Navigation Links
Schafer, Ferraro, Mustillo to receive GSA's 2013 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award
Date:8/27/2013

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging has chosen Markus H. Schafer, PhD, of the University of Toronto and Kenneth F. Ferraro, PhD, and Sarah A. Mustillo, PhD, of Purdue University as the 2013 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. It is underwritten by the Baywood Publishing Company and named after social psychologist Richard Kalish, PhD. Any empirical or conceptual publication that represents state-of-the-art thinking in aging and life course development is eligible for the award, provided it is in English and was published in the last three years.

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 three were chosen to receive the Kalish Award for the article "Children of Misfortune: Early Adversity and Cumulative Inequality in Perceived Life Trajectories," which appeared in the American Journal of Sociology (Volume 116, Number 4, Pages 1053 to 1091). This paper makes important contributions to the aging and the life course knowledge base. It provides exposition for cumulative inequality theory, which analyzes the mechanisms by which inequality develops between persons over the life course. The article also demonstrates the utility of taking individuals' subjective perceptions of their pasts, presents, and anticipated futures into account in characterizing life course trajectories. The authors' work integrates life course principles with a very wide range of social and behavioral science literature, thus documenting the paper's relevance for audiences beyond gerontological scholars.

Schafer is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. His research interests lie mainly in the area of health and aging, with a focus on the risks of obesity and its consequences, adult health problems associated with childhood misfortune, subjective aspects of aging, and the influence of health on social networks among older adults. Ferraro is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and the director of the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University. His recent research focuses on health inequality over the life course, with projects examining minority health, obesity and health, and the long term consequences of early adversity on later life. He is a GSA fellow, which represents the Society's highest class of membership. Mustillo is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the effects of parenting and family structure on the mental health of children and adolescents, as well as on the role of adversity in child health and mental health.


'/>"/>

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Loyola Cancer Center receives Outstanding Achievement Award
2. Loyola Stritch, Niehoff students receive prestigious Schweitzer Fellowships
3. MU receives national award for using mind-body approach to improve health
4. Neuropsychologist receives University of Houstons highest faculty honor
5. Biomedical researchers receive Hartwell Foundation awards
6. Dr. Yael Mosse will receive first Nachman Award in Pediatric Oncology at national conference
7. Boston researcher, surgical oncologist receives national award
8. LA BioMed receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant
9. Lawson researcher receives 1 of first-ever Pfizer Psychiatry Research Awards
10. Dr. Arthur Slutsky, vice-president of research at St. Michaels, receives lifetime award
11. UC San Diego Superfund Research Program receives $15 million grant renewal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... (Dec. 3, 2016) , ... (PRWEB) December 07, ... ... only patient advocacy nonprofit for individuals impacted by cerebral cavernous angiomas, was awarded ... New Mexico with a patient engagement program. New Mexico has more people with ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Dr. ... at the International Probiotic Association’s Washington DC workshop on November 2nd. The conference ... in dialog regarding probiotic dietary supplement regulations. , Dr. Leyer spoke about ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... "Hacking into my medical record wouldn’t be ... 'a genius.'" Thus begins "Margaret in Berlin," Book Twelve in the Margaret of ... Books, Inc. These novels narrate the lives of a poor teenager and her ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... agreed to collaborate in developing a vaccine against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ... can be available in South Korea for emergency deployment in the event of ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... Individuals who seek to reduce ... drinking more water or limiting their exposure to the sun, according to a November ... group Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) notes that, while preventive measures to help keep ourselves ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... DIEGO , Dec. 6, 2016  Arcturus ... RNA medicines company, announced today that it entered ... develop RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of NASH ... wholly-owned therapeutic delivery platform LUNAR™ and UNA Oligomer ... "Given Takeda,s long-standing commitment to and expertise ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... OCEAN VIEW, Delaware , December 6, 2016 ... 2024; as per a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. ... ... GMI logo ... Increasing global population, growing women employment rates and rising consumer ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... 5, 2016  Balloon catheter is an innovative medical ... into the femoral artery in the leg or sometimes ... constricted blood vessels. These products are generally used to ... deposition of lipid substances in the blood vessel. In ... projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.8% during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: