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Hartford grants increase support for geriatric social work training
Date:6/17/2009

enables the awardees to concentrate fully on their dissertation research projects over the next two years.

Fellows also receive supplemental academic career guidance and mentoring, as well as professional development to help them successfully launch an academic career in gerontology and social work. James Lubben, DSW, MPH, of Boston College directs the national program committee that selects the fellows. The newest cohort is listed below:

Kimberly J. Johnson
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Dissertation Topic: Volunteering Among Surviving Spouses: The Impact of Volunteer Activity on the Health of the Recently Widowed

Dennis Kao
University of Southern California
Dissertation Topic: State Variations in Linguistic Competency Policies and the Effects on Access to Health Services Among Older Immigrant Populations

Nine outstanding individuals have been chosen as the newest inductees into the Hartford Faculty Scholars Program. They will be provided with opportunities for professional development and $100,000 in funding over the next two years.

Now in its tenth year, the award aims to improve the lives of older adults by increasing the number of adequately trained geriatric social workers. Barbara Berkman, DSW, PhD, of Columbia University directs the national program committee that selects the recipients. Listed below are the new faculty scholars and their primary research topics:

Keith Anderson, PhD
The Ohio State University
Research Topic: Family Caregiving for Holocaust Survivors: Understanding the Effects of Trauma

Sunha Choi, PhD
SUNY at Binghamton
Research Topic: Disparities in Out-of-Pocket Financial Burden and Total Health Care Expenditures Among Recently-Arrived Olde
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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