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Mehrotra to receive GSA's 2011 Minority Mentorship Award
Date:8/2/2011

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging has chosen Chandra Mehrotra, of the College of St. Scholastica as the 2011 recipient of the Task Force on Minority Issues in Gerontology Outstanding Mentorship Award.

This distinguished honor is given annually to an individual who has exemplified outstanding commitment and dedication to mentoring minority researchers in the field of aging.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 18 to 22 in Boston, MA. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit www.geron.org/annualmeeting for further details.

Mehrotra is a professor of psychology, dean of special projects, and director of research training programs in aging at the College of St. Scholastica. He directs faculty training programs in aging research with support provided by the National Institute on Aging, the National Institutes of Health, and the John A. Hartford Foundation. He specifically was instrumental in developing the annual Institute on Aging and Social Work, a training and mentoring program for social work faculty with a special emphasis on serving ethnic minority faculty. To date the program has served 105 faculty members, 40 percent of whom have been members of ethnic minority populations.

Mehrotra's books include "Teaching and Aging," "Distance Learning: Principles for Effective Design, Delivery and Evaluation," "Measuring Up: Educational Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology," and "Aging and Diversity, Second Edition." He has guest-edited two special issues of Educational Gerontology: "Strengthening Gerontology and Geriatrics Education" and "Fostering Aging Research in Underg
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Contact: Todd Kluss
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The Gerontological Society of America
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