Director of Georgetown Aging & Health Pamela Saunders Named Gerontological Society of America Fellow

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has named Pamela A. Saunders, PhD, FGSA, as a fellow (new window), an acknowledgment of her outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. Saunders, an associate professor in the departments of neurology and psychiatry, is director of the Master of Science in Aging & Health. Her research focuses on language, aging, doctor/patient communication, narrative and reflective writing, and standardized patient education.

The Gerontological Society of America is the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. Alongside Dr. Saunders, GSA named 33 exemplary professionals as fellows in 2020.

The status of fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual’s career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. Fellows are chosen from across GSA’s membership sections.