Laura Bronstein, chair of the Department of Social Work in the College of Community and Public Affairs, was chosen to participate in a video promoting the New York Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Academy in Aging. The academy offers opportunities for leadership development combined with a focus on expanding geriatric social work within schools. In the DVD which features national leaders in the field, Bronstein talked about working to create an institute in Binghamton that includes both the University and the community working in partnership to increase support of the aging population and expanding geriatrics. Binghamton University has teamed up with SUNY Upstate Medical University and is building ties between research and teaching across multiple disciplines including social work, nursing, psychology, bioengineering, medicine and education, to promote geriatric well being. The Leadership Academy works with various schools of social work to mentor and guide deans and directors to take leadership roles in this growing area of gerontological social work.
November 23, 2010