UK College of Social Work’s Natalie Pope Receives 2021 Rose Dobrof Award

Natalie Pope, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, has been selected for the 2021 Rose Dobrof Award for her article, “Just like Jail’: Trauma Experiences of Older Homeless Men.”

The article, co-authored by Susan Buchino, University of Louisville, and Sarah Ascienzo, North Carolina State University, discusses findings based on a study of men over the age of 50 who had experienced multiple instances of homelessness. Participants in the study spoke about the trauma they had experienced in early life and as homeless adults.

The Rose Dobrof Award is presented to authors of articles published in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work that are methodologically rigorous, innovative, and show an impact in the field of gerontology. The award will be presented during a virtual awards celebration.

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