Krause earns GSA's 2017 Robert W. Kleemeier Award

July 17th, 2017
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)—the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging—has chosen Neal Krause, PhD, FGSA, of the University of Michigan as the 2017 recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award.

This distinguished honor is given annually to a GSA member in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology. It was established in 1965 in memory of Robert W. Kleemeier, PhD, a former president of the Society whose contributions to the quality of life through research in aging were exemplary.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 18 to 22 in Boston, Massachusetts. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process.

Krause is the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. His contributions to the field of religion, health, and aging include developing and demonstrating the methodological quality of measures of religious experience, such as church-based social support, religious meaning, religious doubt, gratitude toward God, and God-mediated control. His research, as well as that of others who also used his measures, has demonstrated that these dimensions of religious experience are meaningful to older adults and consequential for their health and quality of life.

He has published more than 300 refereed journal articles and dozens of chapters in edited volumes, including handbooks in gerontology. Krause has been continuously funded for more than 20 years, holding 23 major grants.

He is a past recipient of the GSA Behavioral and Social Science (BSS) Section Distinguished Career Contribution Award as well as a past recipient of the BSS Section Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award. Krause also is a GSA fellow, which is the highest level of membership within the Society.


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