Hartford/VA Scholars Program selects three geriatric social work researchers

The prestigious Hartford/VA Scholars Program has selected three geriatric social work researchers for a two-year award that provides career development and mentorship for projects that will improve health outcomes not only for older veterans, but for all older adults.

The 2014 Hartford/VA Scholars are examining such topics as physical activity among veterans, transitions from VA nursing facilities back into the community, and post-traumatic stress disorder in older veterans. The Hartford/VA Geriatric Scholars Program provides individualized mentorship from top-tier researchers from the Hartford Centers on Geriatric Social Work Excellence who offer comprehensive feedback and guidance, and covers travel expenses and registration fees for The Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting and professional development institutes.

The program is funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and administered by The Gerontological Society of America as a component of the Hartford National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence, which seeks to expand the translation of research within the field of geriatric social work to community-based practices in order to better the health and well-being of older people and their families.

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