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David A. Peterson Award

AGHE, in conjunction with Taylor and Francis, has instituted the David A. Peterson Award for the best article in the volume of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, the official journal of AGHE. All articles accepted for publication in G&GE, beginning with Volume 26, are considered for the award. For each volume, one winner and one honorable mention will be named.

The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in scholarship in academic gerontology. In addition to writing style, manuscripts are evaluated on innovation, the soundness of their approach, and their significance to and implications for gerontology and geriatrics education.

In naming the award after Dr. David A. Peterson, we salute his pioneering work in gerontology education and his contributions to AGHE. This award has been made possible by a generous donation from The Haworth Press; 2006 was the first year the award was made.

David A. Peterson Best Paper for the Best Article in the Volume of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education

Award Guidelines

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize to recognize excellence in scholarship in academic gerontology.

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to writing style, manuscripts are evaluated on innovation, the soundness of their approach, and their significance to and implications for gerontology and geriatrics education. At the time of the nomination, the nominee must be affiliated with an AGHE member institution.

Selection

Nominees are reveiwed and approved by a review panel chaired by a member of the G&GE Editorial Staff with participation of  the  Awards Committee Chair. Final approval is given by the Association's Executive Committee.

Benefits

The winner and honorable mention recipient will be recognized at the AGHE Annual Meeting and will also be presented with a certificate and the winner will receive a $250 cash prize.

Nomination Process

There is no nomination process; the editor of the G&GE provides the four top papers for the volume to the subcommittee for review and selection.

For questions about this award, please contact the AGHE office at (202) 289-9806 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

David A. Peterson Award
Volume 36 (2015)
Ariadne Meiboom, Ph.D.
VU University Medical Center
"The Hidden Curriculum of the Medical Care for Elderly Patients in Medical Education: A Qualitative Study"

David A. Peterson Award
Volume 35 (2014)
Feliciano Villar, Ph.D.
University of Barcelona
"Tell Me Your Life: Including Life Stories in an Adult Development and Aging Course"
View Dr. Villar's Statement of Acceptance

Volume 34 (2013)
Paul Roodin, Ph.D.
Director, Experience Based Education
SUNY College at Oswego
"Intergenerational Service Learning: A Review of Recent Literature and Directions for the Future."

David A. Peterson Award
Volume 33 (2013)
Leslie A. Morgan, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
“Paradigms in the Gerontology Classroom: Connections and Challenges to Learning."

Honorable Mention
Volume 33 (2013)
Anabel O. Pelham, Ph.D.
Institute on Gerontology
San Francisco State University
“Professionalizing Gerontology: Why AGHE Must Accredit Gerontology Programs.”

David A. Peterson Award
Volume 31 (2011)
Thomas M. Meuser, Ph.D.
School of Social Work
University of Missouri - St. Louis
“The American Medical Association Older Driver Curriculum for Health Professionals:  Changes in Trainee Confidence, Attitudes & Practice Behavior."

Honorable Mention
Volume 31 (2011)
John A. Krout, Ph.D.
Gerontology Institute
Ithaca College
“Intergenerational Service-Learning with Elders:  Multidisciplinary Activities and Outcomes.”

 David A. Peterson Award
Volume 30 (2010)
Noell Rowan, Ph.D.
Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
“Innovative Interdisciplinary Training in and Delivery of Evidence-Based Geriatric Services:  Creating a Bridge with Social Work and Physical Therapy."  

Honorable Mention
Volume 30 (2010)
Paul T. Stolee, Ph.D.
Health Studies and Gerontology
University of Waterloo (Ontario, CAN)     
“Sustained transfer of knowledge to practice in long-term care:  Facilitators and barriers of a mental health learning initiative.”

David A. Peterson Award
Volume 29 (2009)
Nina M. Silverstein, Ph.D.
College of Public & Community Service
University of Massachusetts Boston
“Students explore livable communities."      

Honorable Mention
Volume 29 (2009)
Emily J. Robbins, M.S.
Scripps Gerontology Center
Miami University
“Promoting active engagement in health research:  Lessons learned from an undergraduate gerontology capstone course.”

David A. Peterson Award
Volume 28 (2008)
Brent C. Williams, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
“Successful Implementation of a Faculty Development Program in Geriatrics for Non-Primary Care Physician Educators."       

Honorable Mention
Volume 28 (2008)
Constance L. Coogle, Ph.D.
Virginia Center on Aging
Virginia Commonwealth University
“The Value of Geriatric Care Enhancement Training for Direct Service Workers.”

David A. Peterson Award
Volume 27 (2007)
Diane C. Calleson, Ph.D.
Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Effectiveness of Mailing 'Bathing Without a
Battle' to All US Nursing Homes.”

Honorable Mention
Volume 27 (2007)
John A. Krout, Ph.D.
Gerontology Institute
Ithaca College
“The Impact of Gerontology Inclusion on 12th Grade
Student Perceptions of Aging, Older Adults and Working with Elders.”

David A. Peterson Award
Volume 26 (2006)
Sharon V. King, Ph.D.
Gerontology Institute
Georgia State University
“ Gerontology and Research Education in Kenya:
Establishing a U.S.-African Partnership in Aging.” 

Honorable Mention
Volume 26 (2006)
  Lorraine T. Dorfman, Ph.D.
School of Social Work
University of Iowa
“A Diffusion of Innovations Approach to Gerontological Curriculum Enrichment:
Institutionalizing and Sustaining Curricular Change.”

 

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