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Lisa A Watts

Meet a researcher: Caitlin Coyle, PhD ’14

Unlike many of her colleagues, Caitlin Coyle, PhD ’14, found the field of gerontology early in her studies. As an undergraduate at The Ohio State University, she assisted a doctoral candidate in health psychology with collecting data that was used… Continue Reading →

Debby Dodds, MAS ’14, is pioneering the use of technology to improve memory care

Alumna returns to Management of Aging Services master‘s program this semester to teach Technology & Aging When she enrolled in UMass Boston Gerontology’s Management of Aging Services master’s program, Debby Dodds was working in technology and helping her mother, who… Continue Reading →

State awards grant to UMass Boston Gerontology to build aging services workforce

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services has awarded UMass Boston Gerontology a $410,000 grant to pilot a program aimed at strengthening the aging services workforce. The innovative program, a collaboration with four Boston-area aging services agencies, is… Continue Reading →

OLLI offers free film series, virtual walking tours, and more for inspiration, discussion

Winter session of online presentations features films, discussions, and more from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston Living through the last few years of a global pandemic has taught us all about courage, resilience, and perseverance. So the Osher… Continue Reading →

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education names gerontology PhD students junior leaders

UMass Boston gerontology doctoral students Shan Qu and Yan-Jhu Su are serving as junior leaders of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), a program of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Qu, a first-year junior leader, is in… Continue Reading →

Kirsten Corazzini, PhD ’00: Changing the aging narrative, nurturing the next generation of scholars

Looking back, Kirsten Corazzini isn’t surprised that she has built her career in gerontology. For starters, “I was always the kid who had zero interest in babysitting but loved the opportunity to volunteer in a nursing home,” she says. In… Continue Reading →

Top 10 most-read stories for 2022

As we wrap up the calendar year, we looked back at the most-read stories in each issue of our newsletter, Advances, which launched in January 2022. The monthly top hits offer a taste of the range of work undertaken by… Continue Reading →

Meet a researcher: Edward Alan Miller

These days, Edward Alan Miller, PhD, wears multiple hats. The gerontology professor at UMass Boston was named department chair in 2021 after serving many years as graduate program director. He guides the continuing growth of the Journal of Aging &… Continue Reading →

Seven things Governor Healey should know about growing older in Massachusetts

By Marc Cohen, Caitlin Coyle, James Hermelbracht, Edward Alan Miller, Jan Mutchler, and Anna-Marie Tabor Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the American population. In Massachusetts, adults 65 and older will make up nearly a quarter of the Commonwealth’s… Continue Reading →

OLLI Scholars offer fresh energy, timely topics while gaining teaching experience

From any angle you consider it, the OLLI Scholars program offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston is a win. Graduate students gain teaching experience (along with a stipend) by designing and presenting six-week non-credit courses… Continue Reading →

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