November 7, 2023

Regenstrief research scientists participate in national conversation for advancement of aging research

IUCAR at Regenstrief faculty group photo

Regenstrief Institute researchers are sharing the stage with other national aging research experts as they participate in the dissemination of scientific advances during the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting on November 8-12 in Tampa, Florida.

The meeting provides aging researchers in a variety of disciplines a platform to share stimulating and high-level scholarship. This new and enriching knowledge will shape policy, practice and research for years to come.

At the meeting, Regenstrief’s Susan Hickman, PhD, will be inducted into the social research, policy and practice section of the GSA College of Fellows. See a related press release here.

The following is a list of Regenstrief conference presenters. All are research scientists with the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute unless otherwise noted:

Symposium Presentations

  • Kathleen Unroe, M.D., MHA, M.S.: Utilizing Palliative Leaders in Facilities to Transform Care: The UPLIFT Clinical Trial Implementation.
  • Nicole R. Fowler, PhD, MHSA: Feasibility and Acceptability of Using Plasma Biomarkers for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease in Primary Care.

Poster Presentations

  • Susan Hickman, PhD; Edward Miech, EdD (Center for Health Services Research at Regenstrief Institute); Laramie Mack, B.S., CCRP, research coordinator; Wanzhu Tu, PhD; Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA, M.S.: Conditions Associated with Successful Implementation of an Advance Care Planning Intervention in Nursing Homes.
  • Nicole R. Fowler, PhD, MHSA; Monica M. Williams-Farrelly, PhD: Racial Differences in the Relationship Between Loneliness and Cognition Among Older Adults in the Midwest.
  • Monica M. Williams-Farrelly, PhD; Nicole R. Fowler, PhD, MHSA: Loneliness and Quality of Life in Older Adult Primary Care Patients.
  • Susan Hickman, PhD; Yvonne Yueh-Feng Lu, Regenstrief Affiliate Scientist: Daily Engagement in Meaningful Activity for home care patients with subjective cognitive decline and caregivers.


  • Alexander Floyd, Regenstrief Research Coordinator III; Kathleen Unroe, M.D., MHA, M.S.; Wanzhu Tu, PhD: Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Comfort Assessment in Dying With Dementia Scale.
  • Nicole R. Fowler, PhD, MHSA: Implementation of a Digital Cognitive Screening Program for Dementia in Primary Care.

About Regenstrief Institute

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform clinical practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.

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