The Gerontological Society of America announces 2005 Hartford Pre-Dissertation Award winners

July 12, 2005

The Gerontological of America is pleased to introduce the twenty recipients of the 2005 Hartford Doctoral Fellows Pre-Dissertation Award. With funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the program provides this cohort with the opportunities for successful careers in gerontological social work.

The awards are administered by The Gerontological Society of America and co-sponsored by the Association for Gerontological Education and Social Work (AGE-SW). The program is overseen by National Hartford Fellows Director James Lubben of Boston College and Carmen L. Morano of the University of Maryland.

Each awardee will be given stipends to attend both GSA's November 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans and The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) January 2006 Annual Meeting in San Antonio. There they will attend workshops designed to develop their research skills.

The recipients are listed below:

Kimberly M. Cassie
University of Tennessee

Karen Y. Lynch
University of Georgia

Michele L. Day
University of Missouri-Columbia

Karyn Marsh
New York University

Daniel W. Durkin
University of Alabama

Kelly Mills-Dick
Boston University

Kristen A. Gustavson
University of California-Berkeley

Rajean P. Moone
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Leslie K. Hasche
Washington University-St. Louis

Lauren H. Nicholas
Columbia University

Anne K. Hughes
University of Maryland-Baltimore

Kyaien O. Conner
University of Pittsburgh

Jessica M. Johnson
Boston College

Mary L. Smith
University of Pittsburgh

Jin H. Kim
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mei Kit Tang
University of Alabama

Kristie G. Kimbell
University of Texas-Austin

Wanda S. White
UCLA

Abbie M. Kirkendall
SUNY-Buffalo

Karen A. Zurlo
University of Pennsylvania
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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), founded in 1945, is the oldest and largest national multidisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research. Its membership includes some 5,000+ researchers, educators, practitioners, and other professionals in the field of aging. The Society's principal missions are to promote research and education in aging and to encourage the dissemination of research results to other scientists, decision makers, and practitioners.

The Gerontological Society of America
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