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Jette to receive GSA's 2011 Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons 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 Alan Jette, PhD, of Boston University as the 2011 recipient of the Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award.

This distinguished honor is given annually to acknowledge outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation. The awardee's work may be in any or all of the areas of teaching or patient care, or publications which may include scholarly works, books, monographs, administrative directives, or public policy papers.

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.

Jette is a professor of health policy and management in Boston University's School of Public Health and he directs Boston University's Health and Disability Research Institute. Additionally, he is the research director for the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center based at Boston University Medical Center, director of the Boston University Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Rehabilitation Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, and the associate director of the Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.

He is a physical therapist and an internationally recognized expert in the measurement of function and disability. He has developed numerous instruments that assess function and disability and has published numerous articles on these topics in the rehabilitation, geriatrics, and public health literature. Jette's current research interests include the measurement, epidemiology, and prevention of d
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Contact: Todd Kluss
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202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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