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Grant Awards 2012

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
"Exploratory Data Analysis for 2013 Global Workforce"
$25,000
December 20, 2012

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes received a $25,000 grant from MetLife to conduct exploratory data analysis using existing generations of talent study data for Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S. including variables related to workplace flexibility, employment security, and predictability and compensation benefits.

Vince Lynch

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
"25th Annual National Social Work and HIV/AIDS Conference"
$25,000
December 7, 2012

Gilead Sciences, Inc. has donated $25,000 in support of the annual HIV/AIDS Conference. The 25th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will be held on May 23-26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The theme of the Conference will be "Re-thinking HIV/AIDS: What's ahead for social work?"

Kevin Mahoney

New Editions Consulting Inc.
"Home and Community Based Services (HCBS): Technical Assistance for Self directed and HCSB (research)"
$12,000 ($24,000)
December 4, 2012

Kevin Mahoney received additional funding of $12,000 from New Editions Consulting Inc. to continue to provide Home and Community Based Services (HCBS): Technical Assistance for Self-Directed and HCBS (research) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Judi Casey

University of Pennsylvania/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"The Next Generation Work and Family Network"
$83,733 ($307,578)
November 27, 2012

Judi Casey was awarded additional funding of $83,733 from the University of Pennsylvania to continue the transition of the Sloan Network to the Open Access Network funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thanh Tran and Keith Tsz-Kit Chan

The Gerontological Society of America
"Hartford Doctoral Fellowship"
$25,000 ($50,000)
November 26, 2012

Keith Chan received additional funding of $25,000 from The Gerontological Society of America towards his Hartford Doctoral Fellowship (HDF) to support work on his dissertation proposal entitled, "Examining the Measurement of Physical and Psychological Health and their Relationship to Acculturation for Older Asian Americans."

Kevin Mahoney and Julie Norstrand

The Gerontological Society of America
"Hartford Doctoral Fellowship"
$25,000 ($50,000)
November 26, 2012

Julie Norstrand received additional funding of $25,000 from The Gerontological Society of America towards her Hartford Doctoral Fellowship (HDF) to support work on her dissertation proposal entitled, "What Pathways Link Social Capital to Physical and Mental Health Among Older Adults."

Summer Hawkins

National Institute of Health/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
"Early Determinants of childhood obesity: Etiology disparities policy analysis"
$245,755 ($729,753)
October 9, 2012

Summer Hawkins was awarded $245,755 from the NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to identify the peri- and post-natal risk factors for disparities in childhood obesity and to examine the effects of policies on disparities in these risk factors. Her research will move forward the field of obesity prevention by maximizing the utility of public data through data linkage, integrating analytic techniques from economics and epidemiology to infer causality, understanding influences on racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities, and identifying policy drivers for behavior change.

Tom Crea

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
"Program Restructuring and Formative Evaluation: JRS Urban Refugee/Asylum Seeker Project Gauteng Province"
$36,640
August 27, 2012

Tom Crea received an award of $36,640 from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in order to provide a Program Restructuring and Formative Evaluation for the JRS Urban Refugee/Asylum Seeker Project in the Gauteng Province.

Kevin Mahoney

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging
"Accelerating Adoption of Participant Direction Philosophy and Models in the Aging Network"
$300,000 ($799,997)
August 20, 2012

The Administration on Aging awarded an additional $300,000 to Kevin Mahoney and the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) to continue to enhance home and community based service delivery by identifying essential skills necessary in job occupations that provide assistance to individuals in finding and obtaining home and community based services and developing staff competency training.

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"Assessing the Impact of Time & Place Management Policies"
$814,828 ($1,925,887)
August 1, 2012

The Sloan Center for Aging and Work received additional funding of $814,828 from the Sloan Center for Aging and Work to assess the effectiveness of policy related to Time and Place Management (TPM) in the workplace.

Katie McInnis-Dittrich and Philip Higgins

The American Cancer Society Training Grant in Oncology Social Work
"The Waiting: The Hardest Part? Surrogate Decision-Makers at the End of Life"
$40,000
July 30, 2012

Philip Higgins received an award from The American Cancer Society in the amount of $40,000 to support his pre-doctoral training project entitled "The Waiting: The Hardest Part? Surrogate Decision-Makers at the End of Life." The purpose of the study is to understand the experience of surrogate decision-makers during the waiting period between end-of-life decision-making and death.

 

Kevin Mahoney

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
"Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Program"
$512,977
July 27, 2012

Kevin Mahoney was awarded additional funding of $512,977 by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to support the Veteran Directed HCBS training of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) and Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) staff on the concepts and principles of participant veteran directed services.

James Lubben

Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander
"International PhD in Social Welfare"
$75,000 ($225,000)
July 19, 2012

Jim Lubben was awarded an additional gift of $75,000 from Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander to continue with the International PhD in Social Welfare Program in the Graduate School of Social Work.

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"Assessing the Impact of Time & Place Management Policies"
$79,226 ($1,111,059)
July 13, 2012

The Sloan Center for Aging and Work received additional funding of $79,226 from the Sloan Center for Aging and Work to assess the effectiveness of policy related to Time and Place Management (TPM) in the workplace.

Christina Matz-Costa

The Gerontological Society of America
"The Experience of Engagement in the Third Age: An Exploration of Productive Activities"
$50,000
June 15, 2012

Christina Matz-Costa was selected as a Hartford Faculty Scholar and received an award of $50,000. As a scholar she proposed a study that will understand the experience of psychological engagement among a sample of adults 65-79 who are known to be participating in the productive roles of paid work, formal volunteer work, caregiving, and/or education as well as a group who is not participating in any of these activities to a significant extent. This study will use iPad technology to assess fluctuations in engagement.

Kevin Mahoney

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
"HCBS.ORG License Transfer"
$17,353 (20,916)
June 15, 2012

Kevin Mahoney received additional funding of $17,353 from the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) in order to transfer the HCBS.org license to the organization.

Kevin Mahoney

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
"HCBS.ORG License Transfer"
$3,563
May 14, 2012

Kevin Mahoney received funding of $3,563 from the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) in order to transfer the HCBS.org license to the organization.

Kevin Mahoney

New Editions Consulting Inc
"Home and Community Based Service (HCBS): Techinical Assistance for Self directed and HCSB(research)"
$12,000
May 4, 2012

Kevin Mahoney received funding of $12,000 from New Editions Consulting Inc to assist them with Home and Community Based Services (HCBS): Technical Assistance for Self-Directed and HCBS (research) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Vince Lynch

Lyceum Books, Inc
"24th Annual National Social Work and HIV/AIDS Conference"
$2,500
March 5, 2012

Lyceum Books, Inc., a co-sponsor for the 24th Annual National Conference on Social Work, has donated $2,500 in support of the Conference's opening ceremony. The conference will be held at the Hotel InterContinental in Miami, Florida, from May 24-27, 2012. The theme of the conference will be "Linking Policy and Practice: Implications for HIV Social Work."

James Lubben

Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander
"International PhD in Social Welfare"
$75,000 ($150,000)
February 13, 2012

Jim Lubben was awarded an additional gift of $75,000 from Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander to continue with work with the International PhD in Social Welfare Program in the Graduate School of Social Work.

Kevin Mahoney

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"Self Direction/Cash & Counseling Research and Technical Assistance Center - Year 4 of 4"
$246,026 ($4,751,055)
January 4, 2012

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Kevin Mahoney additional funding of $246,026 to support the research and technical assistance center for the Cash & Counseling initiative.