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Jan Mutchler to head UMass Boston Gerontology Institute

Professor Jan Mutchler, a faculty member at University of Massachusetts Boston for more than 20 years and the founding Director of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging (CSDRA), has been appointed director of the Gerontology Institute at… Continue Reading →

WISH Act and UMass Boston’s Marc Cohen Hope to Transform American Elder Care

Marc Cohen and other academics and policy analysts saw the writing on the wall years ago. With roughly 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, a decades-old medical and financial storm is now on the horizon when it comes to how… Continue Reading →

100th Dissertation Celebrated by UMass Boston’s Gerontology Program

One in Five Gerontology PhDs are earned at UMass Boston The Gerontology program at UMass Boston (UMB) has recognized a significant milestone: its 100th dissertation defense. With the COVID-19 pandemic still requiring most academic work conducted remotely, Krystal Kittle defended… Continue Reading →

Pension Rights

Help is available to secure your pension Whether your retirement is close at hand or years away, you’re likely counting on savings and other income sources you’ve maintained to provide you with a comfortable and secure life after working for… Continue Reading →

Book Investigates the Pandemic and its impact on Older Adults

Journal of Aging and Social Policy special edition examines scope, impact and lessons drawn from Covid-19 for older adults A special double-issue of the Journal of Aging and Social Policy (JASP) that focused on Covid-19 has been released as a book…. Continue Reading →

Remembering Frank Caro: Inspiring Leader and Key Figure in Development of UMass Boston Gerontology Program

By Len Fishman and Jeffrey Burr The field of gerontology has lost a pioneer with the death of Professor Emeritus Frank Caro, an inspiring and beloved figure at UMass Boston. He died on October 2, at age 84. Frank was… Continue Reading →

The Makings of a Mentor – Meet Ellen Birchander

This article originally appeared on the UMass Boston News web page. We all take different paths in life and, if we’re lucky, we have mentors guiding us along the way. As an undergraduate psychology major, 20-year-old Ellen Birchander was on… Continue Reading →

Beth Dugan on COVID-19 in Aging Populations: “Older People are Part of the Solution”

This conversation with Gerontology associate professor Elizabeth Dugan was conducted by the McCormack Graduate School and  first appeared on the UMass Boston News web page. Q: Can we start by talking a bit about the aging population in Massachusetts and… Continue Reading →

Gerontology Associate Professor Kathrin Boerner: Dealing with Grief After Death

UMass Boston Gerontology associate professor Kathrin Boerner has spent much of her career researching a wide range of end-of-life issues. She was recently interviewed by MyRoche, a publication of the global health care company Roche Holding AG, about her work…. Continue Reading →

Gerontology Faculty Members Jeffrey Stokes and Qian Song Win NIA Research Grants

What’s better than a grant funding new faculty research? Two grants. Two assistant professors from the McCormack Graduate School’s Gerontology Department recently won two-year grants of $152,500 each from the National Institute on Aging. Work on both projects began recently…. Continue Reading →

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