The Arizona Center on Aging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is proud to announce that the 2012-2013 Theodore H. Koff Graduate Scholarship has been awarded to Hersh Goel of Phoenix, a third-year medical student.
This prestigious scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students who are pursuing studies in aging, health-care administration or gerontology and health-professions students with interest in aging and gerontology.
Hersh Goel attends the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. He graduated summa cum laude in the UA Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology, a minor in general business administration and a thematic minor in public health. He has been instrumental in establishing the new Emerging Leaders in Healthcare Administration Internship at the medical school and works closely with mentors Mindy Fain, MD, co-director of the Arizona Center on Aging, and Associate Director Jane Mohler, PhD, in the design and implementation of innovative models of care for aging adults. He hopes to become a health-care physician-administrator, helping to move our country forward toward the Institute of Medicine’s “Triple Aim”-- Better Health, Better Healthcare, at Lower Cost.
The Theodore H. Koff Graduate Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Theodore H. Koff, PhD, late professor of public administration and policy at the UA Eller College of Management and founding co-director of the Arizona Center on Aging. In a 50-year career, Dr. Koff dedicated his life to improving care for elders.
Past Koff Scholarship recipients include:
2011-2012 Gia Leonetti and Daniel Butler
2010-2011 Natasha Bhuyan
2009- 2010 Danielle Cabral and Rhianon N. Iassogna-Roman
2008-2009 Leilani Burton and Emanuel Husu
2006-2007 Nilay Kavathia and Benjamin McDonald