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DEC 18The December 2012 version of our quarterly newsletter, Elder Abuse Bytes, is now available at our newsletter archive page
DEC  11368+ Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Guide for CA Law Enforcement is available for Droid devices and mobile web, free of charge for a limited time only!
DEC 4-7UC Irvine geriatrician Dr. Laura Mosqueda and prosecutor Paul Greenwood to speak at the California District Attorneys Association's symposium on elder abuse.
NOV 26The New York Times has helped publicize the new guidebook, "Protect Your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation," presented by the National Center on Elder Abuse.
NOV 14Congratulations to Orange Label Advertising for their W3 2012 Silver Award for creating the PSA for Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse
NOV 11Center of Excellence salutes the nation's veterans
NOV 08The National Center on Elder Abuse is co-sponsoring a webinar called, "Victim Services and Elder Abuse Coalitions: Collaborative Partners and Stakeholders for Strategic Planning"
OCT 30UC Irvine Geriatrician, Dr. Lisa Gibbs, to present at the 2012 Elder Abuse Symposium in Alhambra, California
OCT 27-31Center of Excellence exhibited at the 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Public Health Association
OCT 24-25Center of Excellence staff exhibited at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving 25th Annual National Summit and Training Institute
OCT 17Geriatrician Dr. Chinh Le gives an elder abuse presentation in Vietnamese at St. Anselm's Cross-Cultural Community Center in Orange, CA
OCT 16-18The Center of Excellence to present at the 2012 National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Conference in Phoenix, AZ
OCT 11UC Irvine's Program in Geriatrics is awarded $1 million by the U.S. Administration on Aging to combat elder abuse.
OCT 11The Center of Excellence to host a meeting of Northern California Multidisciplinary Teams to build an elder justice network in California
SEP 27Register now for the free webinar, "Taking the Guesswork Out of APS Findings," which started as a Center of Excellence research project and has gained national attention
SEP 26All are invited to attend the first fundraiser for Ageless Alliance: a social justice movement united against elder abuse! Please RSVP by September 24 to
SEP 21UC Irvine Geriatrician, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, to speak at the 20th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, “Beyond Memory: Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia.”
SEP 20UC Irvine geriatrician, Laura Mosqueda, to speak at the 2012 Advanced Symposium for Coroners in Orange, CA.
SEP 10-13Program in Geriatrics will be represented by its staff at the 2012 National Home and Community Based Services Conference in Arlington, VA
AUG 15The first webinar in the series, “Elder Abuse in Diverse Communities” features Dr. Ailee Moon, who discusses elder abuse in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
JUL 31The Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse to host a meeting of all Southern California Multidisciplinary Teams focused on the prevention and detection of elder abuse
JUL 27Mary Twomey, MSW, co-director of the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect, to speak at the UCSF School of Dentistry
JUL 25Gerontologist Dr. Kerry Burnight featured on Dr. Drew Pinsky's show on HLN to speak about elder abuse in light of recent allegations within the Jackson family
JUL 23Dr. Laura Mosqueda will represent the UC Irvine Program in Geriatrics at The Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs, Inc. (the ADGAP) meeting in New York
JUL 14Mary Twomey, MSW, co-director of the Center of Excellence, to speak on elder abuse for the Call Kira About Aging Radio Show
JUL 7-11The Center of Excellence will be represented in Denver at the n4A 37th Annual Conference and Tradeshow
JUN 15Join us in commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15th, 2012 at the Beckman Center in Irvine from 10:00-11:30am
JUN 14President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation officially declaring that June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!
JUN 14The White House will host an event to commemorate the 7th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Co-directors Mary Twomey and Laura Mosqueda to attend.
JUN 13Ageless Alliance is our new social justice movement united against elder abuse. Find out how you can get involved!
JUN 13The Center of Excellence is proud to announce the launch of its latest social justice movement, the Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse.
JUN 05Mary Twomey, MSW, co-director of the Center of Excellence, to be the featured presenter in an upcoming free webinar by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
MAY 31The Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center to participate in a convening of all four forensic centers in California in hopes of optimizing its efforts to serve the vulnerable.
MAY 30Co-Director Mary Twomey to be the keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse conference
MAY 21Mary Twomey, MSW, co-director of the Center of Excellence, received the Advocacy Award at the 7th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse by Legal Assistance for Seniors in Oakland
APR 27UC Irvine experts will provide training in local nursing homes thanks to the settlement of a class-action lawsuit that found inadequate staffing at several facilities around California.
APR 27Join the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day video campaign by posting your own short video clip to UCI's Elder Abuse YouTube channel! Submissions are due by April 27th.
APR 24The Schwartz Center Rounds aim to increase insight into social and emotional aspects of patient care.
APR 24Dr. Steven Tam to present on best practices in the identification and management of elder abuse and neglect in a medical setting
APR 23-25Center of Excellence co-director, Mary Twomey, MSW, to speak in Chicago at "Seeing with New Eyes," a summit on elder abuse and faith.
APR 23-25Mary Twomey, MSW, co-director of the Center of Excellence, to speak in Chicago at a conference by Safe Havens to discuss current issues in the field of elder abuse and faith.
APR 13Join the movement to reauthorize the Older Americans Act by visiting our PopVox page and writing directly to Congress!
APR 07Mary Twomey, MSW, co-director of the Center of Excellence, contributed to a recent article on the nationwide lack of oversight of elderly care.
MAR 30-31CoE faculty to partner with other family violence experts at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
MAR 30Kerry Burnight, PhD, UC Irvine Geriatrics, presented at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
MAR 29-31The Center of Excellence will be represented at the 2012 Aging in America Conference. Come visit our booths and participate in our Elder Abuse sessions
MAR 26UC Irvine Program in Geriatrics has received a major grant to prevent elder abuse in long-term care facilities. The grant will be used to train professionals and provide resources for victims and their loved ones
MAR 23Drs. Laura Mosqueda and Kerry Burnight to present on elder abuse and aging at Supervisor Pat Bates' South County Senior Summit
FEB 06AARP TV - Inside E Street visits OC's Elder Abuse Forensic Center in "Elder Abuse: A hidden epidemic is slowly coming out of the shadows"
JAN 10The vulnerable, fast-growing U.S. elderly population’s increasing dependence on caretakers and relatives is a “recipe for disaster,” UC Irvine’s Dr. Laura Mosqueda tells USA Today.
JAN 01Wiglesworth & Mosqueda's study of People with Dementia as Witnesses to Emotional Events highlighted in National Institute of Justice's Research Report Digest