The Rosalie A. Kane Fellowship in Justice & Equity in Gerontology

The Rosalie A. Kane Fellowship in Justice and Equity in Gerontology is designed to attract and support outstanding underrepresented students (when possible) to the Ph.D. program in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration (HSRP&A) who are interested in cultivating their academic and research skills in aging and long-term care. The Fellowship will guarantee full tuition and a full stipend for selected candidates in their 1st year and is renewable based on progress for each subsequent year the Fellow is enrolled in the HSRP&A Ph.D. program. A major emphasis of this scholarship is on robust, regular mentorship to create a sense of community and provide ongoing scientific, professional, and academic development.

Rosalie Kane, Ph.D.

The Fellowship was established to celebrate the formidable legacy of Rosalie A. Kane, Ph.D. (1940-2020), a pioneering scholar of and advocate for quality of life in long-term care.

Ample opportunities exist to pursue scholarship of interest with the following teams and Centers:

The Division of Health Policy and Management is one of four in the School of Public Health, which is located in a large academic health center. The Division enjoys close working relations with a variety of health care programs and organizations locally and across the country, as well as governmental agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Read more about the Division of Health Policy and Management.

2021-2022 Rosalie A. Kane Fellow

Bailey Dionne, 2021 Rosalie A. Kane Fellow

Dionne Bailey

Howard University, BS, Human Performance (Concentration: Sports Medicine) 2019 — Morehouse School of Medicine, MPH, 2021.

Dionne is from the great state surrounded by lakes, Michigan. Prior to Dionne’s matriculation at the University of Minnesota’s Health Services Research, Policy and Management program, she attended Howard University as a student-athlete and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance with a concentration in Sports Medicine. While attending Howard she was a community health educator for a non-profit organization, The Grassroots Project. Following her Bachelor’s degree, Dionne attended the Morehouse School of Medicine where she received her Master’s in Public Health.

In conjunction with the University of Minnesota’s midwestern location and its highly notable School of Public Health, Dionne knew the University of Minnesota was the right fit when she was able to have a conversation with Dr. Joe Gaugler and Dr. Tetyana Shippee. The dedication they showed and the alignment of common interests made it the school that Dionne needed to attend. As a current student, she has research interests in health and racial equity, access to affordable healthcare, and gentrification.

If you or a student you know is interested in the Rosalie A. Kane Fellowship in Justice and Equity in Gerontology, please contact Ashley Millenbah, Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging Coordinator, at or 612-424-1894 prior to or after the completion of the application to the HSRP&A Ph.D. program.

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