Jocelyn Simons, PhD Candidate in Aging Studies, is participating in a three week intensive project called Neuromatch Academy. The project is a non-profit online course for Computational Neuroscience that started in response to the COVID-19. Aims are to introduce traditional and emerging tools of computational neuroscience to trainees. Student population ranges from undergraduates to faculty in academic settings and also industry professionals. It provides a curriculum centered on modern neuroscience concepts taught by leading professors along with explicit instruction on how and why to apply models. Jocelyn is also volunteering with People Program. She has helped them create a summer semester by utilizing Zoom and has been providing technical support for staff, teachers and students. She is also teaching an online class on digital resources and healthy living and engagement in the virtual world once a week for their summer semester.
Center member Dr. Cecilia Sanchez contributed a chapter to the book Advances in Geroscience, which examines the molecular and cellular risk factors of diseases in the aging population.
Dr. Edward Golob received an NIH R01 Grant for his research Shifting auditory spatial attention: cognitive and neural mechanisms.
Dr. Laura Schrader received a Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative Award for K+ channels as therapeutic targets in autism.
Penny Roberts, PhD Candidate in Aging Studies, received an Emily Shoenbaum Community Grant from the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane.
Lauren Jensen, PhD Candidate in Aging Studies, is feature in Tulane New Wave. Her research investigates muscular fatigue in aging musicians.
Dr. S.M. Jazwinski led a team of Tulane researchers in a study of the "oldest old" (90 years and older) that was published in The Journals of Gerontology. The study found that the increased energy expended to maintain basic life functions in nonagenarians contributed to frailty.
Dr. Cecilia Sanchez was awarded $80,000 to conduct research in scleroderma-associated lung disease by the ATS Foundation and the Scleroderma Foundation.
Dr. Paul Colombo co-edited a special issue of the journal Hippocampus titled "Dynamic Interactions Between Memory Systems." The special issue contained several papers of relevance to aging, including a report that older adults rely on striatum-based memory, which supports motor and cognitive habits, whereas younger adults tend to use hippocampus-based memory, which is younger and subject to conscious awareness.
Dr. S.M. Jazwinski participated in the Louisiana Leadership Discussion on Medicare at the AARP Louisiana – Community Resource Center on November 13, 2013.
Dr. Jill Daniel has received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled: "Long Term Effects of Transient Estradiol Exposure on Hippocampal Function."
Dr. W. Lee Murfee has received a three-year grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents, entitled: "Identification of Lymphatic Vessel Structure and Function in Adult Microvascular Networks."
Dr. Edward Golob has received a five-year CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to Study "Cortical Processing of Auditory Spatial Information."
Dr. Natalia Zhivan has received a one-year award from the Network for Multicultural Research on Health and Healthcare, which is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study "Disparities in Health Care Utilization and Health Outcomes among the Latino and Non-Latino Elderly using the Health and Retirement Study."
Dr. Allan V. Kalueff has received a two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled: "Developing Adult Zebrafish-Based Models to Study Hallucinogenic Drug Action.
Dr. S. Michal Jazwinski was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and this distinction was conferred at the AAAS meeting in Washington, DC in February 2011.
The Tulane Center for Aging is provided as a resource in geriatric medicine and gerontology by CQ Researcher. See issue devoted to Aging (September 2011), which contains part of an interview with Dr. S. Michal Jazwinski.
Dr. S. Michal Jazwinski received the 2011 Kleemeier Award for outstanding research in gerontology from the Gerontological Society of America at its annual scientific meeting in Boston on November 19, 2011. [GSA award]
Dr. Laura Schrader has received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled: "Functional Implications of Stress-Evoked Changes in Epigenetic Mechanisms."