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 Boaz Kahana Student Poster Award

BoazKahanaThe Boaz Kahana Student Poster Award recognizes a current BSS student member, graduate or undergraduate, for original and innovative research relevant to mental health and aging. 

Boaz Kahana Ph.D., FGSA, FAGHE was an eminent gerontologist and clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1966 and taught at Washington University (St Louis), Oakland University (Rochester), and Cleveland State University. He published extensively on grandparenthood, adaptation to extreme stress, cancer survivorship in late life, and successful aging. He was a beloved mentor, committed to teaching and encouraging students to present their research early in their careers.

Submission Period

Summer 2024

Eligiblity Criteria

  • Applicants must be a Student or Transitional member (ESPO) of Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of GSA.
  • Applicants much be the first author of the submitted work.
  • Applicants must submit an abstract for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • The abstract must be accepted for the conference.
  • The student must present at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • The applicant must submit a PDF or PowerPoint version of their poster.
  • The applicant must submit a statement from a mentor or advisor verifying that the work is primarily the student's.

Self Nomination Process

  • two copies of your poster (one blind, one unblinded) 
  • If the poster is co-authored, a letter from the other author is required that should verify that the student applicant had the primary responsibility for the work.

Nature of Award

The award recipient receives a $500 cash prize. Recipients also receive a certificate and will be recognized at the Behavioral & Social Sciences Section Business Meeting and Section Lunch at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Past Awardees
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