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UMass Boston gerontology program suspended

Once a leader in the field, institute to stop accepting applicants

Since its inception more than 30 years ago, the gerontology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston has been regarded as a leader in aging studies and elder care.

“We captured worldwide discussion on the concept of productive aging,” said Scott Bass, who established the program and is now provost at American University in Washington, D.C. “The gerontology program was the poster child.”

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