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Award Lectures

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
8:00 AM ET

Maxwell A. Pollack Award For Contributions to Health Aging Presentation and Lecture: “Addressing the mental health needs of homebound older adults in aging service settings” presented by Dr. Namkee Choi, The University of Texas at Austin
The Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Contributions to Health Aging Lecture will feature an address by the 2021 Pollack Award recipient Namkee G. Choi, PhD, FGSA, of the University of Texas at Austin. This session will also include the presentation of the 2022 Maxwell A. Pollack Award to recipient Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, FGSA, of Washington University in St. Louis. The Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Contributions to Healthy Aging Award recognizes instances of practice informed by research and analysis, research that has directly improved policy or practice, and distinction in bridging the worlds of research and practice. This award is funded by the New York Community Trust through a generous gift from the Maxwell A. Pollack Fund.

12:00 PM ET

The Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award Lecture and Presentation: “Biopsychosocial risk and resilience pathways in dementia inequalities” presented by Dr. Laura Zahodne, University of Michigan
The Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award Lecture will feature an address by the 2021 Baltes Award recipient, Laura B. Zahodne, PhD, of the University of Michigan. This session will also include the presentation of the 2022 Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award to recipient Eric S. Kim, PhD, of the University of British Columbia. The Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology recognizes outstanding early-career contributions in behavioral and social gerontology. The award is generously funded by the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation.

4:30 PM ET

The M. Powell Lawton Award Lecture and Presentation: “The Implications of Balanced Perspectives and Updated Findings” presented by Dr. David Roth, Johns Hopkins University 
The M. Powell Lawton Award Lecture will feature an address by the 2021 recipient David L. Roth, PhD, FGSA, of Johns Hopkins University. This session will also include the presentation of the 2022 M. Powell Lawton Award to recipient Jon Pynoos, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE, of the University of Southern California. The M. Powell Lawton Award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions from applied research that has benefited older people and their care. The Lawton Award is generously funded by the Polisher Research Institute of Abramson Senior Care.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

8:00 AM ET
The Clark Tibbitts Award and Hiram J. Friedsam Award Lectures and Presentations: “Pedagogy of Aging: A Journey toward Authenticity and Wholeness” presented by Dr. Laura Donorfio, The University of Connecticut; “Full Circle: Mentoring in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education” presented by Dr. Rona Karasik, Saint Cloud State University 
The Clark Tibbitts Award Lecture will feature an address by the 2022 award recipient Laura M.K. Donorfio, PhD, FAGHE, of The University of Connecticut. AGHE's Clark Tibbitts Award was established in 1980 and named for an architect of the field of gerontological education. The award is given each year to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics education. The Hiram J. Friedsam Award Lecture will feature an address by the 2022 award recipient Rona J. Karasik, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE, of Saint Cloud State University. Hiram J. Friedsam was the professor, co-founder, and director of the Center for Studies in Aging and dean of the School of Community Service at the University of Northern Texas. Dr. Friedsam was an outstanding teacher, researcher, colleague, and mentor to students, faculty, and administrators, as well as a past president of AGHE. The purpose of this award is to recognize those who emulate Dr. Friedsam's excellence in mentorship.

10:00 AM ET

Joseph T. Freeman Award and Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award Presentations and Lectures: Joseph T. Freeman Award Lecture presented by Dr. Neil Resnick, University of Pittsburgh; “Two Decades Evaluating Exercise Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease: the anecdotes of an evidence-based path” presented by Dr. Patricia Heyn, Marymount University
The Joseph T. Freeman Award lecture will feature an address by the 2022 Freeman Award recipient Neil M. Resnick, MD, FGSA, of the University of Pittsburgh. The Joseph T. Freeman Award is a lectureship in geriatrics awarded to a prominent clinician in the field of aging, both in research and practice. The award was established in 1977 through a bequest from a patient's estate as a tribute to Dr. Joseph T. Freeman. The Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award lecture will feature an address by the 2022 Excellence in Rehabilitation Award recipient Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM, of Marymount University. The Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions in the field of the rehabilitation of aging individuals.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
8:00 AM ET

Distinguished Faculty Award and Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award Presentations and Lectures: “Stars and Wishes: Insights and Suggestions for Academics in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education” presented by Dr. Christine Fruhauf, Colorado State University; “Directions Unclear: Demystifying Aging & Finding Our Future Gerontologists” presented by Dr. M. Aaron Guest, Arizona State University 
The Distinguished Faculty Award Lecture will feature an address by the 2022 recipient Christine A. Fruhauf, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE, of Colorado State University. The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes persons whose teaching stands out as exemplary, innovative, of impact, or any combination thereof. The Rising Star Early-Career Faculty Award Lecture will feature an address by 2022 recipient M. Aaron Guest, PhD, MPH, MSW, of Arizona State University. The Rising Star Early-Career Faculty Award acknowledges new faculty whose teaching and leadership stand out as influential and innovative.

10:00 AM ET

Donald P. Kent and Robert W. Kleemeier Award Lectures: “A journey from geriatric medicine to Geroscience” presented by Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, National Institute on Aging; “Dual Functionality in Later Life” presented by Dr. Kenneth Ferraro, Purdue University
The Donald P. Kent Award lecture will feature an address by the 2021 Kent Award recipient Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD, FGSA, of the National Institute on Aging. The Kent Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America who best exemplifies the highest standards of professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. The Robert W. Kleemeier Award lecture will feature an address by the 2021 Kleemeier Award recipient Kenneth F. Ferraro, PhD, FGSA, of Purdue University. The Kleemeier Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology.

5:30 PM ET

Irving S. Wright Award, Vincent Cristofalo Award, and Terrie Fox Wetle Award Presentations and Lectures: “2022 Irving S. Wright Award Lecture” presented by Dr. Thomas Gill, Yale University; “Breaking Ground in Translational Geroscience: from biomarkers to clinical trials” presented by Dr. Jamie Nicole Justice, Wake Forest University; “Opioid Use Disorder Among Older Adults: Addressing Multimorbidity and Geriatric Conditions” presented by Dr. Benjamin Han, University of California, San Diego
The Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction Lecture will feature an address by the 2022 recipient Thomas M. Gill, MD of Yale University. The Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research lecture will feature an address by the 2022 recipient Jamie Nicole Justice, PhD, of Wake Forest University. The Terrie Fox Wetle Award lecture will feature an address by the 2022 recipient Benjamin H. Han, MD, MPH, of the University of California San Diego. These awards are given by the American Federation for Aging Research, Inc.

 

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The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public. Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind advancing innovation in aging — both domestically and internationally. Our members come from more than 50 countries. To further fulfill our mission, GSA assembles more nearly 4,000 professionals from around the world to an Annual Scientific Meeting. This monumental event now features more than 500 sessions each year. Additionally, we publish the field’s preeminent peer-reviewed journals.

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