Eleven outstanding social work students have been chosen as the newest recipients of the prestigious Hartford Doctoral Fellowship, a program funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, administered by The Gerontological Society of America, and directed by Dr. James Lubben.
The following individuals will each receive a $50,000 dissertation grant plus $20,000 in matching support from their home institutions that will enable them to more fully concentrate on their dissertation research projects over the next two years:
Sharon Bowland, MSW
Washington University in St. Louis
Dissertation Chair: Tonya Edmond, PhD
Dissertation topic: "Evaluating a psycho-social-spiritual Intervention with older women who are survivors of interpersonal trauma"
Jeungkun Kim, MA, MSW
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dissertation chair: Karen Holden, PhD
Dissertation topic: Gender differences in labor force participation of older persons: An international perspective study."
Jewell Brazelton, MSW
The University of Chicago
Dissertation Chair: Gina Samuels, PhD
Dissertation topic: "African American women looking back: Making meaning of the disclosure process of incest survivors across the life course."
Marie McCormick, LCSW
Dissertation chair: Raymond Fox, PhD
Dissertation topic: "My body, my self: The meaning of the food-body-eating-self phenomenon in the lifeworld of the older woman."
John Cagle, MSW
Virginia Commonwealth University
Dissertation chair: Pamela Kovacs, PhD
Dissertation topic: "Long distance caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients: Sources of support and bereavement adjustment."
Rajean Moon, MS
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Dissertation chair: Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD
Dissertation topic: "National policy diffusion of cost sharing in the 2000 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act."