Award Winners 2015
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Sterns has been one of the most active and visible psychologists in the field of aging in the State of Ohio and beyond.
2015 Practitioner of the Year
Area Agency on Aging XI, Youngstown, Ohio
Joe has worked in the aging network for over 20 years and is a graduate of Youngstown State University and The Ohio State University.
2015 Researcher of the Year
Virginia E. Richardson
Professor in Clinical Practice and Research
College of Social Work, The Ohio State University
Virginia “Ginny” Richardson has held numerous leadership positions throughout her career including the Director of Aging Research for the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Ohio State and President of the Association for Gerontological Education in Social Work.
2015 Educator of the Year
Daniel J. Van Dussen
Associate Professor of Gerontology
Youngstown State University
He started teaching in 2006 at Youngstown State University teaching graduate and undergraduate courses ranging in topics from Medical Gerontology to Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare. He created Youngstown State’s master’s degree program in gerontology with approval in 2013.
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