Dr. Bei Wu Receives Fellow Status from Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bei Wu, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2006-2007 Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). Wu is one of eight professionals who have exhibited outstanding leadership in gerontology/geriatrics education across the nation.

The 2006-2007 Fellows will be honored at the 33rd Annual Meeting of AGHE in Portland, Ore., with certificates awarded to the Fellows on March 2, 2007. Fellow status is open to established scholars and educators who are employed by an AGHE member institution.

Dr. Wu is an assistant professor in the West Virginia University Center on Aging and Department of Community Medicine.  Currently, Wu also serves as a faculty associate at WVU Center for Women’s Studies and an adjunct assistant professor at the WVU School of Dentistry.  In addition to West Virginia University, she also serves as an adjunct professor at three academic institutes in China:  Shanghai University Sociology Department, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Wuhan University School of Public Health.

Wu has a great sense of accomplishment when she sees her students taking an interest in gerontology and retaining the required class information. “Everyone is going to age, and we should do our part to improve the quality of life for elders,” Wu said.  She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and conference proceedings or abstracts focused on aging during past 10 years.

Wu graduated from Shanghai University in 1988 with a B.A. in Sociology, and received her M.S. and Ph.D. in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Before joining WVU in 2002, she worked as a research associate and research methodologist at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women and as Senior Research Associate at the Center for Health Economics Research in Massachusetts.

For more information on the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and a complete listing of AGHE Fellows, see http://www.aghe.org.

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