For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America Selects 2011 Fellows
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 37 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows.
Fellow status — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual’s career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections.
The new fellows will be formally recognized during GSA’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 18 to 22, 2011, in Boston, MA. Full details of this conference are available at www.geron.org/annualmeeting.
Biological Sciences Section
Andrzej Bartke, PhD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, University of Washington; Warren C. Ladiges, DVM, MS, University of Washington; Charlotte A. Peterson, PhD, University of Kentucky; LaDora V. Thompson, PhD, University of Minnesota Medical School; and Jeanne Y. Wei, MD, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Behavioral and Social Sciences Section
Charles F. Emery, PhD, Ohio State University; Helene H. Fung, PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Gillian H. Ice, PhD, MPH, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine; Jyotsna “Josi” M. Kalavar, PhD, Pennsylvania State University; Bo Malmberg, PhD, Jönköping University and Pennsylvania State University; Benjamin T. Mast, PhD, University of Louisville; Jutta Heckhausen, PhD, University of California, Irvine; Jennifer A. Margrett, PhD, Iowa State University; Jason T. Newsom, PhD, Portland State University; Robert W. Schrauf, PhD, Pennsylvania State University; Debra Umberson, MSW, PhD, University of Texas, Austin; Ning Jackie Zhang, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Central Florida; and Richard Zweig, PhD, Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Health Sciences Section
Cathy A. Alessi, MD, University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine; Meg Bourbonniere, PhD, RN, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Barbara W. Carlson PhD, RN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Diane E. Holland, PhD, RN, Mayo Clinic; Laurie M. Kennedy-Malone, PhD, GNP-BC, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Minnesota; and Diana Lynn Woods, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, University of California, Los Angeles
Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section
Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, MA, University of Iowa; Kathy Black, PhD, University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee; Ellen A. Bruce, JD, University of Massachusetts Boston; Debra Dobbs, PhD, University of South Florida; Lauren D. Harris-Kojetin, PhD, National Center for Health Statistics; Terry Y. Lum, PhD, University of Minnesota; Thomas M. Meuser, PhD, University of Missouri – St. Louis; Philip A. Rozario, PhD, Adelphi University; Kathy Segrist, PhD, Ball State University; Margaret H. Teaford, PhD, Ohio State University School of Allied Medical Professions; and Deborah P. Waldrop, LMSW, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
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 5,400+ 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 branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.