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Marilyn Gugliucci, PhD

Director of Geriatrics Education and Research, University of New England

Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci is a professor and the director for geriatrics education and research at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), and director of U-ExCEL (UNE~Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults.

Her Learning by Living research project, a UNECOM signature program, “admits” medical students into nursing homes to live the life of an elder resident for 2 weeks. She also conducts research on older adult function, falls, and proprioception.

She serves on a number national executive boards for organizations focused on aging and is the immediate past chair for the Gerontological Society of America Health Sciences Section (1,730 members).

In Maine, she is currently the past president of the Maine Gerontological Society, and on the Board of Directors for the Maine Council on Aging and the newly formed SAGE Maine for GLBT older adults, and serves on the Hospice of Southern Maine Ethics Committee, among others. Dr. Gugliucci also served on the board for Maine Legal Services for the Elderly from 2000-2012.

Dr. Gugliucci was awarded the 2013 Innovations in Clinical Medicine Education Award for her Learning by Living project; the 2012 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Hiram Friedsam Mentorship Award for her excellence in mentoring students, faculty, and administrators in the field of aging; and the 2012 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and MaineToday Media, Inc. Health Care Hero Award for her excellence, dedication, innovation, compassion and exemplary achievements as a health care educator in Maine.