The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community is pleased to announce that Dr. Katie Greenan, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, and Dr. Elizabeth Moore, associate professor in the Department of Interprofessional Health and Aging Studies, have been named CAC-CICOA Fellows for 2023-2025.
The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) – CICOA Fellowship is an ongoing, two-year, collaborative fellowship program that supports faculty from across UIndy in leveraging expertise through innovative approaches to meeting the needs of older adults. Greenan and Moore will work with CAC and its community partner CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions over a two-year period to develop projects that will provide the fellows with an opportunity for applied research that will enhance or create services, programs, education/training, or business processes in order to support healthy aging.
The two Fellows make up the third cohort of CAC-CICOA Fellows. Dr. Kara Cecil, assistant professor of public health, and Dr. Rebecca Sorley, professor of music, are finishing their fellowships terms and continue to conduct applied research on projects related to identifying the needs of older adults providing kinship care and the health benefits of music therapy, respectively.
Dr. Heidi Ewen and Liz Whiteacre are the two continuing Fellows. Ewen is conducting research on the need for affordable housing for older adults in Central Indiana and Whiteacre is planning a series of poetry workshops designed to build resilience in older adults and those who serve them.