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Christina Matz-Costa, PhD. was recently selected as a 2012 Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work

Christina Matz-Costa, PhD. was recently selected as a 2012 Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work. Out of a large, nation-wide pool of qualified candidates, Dr. Matz-Costa is one of 8 scholars selected to receive $100,000 over the next two years to enhance their research, teaching, and leadership skills. The Hartford Scholars Program provides individualized mentorship from top-tier national researchers who offer comprehensive feedback and guidance, and covers travel expenses and registration fees for several gerontology and social work conferences 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 nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative, which seeks to expand the training of social workers in order to improve the health and well being of older people and their families.

Dr. Matz-Costa is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College and a Senior Research Associate at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. Her research topic will focus on “The Experience of Engagement in the Third Age: An Exploration of Productive Activities”.

Learn more about the 2012 Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work