Dr. Ed Rosenberg, Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Gerontology at Appalachian State University, has been named as a recipient of the Southern Gerontological Society's 2016 Gerontologists Raised in the South Award. Inductees are recognized for their dedication, commitment and service to the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) and to the older population in the 13-state SGS region. The Southern Gerontological Society wrote:
On May 18, 1979 the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) was organized and has since grown into a network representing the South's most respected gerontology professionals. The GRITS Award honors members for their dedication and commitment to SGS and to gerontology through enhancing the lives of the elderly in the SGS region and beyond. Our honorees have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields and made significant contributions through teaching, research, writing, program development, administration, advocacy, legislation, or applied practice. They are the role models for future generations interested in the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field of aging.
Rosenberg will be honored at the Awards Luncheon during SGS's annual meeting March 31-April 3 in Charlottesville, VA. Other 2016 inductees include Rosalynn Carter (former First Lady and Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving board president) and Douglas E. Beach (chief executive officer of the Western Reserve Area of Agency on Aging).
In 2006 Rosenberg received SGS's Gordon Streib Academic Gerontologist Award.