In the Innovations in Aging podcast series, Jon Kevan, MEd, and Lauren Erdelyi, MPH, CAPM, from University of Arizona Health Sciences Global and Online sit down with experts from across the University of Arizona to discuss the latest in how we can prepare to meet the needs of the growing population of older adults in the U.S. and around the world.
In this episode, your hosts Jon and Lauren are joined virtually by Dr. Amanda Sokan, assistant professor for the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Arizona Geriatric Society 2020 Gerontologist of the Year, to discuss what it means to her to be a gerontologist.
“One of the exciting things that I first found about gerontology when I started out was the fact that this is a discipline that is truly multidisciplinary,” said Dr. Sokan. “It's about shared goals, shared collaboration, and shared decision-making while still respecting everybody's expertise. There are ways in which we can all work with each other and augment strength so that our synergy creates a better outcome for older adults.”
To learn more about the University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovations in Aging graduate programs, visit innovationsinaging.uahs.arizona.edu.