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The Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

“Seeking to Bend the Cost Curve by Applying Lessons Learned in Practice: The CAPABLE Project”

Lecture Description: While providing house calls in East and West Baltimore, Dr. Sarah Szanton saw the need to address housing as well as health care to decrease disability among older adults. In this talk, she will address the clinical observations that led to an active program of research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Affordable Care Act, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that has the possibility of saving tax dollars while improving lives.   

Sarah SzantonSarah L. Szanton, PhD, MS ’98, CRNP
Associate Professor 
Department of Community-Public Health
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, CRNP, is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She tests interventions to reduce health disparities among older adults and particularly focuses on ways to help older adults “age in place” as they grow older. Szanton completed undergraduate work in African-American Studies at Harvard University and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1993. She holds a nurse practitioner master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. She is principal faculty of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at Johns Hopkins; core faculty at the Center on Aging and Health, the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions; and adjunct faculty with the Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. She is currently funded by the NIH, the Center for Medicare and the Medicaid Services Innovation Center, and the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. 

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reception immediately following lecture.


University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Fee: Free to all.  Registration is required.

RSVP: Click here to register online.

For additional information: or 410-706-3767

1.0 nursing contact hour will be offered for this lecture at a cost of $30 for the certifícate.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Office of Professional Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. 

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