Mentoring scholars

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    Chandra Mehrotra, the College's dean of special projects, recently successfully wrapped up his ninth and final on-campus Institute on Aging and Social Work.

    Mehrotra's scholarly career has been international in scope: he has done work for the UN and other international agencies in Europe and India. But his greatest impact is among American scholars in the fields of psychology and social work, particularly regarding issues of aging. The Institute provides advanced training in aging research to social work faculty from around the country. Participants have extended contact with National Institute on Aging (NIA) staff and develop research proposals to submit to NIA and other agencies. Earlier, Mehrotra, a longtime psychology faculty member at the College, led the Institute on the Psychology of Aging for six years.

    In the coming year, with NIH support he'll be presenting papers, conducting follow-up studies, and mentoring current and past Institute participants. He recently made a presentation at the American Psychological Association convention. In November he'll present a paper and co-chair a symposium at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, where he'll also be honored in recognition of his leadership. He's also set to edit a special edition of the Educational Gerontology Journal dedicated to sharing Institute participants' experiences of training they received here, the steps they took to obtain grant support, and the research they conducted.