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Graduate Student Research Award

The Graduate Student Research Award is given to spur academic and clinical interest in the field of aging, and rewards the best unpublished graduate research paper on a completed project relevant to aging and applicable to practice. Membership in ASA is not a requirement, but is a consideration.  Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-degree program or have completed their studies less than one year before submission, and be sponsored by a faculty member.

The winner will receive an opportunity to present their paper during a poster session at the 2016 Aging in America Conference; a complimentary one-year ASA student membership (if not already a member), and one complimentary conference registration.

The winner will be featured in the Aging in America Conference program book, in Aging Today and Age Blog, and on this page.

Nominations are closed. Please check back in June to submit a nomination for the 2018 award.

 

2016 Graduate Student Research Award Winner

Winnie Chi

Winnie C. Chi is recognized for her doctoral thesis on role preferences for healthcare decision-making among older adults with multimorbidity. She is a PhD candidate in Health Services Research and Policy at the Health Policy and Management department at the Johns Hopkins Univer- sity, and she recently successfully defended her doctoral thesis. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the National Taiwan University in Taiwan, and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Winnie’s research interest is on person-centered care among older adults with com- plex care needs, including multimorbidity and dementia. Her thesis was inspired by observing her grandma who had multimorbidity and who bene ted from shared decision-making with providers. In her doctoral thesis, she found that the vast majority of older adults stated that they want to participate in health care decision-making. However, there is some variation in decisional role preferences. Older adults with multiple condition clusters are more likely to prefer to leave decisions up to providers.

Winnie Chi was presented the 2016 Graduate Student Research Award at the Aging in America Conference in Washington DC.

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