UMass Boston Prof Receives Mentorship Award from Association of Gerontology in Higher Education

Robert Geary, Gerontology Institute | February 26, 2014
UMass Boston Prof Receives Mentorship Award from Association of Gerontology in Higher Education

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Professor Nina Silverstein, a fellow at the Gerontology Institute and director of the undergraduate gerontology program, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Friedsam Mentorship Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

According to the AGHE website, Silverstein was chosen for her contributions to "gerontological education through excellence in mentorship to students, faculty, or administrators."

She was nominated by UMass Boston undergraduate and graduate program alumni and current students including: Kelly Fitzgerald, PhD; Bei Wu, PhD; Lona Choi-Allum, PhD; Robin Sherman, PhD candidate; Cathy Wong, PhD; Anita Souza, BA alumna; Norma Fajardo-Huard, BA student; Fabiola Alvarez, BA student; along with colleagues and mentees across the country.

This award was developed to honor Professor Hiram J. Friedsam, an outstanding teacher, researcher, colleague, and mentor in the field of gerontology. AGHE recognizes Professor Silverstein for her similar qualities and achievements in mentorship. She will receive a plaque, complimentary conference registration and hotel accommodations, and a cash prize and the opportunity to present a lecture at AGHE's 40th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, to be held in Denver later this month.

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Posted by Elin Schold Davis | March 04, 2014 - 12:13 p.m.

Congratulations Nina for a highly deserved award. Nina’s passion for her work is pervasive as she tirelessly reaches out to build networks and find innovative approaches to serve seniors. Thank you for reaching out to include occupational therapy! It is an honor to work with you,
Elin Schold Davis
Coordinator, AOTA Older Driver Initiative