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Rutgers Institute for Health Names Mariana Figueiro Director for New Center for Healthy Aging

Mariana Figueiro, director of the Lighting Research Center, joins the Rutgers University community on Sept. 1 to lead two new programs focused on aging and on sleep and circadian research.
1-Jul-2020 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers researchers develop tool to predict self-neglect in older Chinese adults

Researchers at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research have developed a new assessment tool that could help predict whether older Chinese adults will experience self-neglect.
7-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Tool Could Help Families Check on Older Loved Ones Over the Holidays

A new study shows a tool developed by Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research is able to accurately predict whether older adults living in the community might be neglecting themselves.
19-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey

The New Jersey Population Health Cohort Study, now in the design phase, will collect biometrics, survey responses and other granular data over time on major outcomes such as stress, resilience, trauma and cognitive function from a broad...
22-Nov-2019 4:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Does age at migration matter when it comes to mental health?

A new study published in The Gerontologist examined whether people who migrate later in life have poorer mental health than those who migrate earlier in life, and whether factors like socioeconomic status, physical health, language skills, and...
14-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

The findings of the study by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research underscore the need for culturally targeted interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco use, manage chronic disease and screen for lung cancer.
11-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers-Led Collaborative Awarded $3.6M NIH Grant to Build Infrastructure for Minority Aging Research

The award will allow the New Jersey Minority Aging Collaborative (NJMAC), led by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, to build the infrastructure necessary to enable minority older adults across the state to...
8-Oct-2019 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Close Intergenerational Relationships Protect Aging Immigrants’ Health and Minimize Caregivers’ Stress

Filial piety – the traditional value of caring for one's elders – is central to the Chinese concept of family and has long shaped intergenerational relationships, daily life, and well-being, for older Chinese adults. The intersection of Eastern...
9-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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