Award Lectures

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The Society’s awards program fosters new ideas, recognizes leadership in gerontological teaching and service, and salutes both outstanding and potential research through a host of awards. This year’s GSA Annual Scientific Meeting will be the site of exciting presentations of the 2018 awards and an array of cutting-edge lectures by distinguished awardees from 2017. Visit to view our esteemed award recipients.

Please join us for the:

Donald P. Kent Award Lecture
Patient Priorities Care: Moving From Disease-Based to Patient Priorities-Aligned Decision-Making
—by Mary Tinetti, MD
Saturday, November 17 ∙ 11:30 to 1 pm

Robert W. Kleemeier Award Lecture 
Reviewing Thirty Years of Research on Aging and Health: Some Reflections on What I’ve Learned
—by Neal Krause, PhD
Saturday, November 17 ∙ 11:30 to 1 pm

Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging Lecture 
Funded by The New York Community Trust
Coming of Age: Social Determinants Matter
—by Robyn L. Golden, MA
Thursday, November 15 ∙ 8 to 9:30 am

Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology Lecture
Funded by the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation 
Mental Health Disparities Across the Adult Lifespan
—by Giyeon Kim, PhD 
Thursday, November 15 ∙ 5:30 to 7 pm

Powell Lawton Award Lecture
Funded by the Polisher Research Institute of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life
Confucius vs. Einstein: Who Would be a Better Gerontologist?
—by XinQi Dong, MD MPH
Thursday, November 15 ∙ 3:30 to 5 pm

Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award Lecture
 Why is “Geriatric Rehabilitation” an Oxymoron… and What can we do About it?
—by Jonathan F. Bean, MD, MPH
Friday, November 16 ∙ 3 to 4:30 pm

Joseph T. Freeman Award Lecture 
Dangerous Liaisons: Weight, Sarcopenia, Strength and Fat
—by Tamara B. Harris, MD, MS
Friday, November 16 ∙ 3 to 4:30 pm

Vincent Cristofalo “Rising Star” Award in Aging Research Lecture
Sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research
DNA Damage: The Most Stalwart Pillar of Aging
—by Laura J. Niedernhofer, MD, PhD
Friday, November 16 ∙ 5 to 6:30 pm

Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction Lecture
Sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research
Understanding Why we Grow Old as we Grow Older
—by David A. Sinclair, PhD
Friday, November 16 ∙ 5 to 6:30 pm

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