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Binstock wins GSA's 2011 M. Powell Lawton Award
Date:8/2/2011

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging has chosen Robert Binstock, PhD, of Case Western Reserve University as the 2011 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 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 18 to 22 in Boston, MA. 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.

Binstock is a professor of aging, health, and society at Case Western Reserve University. His primary tenured appointments are in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine, and in the School of Nursing. He holds secondary appointments as a professor in the Departments of Bioethics, Medicine, Political Science, and Sociology. He is a former GSA president who has also served as the director of a White House Task Force on Older Americans and as chairman and member of a number of advisory panels to the U.S. government, state and local governments, and foundations. He has frequently testified before the U.S. Congress. Binstock's studies have made a significant impact on policies regarding aging. For example, his substantial body of research on the Older Americans Act has direc
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