The Gerontological Society of America congratulates new 2020 awardees

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the country’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — is proud to acknowledge the work of 20 outstanding individuals through its prestigious awards program.

GSA salutes outstanding research, recognizes distinguished leadership in teaching and service, and fosters new ideas through a host of awards. Nominated by their peers, the recipients’ achievements serve as milestones in the history and development of gerontology.

The award presentations will take place during GSA’s 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online, which will be held from November 4 to 7. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process.

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education

Administrative Leadership Honor

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, PhD

University of Maryland, Baltimore Country

This award honors administrators on AGHE member campuses who have made exceptional efforts in support of gerontology and/or geriatrics education.

Graduate Student Paper Award

Yang Li, MS, MA

University of Massachusetts Boston

This award recognizes excellence in scholarly work by a student at an AGHE member institution or has selected AGHE as a primary or secondary section, and who presents his or her work at the GSA Annual Meeting.

Mildred M. Seltzer Distinguished Service Honor

Douglas P. Reed, PhD, FAGHE

University of Central Oklahoma

This honor is presented annually to recognize colleagues who are near retirement or recently retired.

Part Time/Adjunct Faculty Honor

Mary Francis DeRose, PhD

University of Massachusetts Boston

This honor recognizes the efforts and dedication of part-time or adjunct faculty members for contributions to gerontology and/or geriatrics education.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section

Student Research Award, Pre-Dissertation

Jin Hui Wen, MA

University of British Columbia

This award honors an excellent student paper with a topic of relevance to the Behavioral and Social Sciences section of GSA.

Student Research Award, Dissertation

Shenghao Zhang, PhD

Florida State University

This award honors an excellent student paper with a topic of relevance to the Behavioral and Social Sciences section of GSA.

T.J. McCallum Memorial Student Registration Award

Julia G. Burgdorf, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

This award honors student members with a focus on caregiving or technology.

T.J. McCallum Memorial Student Registration Award

Jing Huang, BS

The University of Hong Kong

This award honors student members with a focus on caregiving or technology.

T.J. McCallum Memorial Student Registration Award

Athena Koumoutzis, MA

Miami University

This award honors student members with a focus on caregiving or technology.

T.J. McCallum Memorial Student Registration Award

Yee To Ng, MA

The University of Texas at Austin

This award honors student members with a focus on caregiving or technology.

T.J. McCallum Memorial Student Registration Award

Elizabeth K. Rhodus, PhD

University of Kentucky

This award honors student members with a focus on caregiving or technology.

Health Sciences Section

Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award

Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR

University of Texas

This award acknowledges outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of aging persons.

Joseph T. Freeman Award

Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH

University of Alabama at Birmingham

This award honors a prominent clinician in the field of aging, both in research and practice.

Person-In-Training Award

Martha C. Coates, MSN, RN, CRNP

Drexel University

This award honors a student of the Health Sciences section for the best student paper at the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

Research Award

Jian-Yu E, MD, ScD, MPH

Johns Hopkins University

This award honors a new investigator in the Health Sciences Section.

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization

Interdisciplinary Paper Award

Catherine Garcia, PhD

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

This award honors the best interdisciplinary research paper on a topic related to aging by a GSA student member.

Poster Award

Kallol Kumar Bhattacharyya, MBBS, MA

University of South Florida

This award honors exceptional posters presented by GSA student members.

Poster Award

Peiyi Lu, MSW

Iowa State University

This award honors exceptional posters presented by GSA student members.

Poster Award

Emily L. Mroz, MS

University of Florida

This award honors exceptional posters presented by GSA student members.

Minority Issues in Gerontology Committee Student Poster Award

Eunyoung Choi, MA

University of Southern California

This award honors an exceptional poster presented by a GSA student member from an underrepresented racial and ethnic group.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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