Lectures & Grand Rounds

The Center on Aging hosts a range of lectures and ground rounds. All sessions are hosted in the Center on Aging Conference Room which is located on the second floor of the Administrative Services Building at UConn Health’s Farmington, CT campus.

Friday Morning Fellowship Conferences

Friday mornings from 8-9 a.m.

December 14, 2018

"What are differences in beliefs about Hospice/Palliative Care in Hispanics that’s supported by the literature?"

 “Are there specific interventions tried that have focused on this patient population regarding Hospice/Palliative Care?”

Ryan Darnall, DO


Clinical Scenario:

CC:  A husband and wife of Peruvian descent present in clinic with their son and caregiver.  They are both in their 80’s. The patient has two additional children that have not been present for any apts. The wife is stage 7B dementia and the husband has advanced dementia now requiring 24/7 care.  When asked about code status/end of life care/palliative care, the son continues to say he needs to talk to his other siblings and family, who are not present.  He continues to say this in 3 consecutive visits and will not speak for the family.  Both patient's, who are both unable to speak for themselves at this time, remain full code, making me question whether this is in their best interest.

Grand Rounds

1-2 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday every other month beginning October to June 2018

June 19, 2018 - Aging and the Response to Influenza Infection

Laura Haynes, Ph.D.
Professor, UConn Center on Aging, Department of Immunology, UConn Health

Scientific Foundations of Clinical Geriatrics and Gerontology

Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

April 27, 2018

9:30 a.m. - Fluid Balance, Renal and Voiding Issues in Old Age Part I
Phillip Smith, M.D.

10:30 a.m. - Fluid Balance, Renal and Voiding Issues in Old Age Part I
Ruchir Trivedi, M.D.

May 11, 2018

9:30 a.m. - Immunology of Aging
Laura Haynes, M.D.

10:30 a.m. - Exercise and Muscle in Aging
Jenna Bartley, Ph.D.

June 15, 2018

9:30 a.m. - Impact of Aging on Cancer Biology, Care and Outcomes
Upedra Hegde, M.D.

10:30 a.m. - Gait and Mobility Disorders in the Elderly
Leslie Wolfson, M.D.

June 22, 2018

9:30 a.m. - Aging Skin: Role in Wound Healing and Disease
Amy Chen, M.D.

10:30 a.m. - Geroscience and Cellular Senescence

George Kuchel, M.D., and Iman Al Naggar, Ph.D.