Krause to receive GSA's 2010 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award

July 12, 2010

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Neal Krause, PhD, of the University of Michigan as the 2010 recipient 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 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 19 to 23, 2010, in New Orleans, LA. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit www.geron.org/2010 for further details.

Krause is the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education within the School of Public Health and a research professor in the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan. Since the mid-1990s, his research has focused on the study of religious determinants of physical and mental health and psychosocial outcomes both in older adults and throughout the life course.

He was chosen to receive the Kalish Award for his book, "Aging in the Church: How Social Relationships Affect Health." Each chapter of this publication examines a particular dimension or domain of religious-related support, including church-based social support, church-based companion friends, formal social relationships within congregations, negative interactions within congregations, and social-structural factors that bear on these relationships.

Krause is a GSA fellow, which represents the Society's highest class of membership.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society -- and its 5,200+ members -- is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA's structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

The Gerontological Society of America

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