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2018 Jack and Laura Lee Blanton Lectureship in Nursing
"From clinical insight to research to practice: the CAPABLE program"

Presented by: Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, Professor and Director of PhD Program at Johns Hopkins University

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Reception to follow

Location: NUR 1.108 | School of Nursing | 1710 Red River, Austin, TX

Admission: Free Admission – Open to the Public

Parking: Parking for this event is available for a fee in Trinity Garage (TRG) at the corner of MLK and Trinity.


If you need accommodation to participate in this event or you are a faculty member who would like to bring a class, please contact Jasmine Center at or 512-471-8036.

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, and 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 will be this year’s Jack and Laura Lee Blanton Lecture in Nursing presenter. Her topic is “From Clinical Insight to Research to Practice: the CAPABLE Program.”

Her work focuses on ways to help older adults “age in place” as they grow older. These include ways to improve the social determinants of health such as modifying housing and improving access to food. She 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 and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

The American Academy of Nursing recently recognized Dr. Szanton as an Academy Edge Runner for her successful intervention, “Community Aging in Place: Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE).” The Academy’s Raise the Voice Edge Runner initiative recognizes nurse-designed models of care or interventions which improve health, impact cost and influence policy.

Dr. Szanton is associate director for policy at the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at Johns Hopkins as well as 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 has been by funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, and the AARP Foundation.

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