Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, recently was voted president-elect of the Gerontological Society of America, according to a news release. She will begin in the new role in November.
Resnick will serve as president-elect in 2015-2016, and then become president for the 2016-2017 term. GSA officers oversee the governance and strategic planning of the organization while representing the society’s four membership sections and its Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization.
“Dr. Resnick is a prolific researcher, scholar and mentor who has received numerous awards for her work in gerontology,” UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, said in the release. “She is an excellent and deserving choice for this leadership role, as it will allow her the opportunity to shape national health policy in this critical area.”
Founded in 1945, GSA is devoted to research and education in all aspects of gerontology, including medical, biological, psychological and social. The organization is a driving force behind the advancement of gerontology, both domestically and internationally, according to the release.
“I am honored to serve in the role of GSA’s president-elect, and in the future, as its president,” Resnick said in the release. “GSA has the opportunity to be a leader in interdisciplinary work in the areas of gerontology and geriatrics, including educational aspects, research, practice and policy. I believe GSA can serve as a strong leader in bench to bedside translation, and can be an example of how this can be accomplished. GSA has the opportunity to expand in the area of dissemination research while leading our members to disseminate and help appropriate individuals in settings of care to implement evidence-based interventions nationally and internationally.”