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Meet a Researcher: Qian Song

For most of her research, Qian Song, PhD, has focused on the intersection of migration, families, institutional discrimination, and health. Primarily, she has pursued questions of how early life experiences create health disparities in later life. Currently, for example, she… 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 →

UMass Boston Gerontology Building Academic Relationships in China

UMass Boston Gerontology professors Jeffrey Burr and Jan Mutchler delivered presentations at a conference hosted by China’s Remin University and other organizations early in December. That was not especially big news. But their speeches, as well as social events organized around the… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: Du Peng on Elder Care in China

To get a sense of China’s elder care challenge, begin with this figure: 230 million. That’s the number of people in China who are 60 years of age or older today, Professor Du Peng of Renmin University told an audience at… Continue Reading →

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