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Wilson earns GSA's 2013 Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging
Date:7/31/2013

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging has chosen Nancy L. Wilson, MA, LMSW, of Baylor College of Medicine as the 2013 recipient of the Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging.

This honor, given annually, recognizes instances of practice informed by research and analysis, research that directly improved policy or practice, and distinction in bridging the worlds of research and practice. Individuals who are mid-career and actively engaged in the conception and development of innovative programs that demonstrate excellence in translating research into practical application or policy are eligible. The award is made possible through a generous grant from The New York Community Trust's Maxwell A. Pollack Fund.

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.

At Baylor College of Medicine, Wilson is the assistant director for program development in the Huffington Center on Aging, an assistant professor within the Geriatrics Section in the Department of Medicine, and the associate director of the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers. She also serves as an investigator for the Behavioral Health & Implementation Program within the Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and a clinical instructor of gerontology at the University of Texas School of Nursing. For over a decade she has been a leader within Care for Elders, a Houston partne
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Contact: Todd Kluss
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202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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