The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named David Zook of Faegre Drinker LLP as an at-large member of its Board of Directors.
GSA’s Board of Directors provides governance oversight, establishes Society policy, sets the organization’s strategic plan, and oversees implementation thereof. It comprises 12 members representing the broad diversity of the Society’s membership. Zook’s three-year term became effective January 1.
“GSA is very effective in applying knowledge to policymaking as the role of older individuals in our society continues to evolve,” said Zook. “I am delighted to be asked to help support this important work in new ways.”
Zook currently leads Faegre Drinker’s government and regulatory affairs group. His practice there focuses on policy and regulatory objectives in the health, higher education, and research arenas, with a national reputation for building complex collaboratives. In the life sciences domain, Zook is recognized for driving innovative therapy development and access initiatives to help address unmet medical need.
“We are thrilled to have Dave join the GSA Board of Directors,” said GSA Board Chair Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, FGSA, who is a Distinguished Service Professor at Wayne State University. “His deep expertise in the health, higher education, and research arenas will be of enormous value as GSA navigates the complex issues on the horizon. We are grateful for Dave’s willingness to lend his expertise to the Society.”
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, and an educational organization, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.