Robert Binstock receives award from Gerontological Society of America

Robert H. Binstock, Professor of Aging, Health, and Society, has been received the 2011 M. Powell Lawton Award from the Gerontological Society of America for “contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care.”

A former president of the Gerontological Society of America, Binstock has served as director of a White House Task Force on Older Americans, and as chairman and member of a number of advisory panels to the United States government, state and local governments and foundations. He is also a former chair of the Gerontological Health Section of the American Public Health Association and has frequently testified before the U.S. Congress. He is presently a member of the MacArthur Foundation’s  Research Network on an Aging Society. Binstock has published about 300 articles, book chapters, monographs and books, most of them dealing with politics and policies affecting aging. For more information on the award, click here.