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Lois A. Bowers

Lois A. Bowers

Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She holds a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University (media management) and is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

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Clinical briefs for Friday, Aug. 14

Assisted living prevalence makes Florida attractive for CDC’s COVID vaccine pilot program … National Institute on Aging grant aims to create roadmap for COVID-19 trials in nursing homes … PHI suggests improvements for Biden’s national caregiving plan … Dr. Anthony Fauci doubts Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective … UCSF scientists create an anti-COVID-19 nasal spray … CDC director warns of possible “worst fall” ever if COVID-19 guidelines aren’t followed

Clinical briefs for Thursday, Aug. 13

More than 900 healthcare workers have died of COVID-19; most are people of color … Stay-at-home orders are significantly associated with reduced spread of COVID-19, study finds … Aging memories may not be ‘worse,’ just ‘different’ … Treatment halts memory loss in mice with dementia

Beth Burnham Mace

Meet Beth Burnham Mace, Hall of Honor inductee

Over the past two decades, Beth Burnham Mace’s work has helped turn the senior housing and care sector into a mainstream institutional investment asset class by increasing transparency to a wide range of investors and capital providers.

Meet Katie Potter, Hall of Honor inductee

Katherine “Katie” Potter has played sports for as long as she can remember and carries the lessons learned from that involvement — the power of teamwork, physical activity and healthy competition — into the workplace.

Women of Distinction 2020: JoAnne Reifsnyder

2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor inductee JoAnne Reifsnyder, executive vice president, clinical operations, and chief nursing officer, Genesis HealthCare, Kennett Square, PA, shares why she was drawn to eldercare at a young age. She also discusses her greatest accomplishment, the biggest surprise of her career and where she sees the industry heading post COVID-19.

Meet Vassar Byrd, Hall of Honor inductee

Vassar Byrd didn’t start her professional life in senior living. Holding a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics, she first spent more than 10 years as an economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce, The Advisory Board Company and ECONorthwest.

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