Scripps eNews | Summer 2020
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Scripps researchers find no link between nursing home residents with COVID-19 and facility quality
Scripps Fellow John Bowblis summarized, "These findings show that there is no difference in the probability of having a high caseload of residents with COVID-19 based on the facility quality star rating."
Caregiving research study seeks families
A research team at Scripps is looking for caregiving families to help test an online communication and care coordination resource designed to help families talk and make decisions about caregiving.
Communicating effectively while wearing a face mask
Experts share practical tips to use voice, gestures, body position, communication boards, and modified PPE to ease communication and help older adults feel understood and supported while everyone stays safe.
Our Gerontology alumni making a difference
On Friday, April 10, 2020 we asked Miami University Gerontology Alumni to tell us about what they've done to make a positive difference during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are their inspirational responses.
Partnering to create a dementia-inclusive community
A Scripps research team led by Jennifer Heston-Mullins and Suzanne Kunkel is engaged in a three-year project funded by the Administration for Community Living to build a dementia-inclusive community in Northwest Ohio.
In loving memory of Becky Thompson
The Scripps Gerontology Center family is saddened to share the news of the passing of our coworker and friend, Becky Thompson. Becky was a valued member of our team for almost 6 years. As the Communications and Program Support Specialist, Becky assisted our research staff with formatting, production, and dissemination of research reports. She also provided support to the OMA program, the gerontology graduate programs, and to our gerontology students. As we grieve the loss of our colleague, we take pride in knowing the positive difference she made in the lives of others. Becky embodied the caring, “can-do” attitude that we value so much. She will be deeply missed by all of us at Scripps.
Award Recipients
Dr. Katherine (Katy) Abbott awarded 2020 OAGE Researcher of the Year

Dr. Takashi Yamashita awarded the 2020 W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award
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