News Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging

2013 Global Aging Initiative seed funding

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis has funded 10 proposals to support collaborations that will advance cross-national research and education on older adults, later life and aging societies. Each collaboration includes one or more faculty from Washington University in St. Louis and one or more faculty from a McDonnell Academy partner institution. Awardees received funding to carry out specific pilot projects or support for development of research and education collaborations. Please note: This funding opportunity is closed to new applications. | Seed Funding RFP

Cross-cultural issues in stroke: Policy, population and clinical comparisons

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Program in Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine
  • Co-Principal Investigators: Gerald Koh, PhD, National University of Singapore, and Leeanne Carey, PhD, University of Melbourne

Management of elderly hip fractures in China

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Ellen Binder, MD, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences, School of Medicine
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Xiaofeng Gong, MD, Peking University

Cross-cultural investigations of aging: A combined behavioral, diffusion tensor imaging and optical imaging study

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine
  • Co-Principal Investigators: Trevor Penney, PhD National University of Singapore, and Chun-Yu Tse, PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Extending the reach of the elderly: Why do tendon-to-bone attachments fail in the elderly, and what can we do about It?

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Guy Genin, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Changqing Chen, PhD, Tsinghua University

Open streets for all: Older adults and the Ciclovia Movement

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Aaron Hipp, PhD, Brown School
  • Co-Principal Investigators: Juan Alejandro Valdivia, PhD, Universidad de Chile, and Olga Lucia Sarmiento Duenas, PhD, Universidad de los Andes-Colombia

The global burden of population aging: A cross-national collaboration to develop simulation policy-relevant models in China and the U.S.

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Timothy McBride, PhD, Brown School
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Xizhe Peng, PhD, Fudan University

Family caregiving for frail older adults: A comparative perspective on social and legal supports

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Peggie Smith, JD, School of Law
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Vivian Lou, PhD, The University of Hong Kong

Bilingualism and protection from age-related cognitive decline: Using eye movements to track online speech perception

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Mitchell Sommers, PhD, Department of Psychology, Arts & Sciences
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Boaz Ben-David, PhD, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Mapping elderly care in Shanghai and St. Louis

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Priscilla Song, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Arts
  • Co-Principal Investigators: Honglin Chen, PhD, Fudan University, and Tianshu Pan, PhD, Fudan University

A cross-national comparison of caregiving barriers and supports between the United States, Hong Kong and Sweden

  • Washington University Principal Investigator: Susan Stark, PhD, OTR/L, Program in Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine
  • Co-Principal Investigators: Terry Lum, PhD, The University of Hong Kong, and Margareta Lilja, PhD, Lulea University of Technology