Rising Star faculty member honored as Gerontological Society of America fellow

November 19, 2018
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Dr. Jocelyn McGee (right) with Dr. Michele Karel, National Director of Psychogeriatrics the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Karel nominated McGee for the GSA Fellowship.


Dr. Jocelyn McGee of the Garland School of Social Work (GSSW) at Baylor University was formally honored as a Gerontological Society of America fellow during the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting on November 16th, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, she shared her research on caregiving, positive psychology, spirituality, and health at the Meeting.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.

The status of fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections. Dr. McGee belongs to the Behavioral and Social Science Section of GSA and is a past Chair of the GSA Alzheimer's Disease Research Interest Group.

Full details of this conference are available at www.geron.org.