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Prestigious Hartford grants bolster awardees' social work research
Date:10/28/2011

Twelve outstanding students have been chosen as the newest participants in the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work. The program is funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, administered by The Gerontological Society of America, and directed by James Lubben, DSW, MPH.

Each fellow receives a $50,000 dissertation grant plus $20,000 in matching support from his or her home institution, which enables the recipient to more fully concentrate on a dissertation research project over the next two years. Fellows also receive supplemental academic career guidance and mentoring, as well as professional development enabling them to more successfully launch an academic career in gerontology and social work.

This year's cohort consists of:

Jean Balestrery
University of Michigan School of Social Work Dissertation Topic: Culture and Communication in Rural Alaska's Health and Social Services

Keith Tsz-Kit Chan
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Dissertation Topic: Examining the Measurement of Physical and Psychological Health and Their Relationship to Acculturation for Older Asian Americans

Noelle LeCrone Fields
The Ohio State University College of Social Work Dissertation Topic: Aging in Place in Assisted Living: Understanding the Personal and Environmental Factors that Influence Length of Stay

Angela Ghesquiere
Columbia University School of Social Work Dissertation Topic: Patterns and Outcomes of Bereavement Support-Seeking Among Older Adults with Complicated Grief and Bereavement-Related Depression

Jennifer C. Greenfield
Washington University School of Social Work Dissertation Topic: How Does the Caregiving Experience Affec
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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