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GSA confers 2005 Joseph T. Freeman Award to New York Medical College's Aronow

The Gerontological Society of America

Dr. Wilbert S. Aronow of the New York Medical College has been chosen by The Gerontological Society of America to receive its 2005 Joseph T. Freeman Award. This honor, given annually, is a lectureship in geriatrics and is awarded to a prominent physician in the field of aging-both in research and practice-who is a member of the Society's Clinical Medicine section.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 58th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 18th-22nd, 2005 in Orlando, FL. The actual conferral will occur on Sunday the 20th at 3:30 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort. The meeting is organized to foster interdisciplinary interactions among clinical, administrative, and research professionals in the field of gerontology.

Aronow's contribution to the field of aging is unique. He is one of the leading geriatric cardiologists in the nation and is one of few cardiologists who are closely involved in the care of older adults in the long-term care setting.

The Freeman Award was established in 1977 through a bequest from a patient's estate as a tribute to Dr. Joseph T. Freeman, a leading physician and one of the Society's distinguished members and past presidents. The winner traditionally presents a lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting the following year.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), founded in 1945, is the oldest and largest national multidisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research. Its membership includes some 5,000+ researchers, educators, practitioners, and other professionals in the field of aging. The Society's principal missions are to promote research and education in aging and to encourage the dissemination of research results to other scientists, decision makers, and practitioners.

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