20p.). Note: The articles in this issue are: “Trends in Health Coverage for Part-Time Workers,” by Paul Fronstin; and, “IRA Withdrawals: How Much, When, and Other Saving Behavior,” by Sudipto Banerjee.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5212

CAAR – International Longevity Centre [UK] Report – May 22, 2013

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Housing for older people globally: What are the best practices? An ILC Global Alliance Discussion Paper,” (May 2013, .pdf format, 13p.). Note: This site also links to 10 country reports.

www.ilc-alliance.org/index.php/reports/report_details/housing_for_older_people_globally_what_are_the_best_practices_an_ilc_global

CAAR – Nature Article Abstract – May 22, 2013

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Mitonuclear protein imbalance as a conserved longevity mechanism,” by Riekelt H. Houtkooper, Laurent Mouchiroud, Dongryeol Ryu, Norman Moullan, Elena Katsyuba, Graham Knott, Robert W. Williams & Johan Auwerx (Vol. 497, No. 7450, May 23, 2013, p. 451-457).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v497/n7450/abs/nature12188.html

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