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Dr. Czaja Receives M. Powell Lawton Award from the Gerontological Society of America

Dr. Sara Czaja

Dr. Sara J. Czaja

Dr. Sara J. Czaja, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, WDOM, has received the 2020 M. Powell Lawton Award from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

The GSA held its Annual Scientific Meeting in November of 2020 where Dr. Czaja was honored with the prestigious award that recognizes outstanding contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care. The award is given to an individual who exemplifies Dr. Lawton's personal and professional qualities, and whose contributions in gerontology have led to innovations in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, or amelioration of symptoms or barriers.

Awardees of The M. Powell Lawton Award are nominated by their peers and voted on at the Society level.