The mission of the Helen Bader Office of Applied Gerontology is to promote optimal aging and strengthen connections with community partners by advancing opportunities in gerontology education, research and training for students, faculty, and the community.


Dr. Colleen Galambos was selected to the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Quality of Care in Nursing Homes Committee. Visit The Quality of Care in Nursing Homes web page for more information about the committee.

On Saturday, April 17th, members of the Student Gerontology Association participated in UWM’s Make a Difference Day. Shout out to Jessica Laughlin, Mackenzie Wolff, Elizabeth Scheuer, Gabrielle Fabre and SGA Faculty Advisor Jen Kahn-Pettigrew for all their hard work cleaning up the yards of older adult residents in the Milwaukee community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Colleen Galambos, Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology at UWM, was invited by the National Academy of Medicine to participate in the
Vital Directions for Health and Health Care: Priorities for 2021 initiative. This initiative provides expert guidance on US health policy focus areas, including health care for older adults. Visit nam.edu/VitalDirections to read the policy priorities that can help improve the care and quality of life for all older adults in the article “Actualizing Better Health and Health Care for Older Adults,” co-authored by Dr. Galambos.
Dr. Galambos leading a public session for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s consensus study committee on Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: Opportunities for the Health Care System.

 


 

Colleen Galambos, PhD

Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology

galamboc@uwm.edu

Jen Kahn-Pettigrew, MSW, CAPSW

Coordinator for Education and Programming

kahnpet2@uwm.edu
414-229-6888

Jason Jurado

Program Associate

juradoj@uwm.edu
414-251-7994

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Books
  • Galambos, C.M., Greene, R. R., Cohen, H.L., & Kropf, N.P. (2018). Foundations of social work practice in the field of aging: A competency-based approach (2nd ed). Washington, D.C.: NASW.
  • Greene, R.R., Galambos, C. M., Greene, N. (2016). Social work with the aged and their families (4th ed.). New Brunswick, New Jersey: Aldine Transaction.
  • Cummings, S. & Galambos, C. (2004). Diversity and aging in the social environment. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press.
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