The mission of the Global Aging and Community Initiative is to create new knowledge focused on the health and well-being of older persons worldwide through collaborative research across a broad global scientific community.
Dr. Zimmer attended a workshop sponsored by the ADDAPT working group (Addressing Disparities in the Distribution and Assessment of Pain and Its Treatments) of ACTTION on December 7-8 in Potomac, Maryland. The workshop was entitled “Pain, Pain Treatment, and Inequality: High-Priority Findings and Gaps in Pain Disparities Research”. At the workshop, Dr. Zimmer presented research conducted in collaboration with Dr. Anna Zajacova of Western University – “A Comparative Look at Pain Prevalence – Europe and Canada”.
The second research team meeting for the Linking Spiritually and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy project was held earlier this month at Mount Saint Vincent University. International collaborators traveled from Taiwan, Japan, the US, and the UK to kick-off the third and final year of the project. A new postdoctoral scholar from the University of Winnipeg also attended the meeting and will be joining the GACI later this fall. At the meeting, the research team set goals for the third year of the project, conducted statistical analyses, and worked on writing and editing several manuscripts.