July 20, 2010

New York, NY – Dr. Ada Mui, professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work, is the 2010 recipient of the Task Force on Minority Issues in Gerontology Outstanding Mentorship Award.  The annual award is given by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.

This distinguished honor is given to an individual who has exemplified outstanding commitment and dedication to mentoring minority researchers in the field of aging. The award presentation will take place at GSA’s 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 19 to 23, 2010, in New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Mui has extensive social work practice experience with older adults in Hong Kong and in the United States. Her gerontological research and publications have been on international gerontology, productive aging, age-friendly community, self-care, family caregiving, medical care, community-based long-term care, psychological well-being, depression, and acculturation experiences among well and frail older people from diverse backgrounds.  In the United States, Dr Mui has been recognized as one of the leading social gerontologists in cross-cultural research.

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