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Beck earns GSA's 2012 M. Powell Lawton Award
Date:8/14/2012

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging has chosen Cornelia Beck, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as the 2012 recipient of the M. Powell Lawton Award.

This distinguished honor recognizes a significant contribution in gerontology that has led to an innovation in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, amelioration of symptoms or barriers, or a public policy change that has led to some practical application that improves the lives of older persons. It is sponsored by the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life's Polisher Research Institute and is named in memory of M. Powell Lawton, PhD, for his outstanding contributions to applied gerontological research.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 14 to 18 in San Diego. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit www.geron.org/annualmeeting for further details.

At UAMS, Beck is a professor and the Louise Hearn Chair in Dementia and Long-term Care Research in the Department of Geriatrics within the College of Medicine, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Nursing, and the College of Public Health. She also is the co-director of the UAMS Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the co-director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute, where she is actively involved in changing public policy that will lead to improvements in the lives of older persons.

Beck has devoted her career to clinical and services interventions aimed at improv
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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