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Nine chosen to receive funding for geriatric social work research

Well-Being of Older Assisted Living Facility Residents

Richard Benoit Francouer, PhD
Columbia University
Research Topic: Comorbid Diabetes, Vascular Conditions, and Masked Depression in Older Adults

Chang-ming Hsieh, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Topic: Using Client Satisfaction to Improve Case Management Services for the Elderly

Karen Lincoln, PhD
University of Washington
Research Topic: Race Differences in Social Relations Among Older Adults

Sandra Magana, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Topic: Latino and African American Aging Caregivers

Carmen Morano, PhD
University of Maryland
Research Topic: A Longitudinal Design Testing the Effectiveness of a Culturally Informed Psychoeducational Intervention with African American AD Caregivers

Mitsuko Nakashima, PhD
University of Maryland
Research Topic: Japanese and Koren Elders' Use of Traditional and Western Health Services in the US: Cultural Values, Beliefs and Behaviors in Health Maintenance

Philip Rozario, PhD
Adelphi University School of Social Work
Research topic: Successful Aging with Chronic Illness: Examining Activities and Strategies in Maintaining Well-Being and Personal Meaning in Later Life

The Scholars were selected by a National Program Committee of well-respected leaders in the field of social work: Dr. Amanda Barusch, University of Utah; Dr. David Biegel, Case Western Reserve University; Dr. Nancy Hooyman, University of Washington, Seattle; Dr. Amy Horowitz, The Lighthouse, International; Dr. Rosalie Kane, University of Minnesota; Dr. James Lubben, University of California, Los Angeles; Dr. Deborah Padgett, New York University; and Dr. Marsha Mallick Seltzer, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

It is estimated that there are over 600,000 practicing social workers in the United States. While most social workers report t
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Contact: Christina Leone
cleone@geron.org
202-842-1275
The Gerontological Society of America
12-May-2003


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