Mui to receive GSA's 2010 Minority Mentorship Award

July 12, 2010

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Ada C. Mui, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, of Columbia University as the 2010 recipient of the Task Force on Minority Issues in Gerontology Outstanding Mentorship Award.

This distinguished honor is given annually to an individual who has exemplified outstanding commitment and dedication to mentoring minority researchers in the field of aging.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 19 to 23, 2010, in New Orleans, LA. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit www.geron.org/2010 for further details.

Mui is a professor in the School of Social Work at Columbia University. She has extensive social work practice experience with older adults in Hong Kong and in the U.S.

Her gerontological research and publications have focused on international gerontology, productive aging, age-friendly communities, self-care, family caregiving, medical care, community-based long-term care, psychological well-being, depression, and acculturation experiences among well and frail older people from diverse backgrounds.

In the U.S., Mui has been recognized as one of the leading social gerontologists in cross-cultural research. As a faculty member at Columbia University, she has mentored numerous students and early-career scholars to advance the study of minority gerontology. She is known for creating professional networks by linking those she mentors with their peers and her own international colleagues.

Mui is a GSA fellow, which represents the Society's highest class of membership.
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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society -- and its 5,200+ members -- is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA's structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

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