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Allman to receive GSA's 2013 Joseph T. Freeman Award
Date:8/15/2013

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging has chosen Richard M. Allman, MD, of the Birmingham VA Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as the 2013 recipient of the 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 Health Sciences section.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 20 to 24 in New Orleans. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit http://www.geron.org/annualmeeting for further details.

The Joseph T. Freeman Award was established in 1977 through a bequest from a patient's estate as a tribute to a leading physician and one of the Society's distinguished members and past presidents. The winner traditionally presents a lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting the following year.

Allman is the director of the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center and is the Parrish Endowed Professor of Medicine at UAB, where he also serves as the director of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging. He additionally is the director of the National Institute on Aging-funded Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research and the co-director of the John A. Hartford Foundation-funded Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine, a career development and training program for physicians at UAB and Emory University.

Allman's research program is funded by the National Institute on Aging and focuse
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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