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Lecture: Aging, Race/Ethnicity, and Oral Health in the U.S.

The Gerontology Department, Gerontology Institute, and the Office of International and Transnational Affairs is sponsoring this presentation by Distinguished Gerontology alumna Bei Wu. Wu will also speak at the gerontology honor society (Sigma Phi Omega) induction ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m. Contact Jaimee Ryan at 617.287.7338 or for more information.

Bei Wu is the director of international research and a tenured professor at the Duke University School of Nursing. In addition, she is a professor at the Duke Global Health Institute and a senior fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Wu earned her doctoral degree in gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2000. Wu holds adjunct faculty appointments at Shanghai University and Wuhan University in China and at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina Greensboro in the United States. She is the author of more than 75 journal articles and book chapters and has co-edited 2 books. Wu is a regular reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and more than a dozen scholarly journals. An outstanding researcher, Wu has been principal investigator for research grants totally more than $4.4 million dollars focused on long-term care, dementia care, oral health disparities, cognitive health, and global aging. Wu is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

Refreshments will be served.

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