We are pleased to announce that three Gerontology projects have been awarded funding by the Office of Global Programs at UMass Boston. Having received the largest number of applications in the history of the program this year, the Office of Global Programs applauded the high quality of proposals submitted by all participants.
Gerontology faculty member Kathrin Boerner’s proposal “Comparison of US and German Centenarians: Care needs, Resources, and Health” was selected for funding under the International Seed Grants Program. This program supports UMass Boston faculty members interested in pursuing and/or developing an international research/education/learning programs.
Gerontology PhD student Lien Quach received funding for travel to attend an international conference and present her scholarly work. She will be attending the 2015 International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress in Dublin, Ireland.
Gerontology PhD students Bon Kim and Sae Hwang Han received funding for their research project, “Productive Aging and subjective well‐being among Chinese and Korean older adults” in the Student/Postdoc International Research Project competition. This program provides funding for UMass Boston students interested in pursuing and developing an international research project.
“This is wonderful news,” says Gerontology Department Chair Jeff Burr, “congratulations to each of the proposal submitters! Once again, we are reminded that aging is both a local and global phenomenon. On behalf of my gerontology colleagues, we thank Schuyler Korban, Vice Provost and Director of the Office of Global Programs, for supporting this important work.”