The Leon and Josephine Winkelman Memorial Lecture was established at the University of Michigan School of Social Work by the Winkelman brothers - Stanley J., John, Frederick R., and Henry R. - as a memorial to their parents.
The lecture series provides a forum for the presentation of new and emerging knowledge from the social sciences and the helping professions in the field of gerontology, and for the discussion of the application of such knowledge to the development of social policy, the organization and management of social welfare services, and the delivery of social work services.
This event is complimentary - Registration is required
This lecture addresses the unique life circumstances of older Arab Americans in the United States. It addresses issues with regards to health and mental health including cognitive aging among the population.
Dr. Kristine J. Ajrouch, Professor of Sociology, Eastern Michigan University, Adjunct Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Dr. Kristine J. Ajrouch is Professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University, and Adjunct Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan where she co-directs the Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD). Her research has focused, for over twenty-five years, on Middle Eastern/Arab Americans. Dr. Ajrouch's research has been published in high-impact journals and has considerable significance for the U.S. Census, with whom she has been consulting for several years, on the feasibility of including Middle East/North African as a separate category. Her current work, funded by the National Institute of Aging, addresses social and contextual aspects of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). She is leading efforts to establish prevalence levels of AD among Middle Eastern/Arab Americans aged 65 and older in the metro Detroit area as well as adapt an AD caregiver intervention program to meet the needs of Middle Eastern/Arab American families.
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