HPDP Research Fellow Mary Altpeter was awarded fellow status with the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in July. Altpeter has been an active member of the organization since early 2000 and has served on several national level GSA committees.
Fellow status is the highest class of membership within the society, and is an acknowledgment of outstanding work in gerontology. Every year existing fellows nominate individuals that meet rigorous requirements that take into consideration service, education, experience, and contribution to gerontology.
Altpeter has attended multiple GSA symposia as well as workshop and poster presentations. She has also served as a reviewer for GSA-related journals and maintained involvement with GSA sister organization, the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education.
She said she was honored to receive the award.
“I admire Gordon Streib’s many contributions to the field of aging and am so pleased to be in the company of the other award recipients,” Altpeter said.
Gordon Streib was a distinguished gerontological researcher was a GSA Fellow and a founding member of the Southern Gerontological Society.
Altpeter will be officially inducted into the GSA in November at the society’s 66th Annual Scientific Meeting.