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Hartford grants increase support for geriatric social work training

mmittee that selects the fellows. The newest cohort is listed below:

Louanne Bakk
Michigan State University
Dissertation Topic: Gender and Racial Disparities in Cost-Related Medication Non-adherence: The Effect of Medicare Part-D and Factors Impacting Compliance Among Older Women and Blacks

Melissa Brown
Boston College
Dissertation Topic: The Work-Eldercare Interface: Workplace Flexibility and Well-Being Among Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Daniel Kaplan
Columbia University
Dissertation Topic: Home Health Care for Persons with Cognitive Impairment: The Influence of Home Health Care Agency Characteristics on the Relationship Between Consumer Cognitive Status and Service Volume and Cost

Tam Elizabeth Perry
Regents of the University of Michigan
Dissertation Topic: Leaving Home Later in Life: Negotiating Moves Among Older Adults and their Networks in the Mid-western United States

Six 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 eleventh 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:

Leslie Hasche
University of Kansas
Research Topic: Measuring and Understanding Organizational Readiness to Adopt Health IDEAS

Eunjeong Ko
San Diego State University
Research Topic: Advance Care Planning and Low-Income Older Adults: Consideratio

Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America

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