New lecture series to highlight innovative exercise programs for older adults

September 6, 2018

Kuei-Min ChenKuei-Min Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, will present Developing and Translating Innovative Exercise Programs for Older Adults at the first-ever Interdisciplinary Aging Science and Care Lecture Series on Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Benston Healthy Communities Innovation Center.

The series, hosted by the Center for Aging Science & Care Innovation, aims to convene faculty, students, researchers, clinicians and community partners from diverse disciplines to discover approaches to advance science, education and practice related to the health and care of aging adults.

“I am excited to have Dr. Chen provide the inaugural lecture, as her international research on innovative exercise programs appeals to many disciplines interested in clinical aging,” said Associate Professor Kristine Talley, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, director of the Center for Aging Science & Care Innovation.

Chen (PhD ’00, MS ‘96,) is an established gerontological health expert working to advance health and well-being of older adults in Taiwan and around the world. Her dissertation focused on the use of tai chi with community dwelling elders, and she has expanded on this research throughout her career, concentrating on the efficacy of other complementary therapies with elders in a variety of settings.

She has had more than 76 articles published in top-tier journals, established the first master’s program in long-term care and aging at Kaohsiung Medical University and holds a number of high-ranking positions at the Ministry of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung Medical University and Kaohsiung City Government. She was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2017 and is the 2018 recipient of the GPS Alliance Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals.

The Interdisciplinary Aging Science and Care Lecture Series is free and open to the public and includes a light lunch. Space is limited and reservations are appreciated.