Adult Development and Aging (ADA) Doctoral Program Community Update

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Adult Development and Aging (ADA) Doctoral Program Community Update

The Adult Development and Aging (ADA) doctoral program has established an on-going community partnership with the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (BRIA). Formalized as the Fellowship in Applied Aging Research, this partnership provides training for doctoral students in applied research. Students apply for the fellowship on a yearly basis and if selected work with different Research Scientists at BRIA on a range of projects. 

Portrait of Morgan Minyo
4th year doctoral student, Morgan Minyo

This year’s fellow is Morgan Minyo who is a 4th year doctoral student. Morgan is currently working with Dr. David Bass, Senior Vice President and Senior Scientist at BRIA on several different projects. Specifically, she is co-leading a pilot project with Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging to develop and rigorously test in a randomized trial a new protocol for its Wellness Call Program for homebound, home delivered meal recipients. She also is a member of the research team working on Best Practice Caregiving, an online resource for professionals to learn about, compare, and adopt the top evidence-based dementia caregiving support programs and she is co-authoring research on new assessment tools for measuring unmet needs and other key outcomes for persons living with dementia and their family or friend caregivers. Former fellowship participants have found their research experiences with BRIA extremely productive and useful for their future career development. The ADA doctoral program is very fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with one of the nation’s premiere organizations in research and services in aging.