GSA confers 2006 Joseph T. Freeman Award to University of Wisconsin's Carnes

Molly Carnes of The University of Wisconsin has been chosen by The Gerontological Society of America to receive its 2006 Joseph T. Freeman Award. This honor, given annually, is a lectureship in geriatrics and is awarded to a prominent physician in the field of aging-both in research and practice-who is a member of the Society's Clinical Medicine section.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 16th-20th, 2006 in Dallas, TX. The actual conferral will occur on Saturday the 18th at 1:45 p.m. at the Adam's Mark Dallas Hotel. The meeting is organized to foster interdisciplinary interactions among clinical, administrative, and research professionals in the field of gerontology.

Upon her arrival at the University of Wisconsin's medical school in the early 1980s, Carnes established the VA Interdisciplinary Team Training Program in Geriatrics at the Madison, WI, VA Hospital. This was a national model at that time and her team led the charge for ambulatory comprehensive evaluation.

The Freeman Award was established in 1977 through a bequest from a patient's estate as a tribute to Dr. Joseph T. Freeman, a leading physician and one of the Society's distinguished members and past presidents. The winner traditionally presents a lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting the following year.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), founded in 1945, is the oldest and largest national multidisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research. Its membership includes some 5,000+ researchers, educators, practitioners, and other professionals in the field of aging. The Society's principal missions are to promote research and education in aging and to encourage the dissemination of research results to other scientists, decision makers, and practitioners.


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