Category: In the News

Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows

Jenay Beer and fellow UGA faculty member Hitesh Handa have been selected as UGA’s inaugural Innovation Fellows for fall 2019. Throughout the semester, the pair will receive a crash course in technology commercialization and learn how they can shape their research programs to more effectively align with industry priorities and, ultimately, serve the public’s needs. …

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Amazing Student: Jessica Shotwell

Doctoral student Jessica Shotwell is passionate about public health and is researching ways to facilitate and improve health care systems and health communication platforms so people receive equitable and equal health care. Hometown:  Winsted High school:  Gilbert High School Current employment:  UGA Experiential Professional Development (xPD) summer intern for The Office of Industry Collaborations. Doctoral …

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How older adults could benefit from ‘Skype on wheels’

Researcher Jenay Beer specializes in assistive technology. Her work aims to ‘put the human back in the engineering equation’ and help developers optimize new technology to match their users’ needs. As an IOG faculty member, she’s often asking how can this tech help older adults be healthier, happier and safe. Jenay recently talked with WUGA Health Desk …

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Focus on Faculty: Jenay Beer

As an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology and director of the university’s Assistive Robotics and Technology Lab, Jenay Beer conducts research at the intersection of social science and technology. Where did you earn degrees and what are your current responsibilities at UGA? I earned my Ph.D. and master’s degree in engineering psychology at the Georgia …

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IOG works to reframe aging

With institutional roots dating back over 50 years, the Institute of Gerontology (IOG) at UGA’s College of Public Health (CPH) is at the forefront of aging research, and as the first baby boomers begin to retire and hit ‘old age,’ faculty at the IOG seek to reframe what it means to age. “We want to …

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Focus on Faculty: Glenn Ostir

Where did you earn degrees and what are your current responsibilities at UGA? I earned degrees in psychology and mathematical statistics from the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, respectively. I also completed a clinical degree in respiratory therapy from the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Center. I earned my Ph.D. from the …

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