Health Sciences Section Awards

Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award

The Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of aging persons.

The individual who is nominated should demonstrate sustained contributions to the field of rehabilitation of aging persons. The nominee’s work may be in any or all of the areas of teaching or patient care, or publications which may include scholarly works, books, monographs, administrative directives, or public policy papers. Examples of potential candidates for consideration may include: a psychologist working in the area of psychological rehabilitation, a biologist who is working a lifetime on Parkinson’s disease, or someone working at NIA who is overseeing rehabilitation research. Practitioners such as physicians, nurses, therapists could also be candidates. 

March 31, 2018


  • Applicants do not have to be a member of GSA.
  • This is a Health Sciences Section Award, but it is open to anyone in the rehabilitation community.
  • Nominator or endorser of nomination must be a GSA member.
  • Nomination packet should include:
    • A detailed formal nomination letter
    • Up to 2 letters of endorsement (in additional to the nomination letter)
    • A current Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 Digital Copies of Publications

Nature of Award
The recipient receives a framed certificate and is recognized at the Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The recipient also presents a lecture at the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting the following year.

Nomination Process
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link:

Past Awardees
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