Expert on Effects of Trauma Over the Lifespan Named Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Director

ITHACA, NY—The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute has named Barbara Ganzel as its new director. Ganzel comes to the institute from the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and the Department of Human Development at Cornell University, where she directed a neuroimaging research laboratory, advised both undergraduate and graduate research students, and taught courses in neuroscience and human development. She succeeds Rhoda Meador, who served as director from 2011–15 and remains with the institute as Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center Program Coordinator. Ganzel holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in developmental psychology, and she recently respecialized in clinical social work (LMSW) with a focus on end-of-life care. Her current research focuses on identifying and relieving stress and trauma at the end of life.  At Cornell, her Lifespan Affective Neuroscience Lab used the tools…


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