Florence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging
The Society for the Psychology of Women seeks nominations for the award initiated by Div. 35's Committee on Women and Aging, in honor of Dr. Florence L. Denmark for her tireless work over many years on both gender and aging issues.
The recipient of the Florence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging in its inaugural year (2010) was Dr. Sally Shumaker, professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest University. Shumaker is a widely published and highly reputed scholar who has made major contributions to psychological research on women's health, especially in the field of cardiac disease. Shumaker has played a central role in the Women's Health Initiative Study and has founded the Graylyn Conferences of Women's Cognitive Aging and Health.
Individuals with scholarly or public policy accomplishments, or both, in the area of women and aging are invited to apply for this award.
Annual deadline: May 1
Nominations should include:
- A letter of nomination.
- A 500-word statement describing the nominee's contributions to scholarship or public policy, or both, on women and aging.
- The nominee's current CV.
The nomination may also include letters of support. Self-nominations are acceptable.
The deadline for nominations is May 1. Please submit nominations/self-nominations and materials via email as Word or PDF attachments to:
Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, chair, Florence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging
Margaret Morganroth Gullette, PhD
Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, PhD
Ellen Cole, PhD
Toni M. Calasanti, PhD and Kathleen F. Slevin, PhD
Joan Chrisler, PhD and Varda Muhlbauer, PhD
Mary Gergen, PhD
Sally Shumaker, PhD