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Media update: GSA underscores hottest meeting topics

Note to Editors: The Gerontological Society of America will host its 2004 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC from November 19-23 at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. Members of the press may register on-site in the Taft room of the Marriott.... ... ...Civic Engagement in Later Life: GSA's "Civic Engagement in an Older America" initiative takes shape at the annual meeti...

GSA confers 2004 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award to UTHSC's Marciniak

The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Dr. Robert A. Marciniak of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to receive its 2004 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award. The distinction is given for outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research.... ...The award presentation will take place at GSA's 57th Annual Scientific Meeting,...

GSA bestows Robert W. Kleemeier Award to University of Texas Health Science Center's Smith

he Gerontological Society of America has chosen Dr. James R. Smith of the University of Texas Health Science Center as the 2004 recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award. This distinction is given annually to a GSA member in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology.... ...The award presentation will take place at GSA's 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held fr...

Boston College's Mahoney to receive GSA's 2004 Maxwell A. Pollack Award

Associate Professor Kevin Mahoney of Boston College's Graduate School of Social Work has been chosen by The Gerontological Society of America to receive its 2004 Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging. This honor, given annually, recognizes instances of practice informed by research and analysis, research that directly improved policy or practice, and distinction in bridging the worlds of...

GSA confers 2004 Joseph T. Freeman Award to St. Louis University's Morley

Dr. John Morley of St. Louis University's Division of Geriatric Medicine has been chosen by The Gerontological Society of America to receive its 2004 Joseph T. Freeman Award. This honor, given annually, is a lectureship in geriatrics and is awarded to a prominent physician in the field of aging--both in research and practice--who is a member of the Society's Clinical Medicine section.... ...The a...

Maryland's Pearlin to receive GSA's 2004 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award

The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Dr. Leonard I. Pearlin of the University of Maryland at College Park's Sociology Department to receive its 2004 Award for the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology. This prize is given annually to an individual whose theoretical contributions have helped bring about a new synthesis and perspective or have yielded original and elegant res...

OHSU's Archbold wins GSA's 2004 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Award

The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Dr. Patricia G. Archbold, the Elnora E. Thomson Distinguished Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University's School of Nursing, as the recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Award. This distinguished honor, presented by GSA's Clinical Medicine section in collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nu...

GSA confers 2004 Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award to the Michigan's Jackson

The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Dr. James S. Jackson of the University of Michigan to receive its 2004 Award for the Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology. This honor is given to individuals who have not only fostered excellence in the field, but have made a major impact by virtue of their mentoring, and whose inspiration is sought by students and colleagues.... ...The award pr...

GSA confers 2004 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award to W. Ontario's Connidis and McMullin

The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Dr. Ingrid Connidis and Dr. Julie McMullin of the University of Western Ontario's Sociology Department as the 2004 recipients of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award. This distinguished honor recognizes insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in the behavioral and social sciences.... ...The award prese...

American Journal of Nursing partners with GSA to improve care of older adults

The American Journal of Nursing (AJN), the official journal of the American Nurses Association, and The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), a national organization of professionals in the field of aging, are teaming up to improve the care of older adults. Through a three-year project - the Geriatric Nursing Special Series - AJN and GSA will move best practices and deliver cutting-edge resear...

Experts present new research on the hot topics of aging at GSA's Annual Meeting

... ...... The subject of anti-aging is perhaps the most pu...

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors May Be Another Piece In Alzheimer's Jigsaw

. ... Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as tacrine and donepezil, which have been designed to boost the apparent chemical deficiency in the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease, are the most successful treatments to date. In this week's BMJ Professor Michael Rsler from Psychiatrische Universittsklinik, Germany and colleagues report the finding of the first large trial of another acetylchol...
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