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The Gerontological Society of America chooses 2006 Hartford Faculty Scholars

Twelve 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.

Now in its seventh 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.

Kathryn Betts Adams, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Research Topic: Subthreshold depression among older adults in congregate housing: Characterization and screening
Institutional Sponsor: David Biegel
National Research Mentor: Amy Horowitz

Harriet L. Cohen, PhD
Texas Christian University
Research Topic: Narratives of forgiveness among older Holocaust survivors
Institutional Sponsor: Roberta Greene
National Research Mentor: Betty Kramer

Joy Swanson Ernst, PhD
Hood College
Research Topic: Risk and protective factors for caregiver neglect of older adults: a study of adult protective services case records
Institutional Sponsor: Kerry J. Strank
National Research Mentor: Jordan Kosberg

Denise Gammonley, PhD
University of Central Florida
Research Topic: Nursing home psychosocial care for older adults with a history of mental health treatment
Institutional Spronsor: Eileen Mazur
National Research Mentor: Rosalie Kane

Daniel S. Gardner, PhD
New York University
Research Topic: An explanatory evaluation of a psychoeducational multifamily group for older adults with advanced canc
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-842-1275
The Gerontological Society of America
2-May-2006


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