2006 – Massachusetts Gerontology Association 2006 Annual Student Paper Competition. Title: “Whether or not specialized regulations for persons with Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease/cognitive impairment who reside in Assisted Living Residences in Massachusetts should be implemented.”

2003 – High Honor Award and Scholarship for Excellent Academic Achievement from the Dean of Graduate Studies. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. M.A. in Gerontology.