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Donald P. Kent Award

Donald P. KentThe Donald P. Kent Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. The award was created in 1973 in memory of Donald P. Kent for his outstanding leadership in translating research findings into practical use.

The recipient of the Kent Award presents a lecture at the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting the following year. The Kent Award Lecture is one of the highlights of the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.

Deadline
March 31, 2018 

Requirements

  • Must be a Fellow of the Society (GSA).
  • Formal nomination letter.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • No more than five (5) letters of endorsements.

Nomination Process
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link: http://bit.ly/2018GSAAwards

Past Recipients' Lectures
"Seizing Interdisciplinary Opportunities in the Changing Landscape of Health and Aging: A Social Work Perspective," by Barbara Berkman, is a revision of the Kent Award Lecture given at the Annual Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in November 2010.

"The State of Gerontology—Opus One," by Scott Bass, is a revision of the Kent Award Lecture given at the Annual Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America held in San Diego, California, in November 2012.

Past Awardees: View here

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