Gerontology Institute Faculty and Students traveled to Williamsburg for the annual meetings of the Southern Gerontological Society

Four Georgia State faculty members and four graduate students travelled to Williamsburg for the annual meetings of the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) on April 15-18.  James Moorhead and Meagan Jain each presented posters in the opening session of Student Posters on Wednesday evening.  On Thursday, Dr. Kemp and her team started the day with a Presidential Symposium.  In addition to Dr. Kemp, Dr. Morgan and students Christina Barmon and Russell Spornberger presented on findings from the Convoys of Care project.  At the same time, Dr. Atkinson from Communication presented a poster on her work on portrayals of age in the media.  On Friday, the presentations continue with Meagan Jain presenting on her work with Ageless Interaction, Dr. Morgan had two presentations on Direct Care Workforce,  and Dr. Burgess presenting on Harassment in Assisted Living.

GSU continues to be very involved in SGS.  In her role as co-chair of the Awards Committee, Dr. Morgan was at the podium to present awards.  Dr. Kemp, also a member of the awards committee, gave a lovely tribute to former GSU Gerontology Institute Director, Dr. Frank Whittington, who was inducted into the GRITS (Gerontologists Rooted in the South) hall of fame. In addition, Dr. Atkinson was elected to the SGS Board.  Finally, James Moorhead and Christina Barmon were awarded student travel scholarships.

What a productive conference!  We all look forward to next year in Charlottesville.