Spring 2014 Trailblazing Topics in Gerontology Events

We had an exciting line up of noontime presentations on “Trailblazing Topics in Gerontology.” These sessions, in part, provide opportunities for Nursing doctoral and masters students to present on a topic of interest and expertise and receive feedback on their teaching.  Learners provide evaluative feedback to student presenters as a way for him or her to learn and grow as a leader in Gerontology and Geriatrics.  Below are our presenters and topics presented for the Spring! 


Implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA): 

Policy, Process, and Politics in the 

US House of Representatives

Brooke Hollister, PhD

Assistant Professor

Institute for Health and Aging

UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Scienc



The Utrecht PROactive Frailty 

Intervention Trial (U-PROFIT) 

Improving primary care for frail older people

Nienke Bleijenberg, PhD, RN

Postdoctoral researcher

University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands



“And she would sing along!” 

Music, Meaning and Dementia

Theresa A. Allison, MD, PhD

UCSF Division of Geriatrics

San Francisco VA Medical Center