Student Competition
Find out about the Annual Student Competition. See the flyer.
If you wish to register, please contact Dr. Kathleen Murphy at
Include your first and last name, your school's name, and your preferred email address.

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The 6th Annual H-GEC Interdisciplinary Student Team Competition, January - April 2013

Team C.H.A.N.G.E. (Changing, Honoring, Advocating, Noble Geriatric Educators) won the Fifth Annual H-GEC Interdisciplinary Student Team Competition. Members are (from left to right): Jeffrey Chen (UTHealth, Dental Hygiene), Sitara Joseph (UTHealth, Public Health), George Huang (Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine), LaShana Mims (UH, Social Work), Margaret Peggy Blake, PhD (UH, Faculty Liaison), Lindsey Rucker (UH, Communication/Speech), Claire Rosenkild (UH, Communication/Speech), Krystal Lutz (TWU, Physical Therapy), and Kathleen Nguygen, Team Leader (TWU, Occupational Therapy).

Students from four local universities participated in the sixth annual H-GEC Interdisciplinary Student Competion. The 55 students enrolled were divided into five teams. This year's focus was to see if the establishing of "Memory Cafe" programs for Alzheimer's patients and their family/caretakers would serve well in underserved neighborhoods. See also the article from the UTHealth School of Nursing Newsroom, "Highlights from the 2013 H-GEC Interprofessional Student Team Competition" (April 22, 2013).

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H-GEC Geriatric Interdisciplinary Student Team Competition Wins First Place in the Annual Innovations in Health Science blue ribbonEducation Competition

An entry by Carmel Dyer, M.D. and Sharon K. Ostwald, Ph.D., R.N.,  project directors of the Houston Geriatric Education Center, won first prize in the annual Innovations in Health Science Education competition held by The University of Texas System during a two-day conference in San Antonio, May 18-19, 2011. The winning project, “Geriatric Interdisciplinary Student Team Competition,” won an award of $7,500 from the 7th Annual Innovations in Health Science Education Conference. Visit the UTHealth news room for the full story. See also the article, "UTHealth geriatric education program turns students into ombudmen" (June 10, 2011).