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Doctoral student wins two travel awards to annual gerontology meeting

Janelle Fassi, a second-year gerontology student at UMass Boston, has won two competitive travel awards from the Gerontological Society of America to attend its fall 2022 national meeting. Fassi is one of 10 students chosen by the GSA and its… Continue Reading →

Meet our first-year doctoral students

We’re excited to welcome these students as they embark on their gerontology PhD studies in the fall of 2022. Magdalen A. Balz Hometown or country: Salem, MAEducation: MS, Speech, Language and Hearing SciencesCurrent research interests: cognitive healthy and cognitive decline… Continue Reading →

CSDRA interns gain research, social policy experience as undergraduates

They are in their early 20s and entering their junior years at UMass Boston, with their whole careers waiting ahead of them. Yet in their work at UMass Boston’s Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, five undergraduate research… Continue Reading →

LTSS report helps win more state funding for Pennsylvania’s nursing homes

In July 2022, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the state’s legislature reached an agreement to boost staffing levels at nursing home facilities. The state will distribute nearly $300 million to nursing homes, representing a roughly 20 percent increase in Medicaid… Continue Reading →

NCOA, LTSS Center create Equity in Aging Research Fellowship

Doctoral student Molly Wylie named inaugural fellow for 2022-23. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston have partnered to create an Equity in Aging Research Fellowship. The one-year graduate research position supports both organizations’… Continue Reading →

Frank Caro scholarship fund may grow to two doctoral awards

A doctoral scholarship fund created in 2021 by the Gerontology Institute and Department of Gerontology at UMass Boston is growing quickly, surpassing its original goal and opening the possibility of offering awards to two doctoral students. The scholarship honors Frank… Continue Reading →

Three doctoral students honored for scholarship, service

UMass Boston gerontology faculty have awarded three doctoral students with annual departmental honors. The 2021-2022 school year honorees are: Book (Dissertation) Award: Meghan Hendricksen Scholarship Award: Shayna Gleason Service Award: Alison Rataj The Book Award Committee chose Meghan Hendricksen for… Continue Reading →

Seeking impact: Two new gerontology PhDs share their experiences, goals

In early March 2022, Claire Wickersham and Meghan Hendricksen successfully defended their UMass Boston gerontology doctoral dissertations. The two new PhDs faced the added challenge of researching and writing their dissertations during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Dissertations are inherently isolating, so… Continue Reading →

Simple question, complex data: Researchers dig into Medicaid reimbursements for nursing home costs

Do Medicaid reimbursement rates to nursing homes cover the costs of the services these facilities provide? That’s the basic question that UMass Boston gerontology researchers will work to answer over the next year. “It’s a common claim that Medicaid reimbursements… Continue Reading →

Alumni news: Promotions, service, awards, and research

NYU College of Nursing names Bei Wu vice dean for research The Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University has named Bei Wu, MS ‘97, PhD ’00, its vice dean for research. Wu has served as inaugural co-director… Continue Reading →

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