Kara B. Dassel, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE
  • Assistant Dean, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program , College Of Nursing
  • Professor, College Of Nursing

Professional Service

  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education . Chair, Advancement Committee. 02/01/2023 - 02/01/2025
  • Gerontological Society of America. Publications, Programs, and Products Committee. 01/01/2022 - 01/01/2024
  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education. Chair, Awards Committee. 01/01/2021 - 01/01/2023
  • Sigma Phi Omegan International Gerontological Honors Society . Secretary . 06/01/2020 - 05/31/2022
  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education Program of Merit Committee. Application reviewer. 02/03/2020 - present
  • Aging & Mental Health . Ad hoc reviewer. 01/01/2020 - present
  • Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Caregiver Interest Group Task Force. Member . 01/01/2020 - present
  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education . Role: Member. Awards Committee . 01/01/2020 - 01/29/2021
  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education Awards Review Panel. Member. 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2020
  • Gerontology & Geriatrics Education . Ad hoc reviewer. 01/01/2019 - present
  • Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Ad hoc reviewer. 11/01/2016 - present
  • Gerontological Society of America. Role: Member. John Hartford Change AGEnt. 05/04/2016 - present
  • Utah Aging Alliance. Role: President. President. 09/25/2015 - 09/30/2016
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Role: Member. Accreditation Committee of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education . 08/01/2015 - 03/04/2017
  • Gerontological Society of America. Role: Member. AGHE representative to GSA Research, Education, and Practice Committee. 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2016
  • Journal of Educational Gerontology. Editorial board member. 12/01/2014 - present
  • C-FAHR. Role: Member. Member of family and health research consortium. 11/01/2014 - present
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Role: Member. Accreditation and Competency Committee. 11/01/2014 - 12/01/2016
  • Utah Aging Alliance. Role: President-elect. President-elect. 10/01/2014 - 09/25/2015
  • Music and Memory Coalition . Board member. 01/01/2014 - 02/01/2015
  • Utah Aging Ailliance. Role: Member at large. Member of executive board. 10/11/2013 - 10/01/2014
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Institutional Representative . 09/01/2013 - present
  • Gerontological Society of America. Role: Editorial board member. Scholarly journal, "The Gerontologist". 08/01/2013 - present

Internal Service

  • Chair, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Advisory Committee. 01/01/2021 - present. College service.
  • Career-Line Faculty Appointment, Review, & Advancement Committee. Member, Vice-Chair, 08/01/2020 - 04/01/2023. College service.
  • Retention, Oversight, & Appointment Committee. Member, 08/01/2020 - 07/31/2022. College service.
  • Career Line Faculty Committee. Member, 08/01/2020 - 07/31/2022. College service.
  • One U for Caregiving Science. Member , 08/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Helen Lowe Bamberger Colby Presidential Endowed Chair in Gerontological Nursing Search Committtee. Member, 07/13/2016 - 07/01/2017. College service.
  • Transforming for Excellence Program (TEP). Committee member, 07/01/2016 - 04/28/2017. University service.
  • Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Advisory Committee. Chair, 01/01/2014 - 07/01/2017. College service.
  • Space Committee. Member, 10/01/2013 - 10/01/2014. College service.
  • Academic Programs Team . Member, 08/01/2013 - 07/01/2017. College service.
  • Doctoral and Master's Degree Program Committee. Member, 08/01/2013 - 07/01/2017. College service.
  • Center on Aging Steering Committee . Member, 08/01/2013 - 07/01/2017. University service.

Community Partnership

  • Board Member, Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association . 01/01/2022 - present
  • Utah Department of Health Healthy Aging Committee . 08/01/2020 - present
  • Board Member of OAGE (Ohio Association for Gerontological Educators). 07/01/2018 - present
  • Member of Alzheimer's Association State Chapter Board of Directors. 01/30/2015 - 06/01/2017

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow. University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators, 03/01/2020
  • Faculty Member of the Sigma Phi Omega Honor’s Society. Sigma Phi Omega, 08/01/2014

Affiliations

  • University of Utah Center on Aging Steering Committee , Member, 01/01/2021 - present
  • Utah Aging Alliance (UAA), Board member, 10/01/2013 - 12/01/2016
  • University of Utah Center on Aging (COA), Steering Board Committee Member, 08/01/2013 - 07/01/2017
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Institutional Rep, 08/01/2013 - present
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Member, 08/01/2003 - present

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