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The Sloan Center on Aging and Work, Resource for Geriatric Social Work

Boston College will be the location for one of the first two Hartford Academic Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work, providing leadership, education and other resources in an increasingly critical area of social work.

BC and the University of Michigan were selected as the inaugural Hartford Academic Centers of Excellence (ACE) by the Hartford/GSA National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence, which was established through a three-year, $1.35 million grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation to the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in February.

The Hartford Academic Center of Excellence at BC will be led by James Lubben, the Louise McMahon Ahearn Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work and a leading scholar in social gerontology whose research focuses on social support networks among older populations. Lubben is director of the school's doctoral program and also heads the University's Institute on Aging. Three aging research centers at BC are affiliated with the Institute on Aging, two of them housed at GSSW: the Sloan Center on Aging and Work and the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, as well as the Carroll School of Management's Center for Retirement Research.

Read more at BC Chronicle ยป.