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ASA Award

The ASA Award is intended to create visibility for the field of aging, and is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to aging-related research, administration or advocacy.

Nominees must be current ASA members and will be evaluated based on their contributions to aging-related service, including the impact their work has had on national policy or programs, and their professional reputation as a leader on aging issues.

The winner will be featured in the Aging in America Conference program book, in Aging Today and AgeBlog, and on this page.

The nomination period for this award is now closed. ASA award recipients will be honored at the 2016 Aging in America Conference

 

2015 ASA Award Winner

John Feather, PhD

 John Feather was presented with the 2015 ASA Award at the
opening general session
of the 2015 Aging in America Conference
on Monday, March 23.
John Feather is CEO of Grantmakers in Aging (GIA), the national association of grantmaking foundations and other organizations that work to improve the lives of elders. Prior to his work at GIA, he was executive director and CEO of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Until 2002, he directed AARP’s research and education charity, the AARP Andrus Foundation. Feather also has served at the State University of New York at Buffalo, directing the Primary Care Resource Center and the Western New York Geriatric Education Center.
 
Feather is a past chair of ASA’s board of directors, past treasurer of the National Hispanic Council on Aging, and a former officer or board member of 12 other national nonprofits.

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