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Miller to run Boston Marathon to support a cause both personal and professional

Next April, Edward Alan Miller plans to line up at the starting line to run the Boston Marathon. Miller, who chairs the gerontology department at UMass Boston, gave up running when his kids were very young but returned to the… Continue Reading →

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 →

Journal of Aging & Social Policy sees steep jump in impact ranking

The global research publisher Taylor & Francis reports that the impact factor for the Journal of Aging & Social Policy, published six times annually and based at UMass Boston since its inception in 1989, rose to a notable 7.1 in… 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 →

Book examines insights, lessons learned from COVID-19

Policymakers, researchers, and practitioners will gain insights from a new collection of original research and perspectives on the ramifications of COVID-19 for the older adult population. The COVID-19 Pandemic and Older Adults: Experiences, Impacts, and Innovations (Taylor & Francis Publishing,… Continue Reading →

Professor Edward Miller Recognized with the 2021 GPD Award for Outstanding Student Mentorship

Editors note: This story was originally produced by the McCormack Graduate School and appeared on the UMass Boston News web pages. The study of aging and the practice of mentorship have many things in common – perhaps none more pronounced… Continue Reading →

Journal Special Edition Continues Examination of COVID-19 Impact on Older Adults, Caregivers

The devastating impact of COVID-19 on older adults is hardly news now, but researchers around the world continue to provide new insights and perspective on the deadly pandemic. A new special double edition of the Journal of Aging & Social… Continue Reading →

New School Year, New Leadership at UMass Boston Gerontology Program

Gerontology students at the University of Massachusetts Boston are returning to school, greeted by some familiar faces in new leadership roles. Professor Edward Alan Miller is the new chair of the UMass Boston Gerontology Department, succeeding professor Jeffrey Burr. Professor… Continue Reading →

Journal Special Edition Dedicated to COVID-19 and Older Adults: Lessons From the Pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults around the world has been nothing short of breathtaking. Like any sudden crisis, it begs a few common questions: What actually happened and how did we respond? What lessons should we… Continue Reading →

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