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David Chiriboga Receives GSA’s 2012 Minority Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Chiriboga on receiving the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA)  Minority Mentorship Award. The award was presented at the 65th GSA Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California, held November 14 - 18, 2012. The conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process.

The GSA Minority Mentorship honor is given annually to an individual who has exemplified outstanding commitment and dedication to mentoring minority researchers in the field of aging. Dr. Chiriboga's ongoing work includes a statewide study of mental and physical health disparities in Florida, disparities in service utilization among Medicaid beneficiaries with Alzheimer's disease, as well as a state-contracted study of implementation issues surrounding initiation of reimbursement for telemental health by the Florida Medicaid agency.

Dr. Chiriboga has a long history of producing outstanding researchers in the field of aging. During the past six years, he served as a mentor for more than ten graduate students and four postdoctoral fellows. He also was a mentor for the American Society on Aging’s New Ventures in Leadership, which promotes the leadership potential of professionals of color and their involvement in the national aging arena. (In photo, Dr. Chiriboga poses with Dr. Yuri Jang after receiving his award. Dr. Jang is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her doctoral degree in Aging Studies at the University of South Florida in 2000, where she worked closely with Dr. Chiriboga.)

Read more from GSA press release.

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