Zelda Foster Studies Program Receives Grant from the Ho/Chiang Foundation
May 13, 2013
The Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care is pleased to announce a new grant from The Y.C. Ho/Helen & Michael Chiang Foundation. The mission of the Ho/Chiang Foundation is to improve the quality of life for adults and children with serious illnesses, primarily through collaborative medical and social support.
A generous gift of $25,000 will help provide scholarships for four Zelda Fellows in their final year of the MSW Program. Two of the scholarships are for students from under-represented groups, which is consonant with the Zelda Program's goal of increasing provider diversity in palliative and end-of-life care. The program develops and mentors social work students and leaders in the areas of clinical practice, education, research, publication, and administration.
"Due to the support of the Ho/Chiang Foundation, our MSW fellows can pursue their dreams of providing quality palliative and end-of-life care to New York City's most vulnerable patients and families," said Susan Gerbino, director of the Zelda Foster Studies Program.