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The Gerontological Society of America chooses 2007 Hartford Faculty Scholars

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.

Now in its eighth 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.

Malitta Engstrom, PhD
The University of Chicago
School of Social Service Administration

Research Topic: Women, Incarceration, and Substance Abuse: Caregiving Grandmothers as a Missing Link in Family Intervention
Institutional Sponsor: Sydney Hans
National Research Mentor: Nancy Hooyman

Anna Faul, PhD
University of Louisville
Kent School of Social Work

Research Topic: A Multilevel Existing Data Study on Health Utilization for Older Adults Suffering From Diabetes
Institutional Sponsor: Michiel van Zyl
National Research Mentor: Namkee Choi

Caroline Rosenthal Gelman, PhD
New York University
School of Social Work

Research Topic: Evaluating a Community-based, Multi-component Intervention for Latino Family Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Institutional Sponsor: Deborah Padgett
National Research Mentor: Letha Chadiha

Faith Hopp, PhD
Wayne State University
School of Social Work

Research Topic: Barriers and Facilitators to Heart Failure Care in Urban Settings
Institutional Sponsor: Anna Santiago
National Research Mentor: Deborah Waldrop

David Jenkins, PhD
Texas C
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-842-1275
The Gerontological Society of America
25-Apr-2007


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