Research Interests

Elder abuse; Ethical care of older adults in medical institutions; End of life; Immigrant and Refugee elders; Intergenerational exchange of care; Health care management and health behaviors of older adults; The role of state in the care of older adults.

Professional Experience

05/2011 — present
Post-Doc, Institute for Bioethics and Medical Ethics, University of Basel, Switzerland

01 — 12/2009
Post-doc, Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (USA)

01 — 12/2009
Program Coordinator, Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (USA)

08/200412/2008
Research Assistant, Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (USA)

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Education

2004 — 2008 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Gerontology    
Graduate Center for Gerontology, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (USA). GPA 3.768/4.0
Dissertation: «Health, adaptation, and well-being of elder Tibetans living in India and
Switzerland».
Qualification Exam Areas of Expertise: Cross-cultural Aging, Health of Older Adults, Ethics and Human Rights.
Qual Exam passed: August 2007

06 — 07/2005: Conflict Transformation and Trauma Studies

Summer Peacebuilding Institute, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

07 — 08/2004: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
Caux Scholars Program, Caux, Switzerland

06 — 07/2004: Human Rights and Minority Issues in Europe
Humanity in Action Program, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2000 – 2004: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Biology        
Berea College, Berea, Kentucky (USA). GPA 3.568/4.0    

1999: Senior Secondary Education – 12th Grade
Science Major - graduated top of the class
Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie (India)

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Awards

Fall 2008
Research Assistantship, Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2004 — 2008
Research Trust Fellowship Grant (RCTF), University of Kentucky, Lexington

2008
Donovan Scholarship, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2008
International Tuition Award, Office of International Affairs, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2007
Dissertation Enhancement Award, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY to pay for dissertation related trip to Switzerland and India

2007
Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship, Bluegrass Community Foundation, Lexington, KY

2007
Get on Board, United Way of the Bluegrass award to learn about non-profit sector, roles and responsibilities of a board member, and to serve as efficient board member upon graduation from the program

2006
Donovan Scholarship, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2005
Summer Peacebuilding Institute award to study conflict transformation, and Trauma studies at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

2004
Humanity in Action Fellowship to study human rights and minority issues since the Holocaust in the Netherlands

2004
Caux Scholar’s fellowship to study conflict transformation and peacebuilding at Caux, Switzerland

2003
Awarded New Horizon college grant and Gilman Wei grant to attend March of Hope and Remembrance in Poland

2003
Awarded Discovery fund to visit United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

2002
Awarded Foreign Language Grant and Gilman Wei Grant to study History of Paris in Paris, France

2002
Awarded Discovery grant for individual cultural enrichment to visit New York City, New York

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Languages

English: Fluent – Spoken and Written

Tibetan: Fluent – Spoken (Mother Tongue)

Hindi: Fluent – Spoken

German: Good  – Spoken and Written (B2/C1 Niveau)

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Contact

Dr Tenzin Wangmo

Institute for
Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 17 87
Fax +41 61 207 17 80