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Herr Bestowed with GSA Nursing Research Award

Professor Keela Herr

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) recently announced that Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN, Kelting professor in nursing and associate dean for faculty at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, is the recipient of the 2019 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award. This award is presented to a GSA member who has a record of outstanding and sustained contribution to geriatric nursing research.

“It is humbling and rewarding to be recognized with this award, but all my wonderful mentors, collaborators and mentees share this honor,” said Dr. Herr. “We dedicate our careers to making a difference and to have that work recognized by an esteemed group, such as the Gerontological Society of America, is icing on the cake.”   

According to GSA, “Dr. Herr is most deserving of this award. Her program of research, scholarship, and professional activities has made significant strides in improving pain management practices for older adults in diverse settings, and she is leading a national effort to provide best practice to improve pain care for older adults in long-term care settings.” 

Dr. Herr will be formally presented with the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award during GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held November 13-17 in Austin, Texas. 

A full press release about Dr. Herr’s award, as well as information regarding the other GSA 2019 Awardees, can be found on the GSA website.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society, and its 5,500+ members, is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision-makers, and the general public. For more information, go to

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Jun 19th, 2019