Ruth Finkelstein, 2017 Recipient of President’s Global Innovation Fund Faculty Grant

Associate Director, Ruth Finkelstein, Principal Investigator on the project “Generativity in Deprived Urban Contexts? Older Adults’ Experiences in Slums in Mumbai, Nairobi, and among Haitian Immigrants in New York“ is a 2017 recipient of a generous grant from the President’s Global Innovation Fund.  Her collaborators on the project are Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Columbia Aging Center faculty member and Isabella Aboderin, Senior Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center.

This is the fifth round of grants from the President’s Global Innovation Fund which award Columbia faculty members whose work leverages and engages the eight Columbia Global Centers.  The program supports projects within and across these sites, in order to increase global opportunities for research, teaching, and service.  The 11 projects receiving awards were selected by a review committee of senior faculty drawn from both the Morningside and medical campuses.