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Penn State Harrisburg to host smart-home symposium on the future of aging

Penn State Harrisburg’s Smart Home Research Initiative will host a virtual symposium titled “The Future of Aging: Smart Home Technology, Healthcare, Research, and Practice” on April 9. The symposium will bring together public and private entities that share interests in advancing innovations that improve the quality of life for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Harrisburg panel discussion centers on health disparities and COVID-19

People of color have suffered disproportionately from COVID-19, but this is not surprising, according to members of a panel during Penn State Harrisburg's recent “Health Disparities in the Age of COVID-19” discussion. The panelists said the health industry has long produced worse outcomes for underrepresented populations, adding that it does not have to be this way.

Elizabeth Tisdell named distinguished professor

Elizabeth Tisdell, professor of lifelong learning and adult education, has been named a distinguished professor by the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. She is one of 13 faculty University-wide named as a distinguished professor for 2021.