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2016-2017 MSW Fellows in Aging

Meet the 2016-2017 MSW Fellows in Aging

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 MSW Fellows in Aging! These students completed their fellowship as part of their advanced social work field placements. Each developed and completed leadership projects to enhance the organizations' capacity to touch the lives of older adults and caregivers.


JESSICA BRUM
2016-2017 LIFE AT LOURDES FELLOW IN AGING

Jessica completed her first year internship at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ, where she coordinated discharge plans for high-risk patients. Her advanced internship was at LIFE at Lourdes in Pennsauken, NJ, which offers a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
She successfully completed her fellowship project at Lourdes entitled "Exploring the Needs of Clients with Schizophernia."

GEOFFREY "OWEN" LLOYD
2016-2017 PARKER HOME FELLOW IN AGING*

Owen completed his generalist field placement at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties in Asbury Park, NJ, which included interviewing prospective volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters as well as prospective child clients; matching accepted adult volunteers with children in need; and monitoring the relationship between the matches. His advanced field placement was at Parker Home in Highland Park, a non-profit organization guided by the Eden Alternative philosophy of care in offering health and aging services to older adult residents and adult-day clients. He successfully completed his fellowship project which evaluated the best ways to transition to self-managed work teams at Parker.

* = Scholarship funded by the field placement site. 


LAUREN PHARAOH
2016-2017 ATLANTIC HEALTH FELLOW IN AGING

Lauren’s first-year internship was at Plainfield High School where she served on the Intervention and Referral Services team, investigated harassment/intimidation/bullying cases, and ran a life skills group.  During her second year, she interned at Atlantic Health's Morristown Medical Center. At Morristown she was assigned to the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) where she successfully completed her fellowship project entitled "HELP Evaluation: Volunteer Program Strengths and Areas for Improvement."


ADDAM REYNOLDS
2016-2017
THE CENTER FOR MOLECULAR AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, RUTGERS-NEWARK FELLOW IN AGING

Addam completed his generalist field placement at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center in Toms River, NJ. There, he was responsible for performing patient assessments, engaging clients in counseling, gathering resources for patients, and developing a patient distress and outcomes reporting tool.  Addam’s advanced field placement was in the laboratory of Professor Mark Gluck at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers-Newark.  Here he was assigned to intern within the African American Brain Health Initiative (AABHI), a university-community partnership that promotes the brain health of African American older adults living in the greater Newark area. Addam successfully completed his fellowship project at AABHI entitled "Enhancing Community Engagement of African Americans to Increase Participation in Healthy Aging Research."


ERIN WALKER
2016-2017 NJ DIVISION ON AGING SERVICES
FELLOW IN AGING

 

Erin completed her generalist social work field placement at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank, New Jersey, where she worked on the healthcare floor managing patient care and family care meetings. In her advanced (second) year of field she interned with the NJ Division on Aging Services (DoAS) near Trenton. Erin successfully completed her fellowship project entitled "Adult Protective Services and Abuse Against the Elderly and People with Disabilities." Her work was shared with the State of NJ as part of the NJ Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and People with Disabilities.

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