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Issues in Aging Conference 2021

Watch the Zoom recording of the April 19 conference. (CEs not available to viewers of recording.)
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Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours for Professionals

The IOG's outreach program offers more than 100 presentations each year free to social workers, nurses and other professionals who work with older adults. During the pandemic, these are offered via Zoom and require pre-registration. Most programs offer 1 - 3 CEs or contact hours nursing. Topics vary and are always presented by subject-matter experts. Recent topics have included:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Anxiety, Depression and Despair have Consequences
  • Manage Chronic Pain before it Manages You
  • Culture, Sensitivity and You

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Student Training

WSU graduate students can pursue their PhD in their home departments/programs and obtain additional research mentorship and professional development at the IOG. For more information contact Gail Jensen Summers, PhD, Director of the Pre-doctoral Training Program at 313-664-2622, or

Pre-Doctoral Training Program Details
Current Trainee Profiles
Faculty Mentors
Research Colloquia -The IOG hosts research presentations given by national speakers and community professionals on topics related to aging and health. Held twice monthly on Tuesdays, September through May. These include professional development seminars aimed at graduate students.

Current Colloquia Schedule

Join Listserv for IOG Research Colloquia - This link will take you to a sign-up for targeted e-newsletters from the IOG and the affiliated Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute (MPSI).  Simply check the lists you would like to join. Announcements are sent through Contant Contact, so make sure you allow Constant Contact emails into your inbox. Questions? Email Cheryl Deep at  

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is administered by the School of Social Work 

This 12-credit hour program prepares graduate students, individual practitioners, and professionals to work in the field of aging by providing additional academic expertise. Contact the School of Social Work for details.