|Donald P. Kent Award|
|Robert W. Kleemeier Award|
|M. Powell Lawton Award|
|Maxwell A. Pollack Award|
|Margret & Paul Baltes Award|
|Doris Schwartz Award|
M. Powell Lawton Award
The award is presented at the GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting to an individual who exemplifies Dr. Lawton's personal and professional qualities, and whose contributions in gerontology have led to innovations in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, or amelioration of symptoms or barriers. Individuals who have influenced public policy changes or demonstrated leadership in defining and implementing a creative program that led to improvement in the lives of older persons are also eligible.
- Description and documentation of the nominee's contribution, including originality and creativity.
- Demonstration of the innovation's positive impact over a sustained period.
- Evidence of replication by others or dissemination.
- The significance of the contribution in improving the lives of older persons.
- An explanation of how the candidate exemplifies the qualities of the late M. Powell Lawton, including evidence of leadership, commitment to mentorship, humility, and respect.
- The nominator must be a member of GSA, however nominees can be nonmembers.
- Formal nomination letter.
- A current Curriculum Vitae.
- Two letters of endorsement.
Nomination packets must be sent to
with a subject of "Lawton Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
"Aging Well and the Environment: Toward an Integrative Model and Research Agenda for the Future," by Hans-Werner Wahl, Susanne Iwarsson, and Frank Oswald, is a revision of the M. Powell Lawton Award Lecture delivered at the Annual Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America held in in New Orleans, Louisiana, in November 2010.