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Heflin Discusses Seniors’ Use of Food Benefits, Impact on Memory Decline in Neurology Today Article

January 11, 2023

"Screening for food insecurity can at least provide the clinician some sense of the risks their patients might be facing and their potential negative health consequences," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs.

Wolf Discusses Paid Family Leave and Elder Care in New York Times Article

September 8, 2022
Professor Emeritus Douglas Wolf was interviewed for the New York Times article, "The Quiet Cost of Family Caregiving."

Engelhardt Examines Impact of Aging Baby Boomer Homeowners on Housing Supply

July 8, 2022

Professor Gary Engelhardt's research on the impact the aging and eventual death of baby boomers may have on future demand and the supply of homes listed for sale by older Americans (ages 50 and older) was featured in the Mortgage Orb article, "RIHA Studies Impact of Aging Baby Boomer Homeowners on Housing Supply."

See related: Aging, Housing

In Memoriam: Vernon L. Greene, Pioneer in the Study of Aging

October 19, 2021
Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs Vernon Greene, who passed away on October 10 at the age of 77, saw the aging process as much more than a person getting old, and his vision helped build Syracuse University’s reputation as a national leader in gerontology, home of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS).

See related: Aging, Elderly, In Memoriam

Harrington Meyer quoted in NY Times piece on vacationing with grandparents

July 19, 2021
Madonna Harrington Meyer, university professor of sociology and author of "Grandmothers at Work," is included in the New York Times article, "How to Have a Fun, Multigenerational Family Vacation." 

Harrington Meyer talks to AARP about grandparenting special needs kids

March 2, 2021
 About 17 percent of children are diagnosed with some kind of disability, says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer, co-author of the book "Grandparenting Children With Disabilities." While that percentage seems to be increasing, support programs for families are not, she says.

Bridging Strengths

June 1, 2020
With cluster and other prioritized hires, Maxwell is helping the University build research strength on topics that cross disciplines.

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