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School of Business Hosts Free Seminar On the Joys of Caring for Older Adults, June 19

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Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University
718-780-4137

LIU Brooklyn School of Business Hosts Free Seminar Brooklyn, N.Y. – A free seminar on “The Joys of Caring for Older Adults” will take place at LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences on Wednesday, June 19.

The keynote speaker is the chief medical officer for Archcare, Dr. Frederick Sherman, who has been practicing, teaching and writing about geriatrics for more than three decades.

Also speaking will be James O’Neal, director of community outreach for CenterLight Healthcare, who will discuss the limited choices available for Medicare and Medicaid recipients as it becomes mandatory for them to join a managed healthcare plan.

The event, hosted by the Advanced Certificate in Gerontology Administration program at LIU Brooklyn, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the campus’s Health Sciences Building, Room 121. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sherman has worked in geriatric programs in academic, acute, fee-for-service, long-term and managed care settings. He was the recipient of the first annual American Geriatrics Society’s Clinician of the Year Award in 1990 and was honored as “Teacher of the Year” in 1983, 2000 and 2004 by the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he is a clinical professor. In 2001, he became the medical editor of Geriatrics, a clinical journal that addresses the health issues of middle-aged and older adults. He is the author of over 100 publications spanning the education of health care professionals in geriatrics, systems of health care for the elderly and office-based, functional assessment.

In 2008, Dr. Sherman received the prestigious Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism award, deemed the “Pulitzer Prize” of business journalism, for his editorials in Geriatrics. He has been an International Visiting Professor in Geriatrics in India and Taiwan, as well as numerous academic medical centers throughout the United States. In 2009, he assumed the position of Chief Medical Officer for Community and Managed Care Services in Archcare, formerly known as the Catholic Health Care System of the Archdiocese of New York. 

LIU Brooklyn’s NASPAA-accredited M.P.A. degree with specialization in health administration prepares professionals for managerial positions in today’s growing and increasingly complex health care sector faced with an aging population. The program also offers a stand-alone Advanced Certificate in Gerontology Administration (15 credits) through one of two tracks: Nursing Home Administration, approved by New York State Department of Health, and Aging Services in the Community.

Please register for the seminar by June 12 by calling (718) 488-1070 or email maria.yangas@liu.edu. For more information, call Dr. Beverly Lyons at (718) 488-1071.

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Posted 06/04/2013

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