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Job Opportunities: Institute on Aging

IOALast week we profiled alum Jennifer Murray and her new job at the Institute on Aging and oft-quoted professor-extraordinaire Dr. Patrick Arbore, who directs the elder suicide prevention program at the IOA.  This week we thought we’d share a link to job opportunities at the IOA for those who might be interested – now or in the future.  Lots of opportunities for growth in this field as our population grows.


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Faculty in the News: Patrick Arbore

WSJWith the sad death of actor Robin Williams came many articles about suicide and depression; the Wall Street Journal, covering this important issue, interviewed and quoted our very own Dr. Patrick Arbore, long time faculty member and Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention at San Francisco’s Institute on Aging.

The article, which includes concerning data about suicide trends, is here: Robin Williams’s Age Group at Heightened Suicide Risk

We appreciate the leadership role of Dr. Arbore in advocating for support and education about this issue and are honored by the expertise and knowledge that he brings to NDNU.


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Alumnus in the Spotlight: Jennifer Murray

Jennifer MurrayJennifer Murray recently accepted a position as the Director of Homecare and Support Services at the Institute on Aging, where PSP faculty member and nationally renowned gerontologist Dr. Patrick Arbore also works. Her Facebook post announcing her new job shows her enthusiasm:

Words cannot express how excited I am to have accepted today an amazing position at my DREAM company! I came into contact with IOA while completing my B.S and dreamed of a day that I may be able enhance the quality of life of others through their work. DREAM BIG, WORK HARD; HAVE FAITH!”

Love it!

Congratulations, Jennifer!

LGBT and Aging Conference


Interested in the field of gerontology (care for the aging)?  Dr. Patrick Arbore sent information about a conference on Wednesday, October 23 in Santa Clara.  (Thanks, Patrick!)

From their flyer:  “Culturally Competent Care post DOMA: The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act has far reaching implications for the LGBT community, including federal taxes, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, and Medicare.  Also learn about best practices, HIV in older adults, local resources, and more.”

Topics include:

  • Best practices for LGBT Equity and Inclusion
  • Law and Policy Issues for LGBT Elders
  • Affirming to All:  Culturally Appropriate Services for LGBT Older Adults in Our Communities
  • Wisdom of the Aging: Fostering Spiritual and Meaning-Making for the Older LGBT Adult
  • Uncharted Territory:  HIV After Fifty

The conference will take place not far from Mission College in Santa Clara – a special “head up” to our Mission students!

See the Institute on Aging’s link for more information, price, and registration procedures.

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