Supporting Aging in Place Through Partnerships with Technology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing has built a Smart Apartment, a real world living home environment laboratory (fully functioning kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom) to investigate aging in place with thoughtful and appropriate use of technology such as sensors, monitors, robots, wearables, and other devices to support independent living. The goal of this event is to promote interdisciplinary research alliances to develop and evaluate innovative solutions that assist older adults to remain in their own home.
UTHealth-Rice Collaboration Event - IoT and Aging in Place
January 30, 2020 / 4-7 PM
Cizik School of Nursing Auditorium
6901 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030 (view parking map pdf)
Co-Chairs: Dr. Marcie O’Malley (Rice) & Dr. Constance Johnson (UTHealth)
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4:00 – 4:30 PM – Arrival and Light Refreshments
Part I – Overview Presentations
4:30 – 4:50 PM -- Opening Remarks by Event Co-Chairs
Dr. Constance Johnson – Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Marcia O’Malley – ENRICH Office and Mission at TMC
Seed Grant Opportunity Announcement led by Drs. O’Malley and Johnson
Keynote speaker – Dr. Carmel Dyer, Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine – Aging in Place
4:50 – 6:00 PM –Three Minute Presentations by Rice University, UTHealth and University of Houston Representatives
Part II – Networking Session, Tour of Smart Apartment & Reception
6:08 – 7:00 PM
Directions and Parking
- TMC Parking Garages
- UTHealth Shuttle
- Rice University Shuttle
The UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing is located at the corner of Holcombe Boulevard and Bertner Avenue (street address: 6901 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030). Parking is available across the street from the school at the Mays Clinic Garage. Metro Buses 004, 028, 060, 087, 292, 297 and 298 stop near the school and connect with TMC Transit Center. Click here for Metro schedules.
The UTHealth Shuttle stops at the Cizik School of Nursing, and any UTHealth student or employee presenting a university ID may ride the shuttle free of charge from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here for UTHealth Shuttle information.
Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD is Professor in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at McGovern Medical School. She has served as a clinician, researcher, educator, and administrator for more than 25 years. Her current work focuses on the promotion of comprehensive, age-appropriate care to older adults, delivered by health professionals trained to do so.