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During the 21st IAGG World Congress, the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) held Committee elections, establishing new leadership for 2017-2021. 

President: Jaime Hughes, PhD Dr. Hughes is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Health Services Research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Durham, NC. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MPH and MSW degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. As a health services researcher, she focuses on developing and disseminating multicomponent sleep and physical activity interventions for frail older adults. She also served in multiple leadership roles with the Gerontological Society of America’s Emerging

Scholar and Professional Organization.


Vice President: Saima Rajabali Saima is a PhD candidate in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She previously studied medicine and medical sciences at Baqai Medical University, Pakistan, and the University of Alberta. Her research interests include healthy aging, chronic disease self-management, geriatric clinical trials and involvement of older adults as research partners.


Secretary/Treasurer: Justine Irving Justine is a PhD candidate, currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in gerontology for Flinders University in South Australia while also undertaking a doctorate in gerontology. Justine has a Master of Gerontology, Bachelor of Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism and has a diverse working history comprising research and management consulting roles.

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