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Professor Murna Downs named Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the USA's largest interdisciplinary organisation devoted to the field of ageing, has named 58 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows.

Professor Murna Downs, Head of the School of Dementia Studies, is amongst this number and will be formally recognized during GSA’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 18 to 22 in Orlando, Florida.

The status of fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual’s career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organisation. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections.

Professor Downs commented 'I am delighted to be awarded fellowship status with the gerontological society of America - it is a great honour'.