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College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


Aging studies student awarded graduate assistantship

Jessica Yauk

Yauk's research interests include long-term care, advance care planning, hospice and palliative care utilization, quality of life, and end of life.

Jessica Yauk, MGS, a doctoral candidate in the School of Aging Studies, was selected for the 2023-2024 graduate assistantship from the Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies. This assistantship provides funding for a nine-month period to allow graduate students to pursue their own research projects related to end-of-life or palliative care and work with community providers. Yauk received $20,000 to research Black caregivers in the community to understand their perceptions of care recipients' end-of-life wishes.

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