Skip to content

Dr. Kushalnagar selected to participate in Butler-Williams Scholars Program of the National Institute on Aging

June 25, 2018
By Robert Weinstock, ’77 & G-’83


Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, has been selected to participate in the Butler-Williams Scholars Program of the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Kushalnagar is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, and director of the Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center. She is also a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Institute fellow at the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risks at the University of Texas at Austin.

This prestigious, highly competitive program will be held July 30-August 3, 2018, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The program provides qualified health disparities scholars the opportunity to further their knowledge through lectures, seminars and small group discussions about gerontological research design, including issues relevant to aging of racial and ethnic minorities.

“I was drawn to the Butler-Williams Scholars Program because health disparities research has such great significance for the deaf community,” said Kushalnagar, upon learning of her selection. “It is an honor to be invited to participate. I plan to incorporate what I learn into my work in the Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center, and to train my staff and students to better assess the needs of older deaf adults.”

The Butler-Williams Scholars Program is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging with support from the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

Photo by Zhee Chatmon.

25 June 2018
By Robert Weinstock, ’77 & G-’83


Recent Posts

Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...

Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...

James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...

About the Author

Robert Weinstock, ’77 & G-’83

Recent Posts
Deaf hotelier Roberto Wirth passes away
Alumnus Timel Benton to play professional football
Alumni, faculty featured in The Music Man at Olney Theatre Center
Related Categories
Media Inquiries

For any other media inquiry, please contact:

No media contact found!

Stay up to date on all the Gallaudet happenings, both stories and initiatives we are doing with our Signing community!​

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate