COM student selected as a recipient of highly competitive James McKenney Travel Award

Christine Lee in her white coat
Christine Lee, second-year student in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Christine Lee, a second-year student in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM), is one of only 10 students from the United States and internationally to be selected for the highly competitive James McKenney Travel Award by the Association for Gerontology/Geriatrics in Higher Education (AGHE).  

The funding for this award is the result of a planned giving gift by James McKenney, who was born in Maine and resided there for most of his life. McKenney highly valued education and established a planned giving gift for AGHE through Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Ph.D., professor and director of Geriatrics Education and Research at UNE COM and former AGHE president.

Twenty percent of McKenney’s estate was donated upon his death in 2015 to advance student education on aging.

Lee will receive a one-year membership to the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), student registration for the GSA annual meeting, entrance to a pre-conference workshop, a ticket for the AGHE breakfast and awards presentation, and a $558 travel stipend.

Lee’s award will be announced at the online AGHE business meeting on October 26 and presented to her at the AGHE annual scientific meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on November 12.

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