Two long-time Hartford Trustees, Kathryn Wriston and John Curley, retired from the Foundation Board this June and were honored for their service and commitment through the one-time naming of two scholar awards. The John J. Curley Journalism in Aging and Health Fellow award will be given to this year’s Hartford-supported scholar in the GSA Journalism in Aging Fellows program. The Kathryn D. Wriston Stellar MSTAR Scholar Award went to Kyle Roedersheimer, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the medical school student with the highest ranking research poster presentation at the May 2014 scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society.
In recognition of Kathy Wriston's contagious enthusiasm and heartfelt support for the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program, the John A. Hartford Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of the Kathryn D. Wriston Stellar MSTAR Scholar Award to the student with the highest ranking research poster presentation at the May 2014 scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. This award went to Kyle Roedersheimer, a second-year medical student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who conducted research on physical function of older adults in the emergency department. The Future Dr. Roedersheimer has demonstrated great potential to improve the health of older adults thanks to the MSTAR program, which is supported by Hartford and the generous donations of individuals like Mrs. Wriston.
In recognition of John Curley's sage advice from years of leadership in the communications and media field, the Foundation is pleased to name this year’s Hartford-supported scholar in the Gerontological Society of America's Journalists in Aging Fellows program, the John J. Curley Journalism in Aging and Health Fellow. This fellow to be selected this summer, will report on aging and health issues over the course of the year and contribute to the country’s understanding of the critical health care issues faced by older adults.