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David A. Peterson Award

AGHE, in conjunction with Taylor and Francis, has instituted the David A. Peterson Award for the Best Article in the volume of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education (G&GE), the official journal of AGHE. All articles accepted for publication in G&GE, beginning with Volume 26, are considered for the award. For each volume, one recipient and one honorable mention will be named.

The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in scholarship in academic gerontology. In addition to writing style, manuscripts are evaluated on innovation, the soundness of their approach, and their significance to and implications for gerontology and/or geriatrics education.

In naming the award after Dr. David A. Peterson, we salute his pioneering work in gerontology education and his contributions to AGHE. This award has been made possible by a generous donation from The Haworth Press.

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize to recognize excellence in scholarship in academic gerontology. The awardee receives a personalized award certificate and a $250 cash award. The Honorable Mention recipient receives a personalized award certificate. Both awards will be presented during the AGHE Business Meeting at the GSA Annual Meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to writing style, manuscripts are evaluated on innovation, the soundness of their approach, and their significance to and implications for gerontology and/or geriatrics education. At the time of the nomination, the nominee must be affiliated with an AGHE member institution.

Selection

A member of the G&GE Editorial Staff with participation of the AGHE Awards Committee Chair will review nomiantions and select an awardee.

Nomination Process

There is no nomination process; in April the editor of the G&GE provides the four top papers for the volume to the subcommittee for review and selection.

Past Recipients

Vol. 38 2017  

 Liz Seidel | ACRIA
"Training senior service providers about HIV and aging: Evaluation of a multiyear, multicity initiative"

Vol. 37 2016   Tina M. Kruger | Indiana State University
"Beyond Assessment: Conducting Theoretically Grounded Research on Service-Learning in Gerontology Courses."
 

Vol. 36 2015

 Ariadne Meiboom | VU University Medical Center
"The Hidden Curriculum of the Medical Care for Elderly Patients in Medical Education: A Qualitative Study."
 Vol. 35 2014  

Feliciano Villar | University of Barcelona
"Tell Me Your Life: Including Life Stories in an Adult Development and Aging Course."

 Vol. 34 2013  Paul Roodin | SUNY College at Oswego
"Intergenerational Service Learning: A Review of Recent Literature and Directions for the Future."
 Vol. 33 2013  

Leslie A. Morgan | University of Maryland, Baltimore County
“Paradigms in the Gerontology Classroom: Connections and Challenges to Learning."

Honorable Mention
Anabel O. Pelham | San Francisco State University
“Professionalizing Gerontology: Why AGHE Must Accredit Gerontology Programs.”

 Vol. 31 2011

 Thomas M. Meuser | University of Missouri - St. Louis
“The American Medical Association Older Driver Curriculum for Health Professionals: Changes in Trainee Confidence, Attitudes & Practice Behavior."

Honorable Mention
John A. Krout | Ithaca College
“Intergenerational Service-Learning with Elders: Multidisciplinary Activities and Outcomes.”

 Vol. 30 2010  

Noell Rowan | University of Louisville
“Innovative Interdisciplinary Training in and Delivery of Evidence-Based Geriatric Services: Creating a Bridge with Social Work and Physical Therapy."

Honorable Mention
Paul T. Stolee | University of Waterloo
“Sustained Transfer of Knowledge to Practice in Long-Term Care: Facilitators and Barriers of a Mental Health Learning Initiative.”

 Vol. 29 2009  

Nina M. Silverstein | University of Massachusetts Boston
"Students Explore Livable Communities."

Honorable Mention
Emily J. Robbins | Miami University
“Promoting Active Engagement in Health Research: Lessons Learned from an Undergraduate Gerontology Capstone Course.”

 

 Vol. 28 2008

 

Brent C. Williams | University of Michigan
“Successful Implementation of a Faculty Development Program in Geriatrics for Non-Primary Care Physician Educators."

Honorable Mention
Constance L. Coogle | Virginia Commonwealth University
“The Value of Geriatric Care Enhancement Training for Direct Service Workers.”

 Vol. 27 2007  

Diane C. Calleson | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Effectiveness of Mailing 'Bathing Without a Battle' to All US Nursing Homes.”

Honorable Mention
John A. Krout | Ithaca College
“The Impact of Gerontology Inclusion on 12th Grade Student Perceptions of Aging, Older Adults and Working with Elders.”

 

 

Vol. 26 2006

 

 

 

Sharon V. King | Georgia State University
“Gerontology and Research Education in Kenya: Establishing a U.S.-African Partnership in Aging.”

Honorable Mention
Lorraine T. Dorfman | University of Iowa
“A Diffusion of Innovations Approach to Gerontological Curriculum Enrichment: Institutionalizing and Sustaining Curricular Change.”

 

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