Aging Studies Professor Recognized for her Graduate Mentorship

This award recognizes faculty members who mentor graduate students with the highest level of quality. Criteria include selflessness in their time commitment, special efforts to develop their students as professionals, and the maintenance of strong relationships beyond graduation.

One of her former students, Kali Thomas, PhD, provided this quote in support of Dr. Hyer’s nomination:
“I always say that the one thing that has been instrumental in my achievments has been having a strong, female figure in my corner. Someone who believes in me. Someone who advocates for me. Someone who cares about me. Someone who recognizes my potential. Someone who makes me believe in myself. That person, for me, has and continues to be Dr. Kathryn Hyer.”

Dr. Thomas is an Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University, Providence, R.I., and a Research Health Science Specialist at the Providence VA Medical Center's Center of Innovation for Long-term Services and Supports.