Eva Kahana, Robson Professor of Sociology, Humanities, Applied Social Science, Nursing and Medicine and director of the Elderly Care Research Center, recently was selected as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution Award of the Gerontological Society of America. They will present her with the award at GSA’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston in November.
The award is given annually to “an individual whose theoretical contributions have helped bring about a new synthesis and perspective or have yielded original and elegant research designs addressing a significant problem in the literature,” according to the organization. Kahana’s research focuses on the positive aspects of later life rather than the deficits associated with aging. For more information on her research and the award, click here.