July 28, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CDT

Chronic Diseases and Medical Decision Making Workshop

Marina DePablo, MPH, DNP, RN,
Manager Patient Education, Patient Experience and Engagement Program
Marina will share the FY22 Shared Decision Making action plan for UCM, including an overview of the work that has been done to date, and some ideas for this next fiscal year.

For more information about the workshop, or if you would like to attend a workshop, please contact Aviva Nathan (


October 26, 2021
9th Annual Research Symposium



On March 17, 2021 R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD testified in front of the Senate Finance Committee.  The hearing title was A National Tragedy: COVID -19 in the Nation’s Nursing Homes.  This link provides the complete hearing:

Prof. Konetzka is the Louis Block Professor of Public Health Sciences and the College, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.  She is also an Associate Director for the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy (CDRP).

On May 21, 2020 Prof. Konetzka testified before the Senate Special Subcommittee on Aging to address the need for emergency resources for nursing homes at the start of the pandemic.  Here is the link to the complete testimony: