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Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny Selected as Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education Researcher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, who has been selected as the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education’s (OAGE) researcher of the year. This award is given to a researcher whose work has lead to the ”improvement of services for older adults and who has supported the expansion of research in the aging field in Ohio and nationally.” The OAGE Awards Committee was impressed by the breath and depth of Dabelko-Schoeny’s research, especially in adult day care. It felt that her research has made a significant contribution to the field of aging and will help to improve services. Dabelko-Schoeny will be presented with her award at the OAGE conference luncheon on Friday, April 15 at OSU’s Ohio Union.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award from OAGE,” said Dabelko-Schoeny. “It is a reflection of the research accomplished through rich collaborations with other colleagues including Dr. Keith Anderson, incredible social work students, and talented adult day providers.”

OAGE is a membership organization that serves as a resource to the aging network. As an organization of educators, researchers, practitioners, and students in Ohio, OAGE members are dedicated to gerontological education, research, and practice. The organization supports Ohio’s aging network as a resource for research and practice, and provides professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and practitioners. For more information, visit

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College Hosts 23rd National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work, 2nd Student Poster Presentation

The College of Social Work is pleased to host its 23rd National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work on Saturday, April 30, in Stillman Hall on The Ohio State University campus.

Dr. Lorraine Gutierrez, of the University of Michigan, will deliver the keynote address on community engaged research in ethnic minority communities. Gutierrez has a joint appointment with the School of Social Work and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and is a faculty associate in American Culture.

During the symposium’s morning and afternoon sessions, recent PhD recipients from around the country will present their research on a variety of topics related to embracing difference. Selections are still being made but will include innovative research on the experiences and resilience of disadvantaged populations such as immigrants, sex workers, low income individuals, and children with mental illness.

In conjunction with the symposium, the Doctoral Student Organization of the College of Social Work is excited to host the second annual Student Poster Presentation. Students from all degree levels in the college are invited to submit abstracts of their research for presentation and competition.  Symposium presenters will serve as judges for the posters. 

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