April 21, 2022
MSU AgeAlive Hosts 2022 Research Forum
Highlights Aging Research & Initiatives
MSU AgeAlive held their 2022 Research Forum this week highlighting some of the latest statewide and MSU aging-related research and initiatives. The keynote presenter for the event was Paula Cunningham, state director for AARP Michigan, who presented on “Aging in an Age-Friendly Michigan.”
The event was held at the MSU Federal Credit Union Headquarters in East Lansing on April 21 where AgeAlive is also hosting its annual MSU AgeAlive Butterfly Exhibit in partnership with the MSUFCU and featuring local artist Zahrah Resh, through May 9th.
“The annual AgeAlive Research Forum gives us the opportunity to showcase all of the great community-engaged, aging-related research and initiatives happening at MSU,” said Clare Luz, PhD, assoc. professor, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and director of MSU AgeAlive. “It reflects MSU’s commitment, as the state’s Land Grant university, to address major social issues such as rapid population aging,”
Other presentations included:
MSU AgeAlive is a program within the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, dedicated to building a cohesive university-wide aging unit, portfolio and communication network, and community partnerships that can bring people interested in aging-related issues together. For additional information, visit 2022 Research Forum.
Pictured left to right, 2nd Annual AgeAlive Award Recipients: Dr. Raza Haque, Dr. Linda Keilman,
Dr. John Waller, and Dr. William G. Anderson.
December 2, 2021
2nd Annual MSU AgeAlive Award Ceremony Held December 2nd
Award Recipients Honored for their Work
The 2nd Annual MSU AgeAlive Awards Ceremony was held virtually on Thursday, December 2nd, bringing together a variety of advocates and leaders. Susi Elkins, director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at MSU, served as the emcee. Dianne Byrum, chair of the MSU Board of Trustees, presented opening remarks. Awards were also presented to individuals who have contributed so much to the well-being of older adults and others.
Congratulations to the 2nd Annual MSU AgeAlive award recipients:
Research in Aging Awards:
Those interested in watching the recording of the awards ceremony can visit:
AgeAlive_Awards2021 - MSU MediaSpace. A special thank you to the MSU Alumni Office for their invaluable technical assistance.
For newcomers, AgeAlive is a campus program for all ages, committed to documenting, connecting and enhancing aging related research, education and services. Special emphasis is on student and faculty success, community partnerships, and intergenerational, life-enriching activities that support health and wellbeing throughout life. A shout-out to our institutional home – the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Thanks also to the MSU WorkLife Office for support and to the AgeAlive Leadership Council. Their efforts and positive energy make everything we do possible.
Giving Opportunity: We are the only program on campus devoted to bringing together all things aging, with community, to promote communication and collaborations, intergenerational experiences, life-enriching opportunities, spotlighting research, and much more. If you would like to see a program such as ours thrive at MSU and appreciate our mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation: