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The Gerontological Society of america Announces 2008 Hartford Faculty Scholars
Date:4/28/2008

Ten outstanding geriatric social work faculty members have been chosen as the newest inductees into the Hartford Faculty Scholars Program, a venture funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, administered by The Gerontological Society of America, and directed by Dr. Barbara Berkman. The individuals who receive this distinction are provided with opportunities for professional development and $100,000 in funding over the next two years for research on topics related to improving health and care for older adults and their caregivers.

Now in its ninth year, the award aims to improve the well-being of older adults by increasing the number of adequately trained geriatric social workers. Listed below are the new faculty scholars and the primary topics of their research.

Richard Beaulaurier, PhD
Florida International University
School of Social Work
Research Focus: Older Latinos and HIV: Provider Perspectives

Victoria Rizzo, PhD
Columbia University
School of Social Work
Research Focus: A Social Work Care Coordination Program for Osteoarthritis: A Pilot Study

Banghwa Lee Casado, PhD
University of Maryland
School of Social Work
Research Focus: An Examination of the Caregiving Experience and Home and Community-Based Services Needs among Caregivers of Older Korean Americans

Louise Quijano, PhD
Colorado State University
School of Social Work
Research Focus: Vida Tranquila II: A Skills-Based Therapeutic Intervention for Older Latino Primary Care Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Rita Chou, PhD
University of South Carolina
College of Social Work
Research Focus: Job Satisfaction and Productive Aging: A Longitudinal Study of Older Workers Based on a Nationally Representative Sampl
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Contact: Todd Kluss
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202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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