Dr. Elizabeth Perkins Awarded Fellow Status from the Gerontological Society of America
Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Perkins on being awarded Fellow status through the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). GSA is the world's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.
Dr. Perkins was unanimously approved by GSA's Council on May 10, 2016, after review and recommendations by the GSA Fellowship Committee.
GSA fellowship, the highest class of membership, is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology by her peers in the field. Dr Perkins has presented at numerous GSA conferences, and served 3 years as the co-convener of the Special Interest Group on Lifelong Disabilities.
Dr. Perkins will be recognized at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, November 16-20, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She will be honored along with other newly elected fellows during the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section Luncheon Business Meeting and Awards Presentation.
GSA’s principal mission — and that of its 5,500 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. The Society, founded in 1945, is the driving force behind the advancement of gerontology both domestically and internationally, and has members from more than 50 countries.