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Duke's George L. Maddox Honored with Distinguished Career Contribution Award


Duke Health News 919-660-1306


DURHAM, N.C. - George L. Maddox, program director of Duke University's Long Term Care Resources Program, was honored recently with the Gerontological Society of America's "Distinguished Career Contribution Award" of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section.

The honor was bestowed in late November at the GSA's annual meeting in Philadelphia.

In nominating Maddox for the award, Deborah Gold, associate professor of medical sociology at Duke and director of the undergraduate program in human development which Maddox founded, said: "Without George Maddox the researcher, our knowledge in multiple substantive areas of gerontology would be considerably reduced. Without George Maddox the mentor, many of the current pioneers in aging would be less effectively prepared for leadership. Without George Maddox the leader, many of our gerontological organizations and efforts ... would not be as well established. In short, George Maddox's contributions to the field of gerontology have been monumental."

Maddox has been the recipient of numerous other awards, including a presidential

citation from the International Association of Gerontology and the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Section on Aging of the American Sociological Association. In the past decade, the North Carolina Department of Human Resources initiated an annual George L. Maddox Award and Duke established the George L. Maddox Endowed Lectureship.

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