The Society for the Psychology of Women seeks nominations for the award initiated by Div. 35’s Committee on Women and Aging, in honor of Dr. Florence L. Denmark for her tireless work over many years on both gender and aging issues.
The recipient of the Florence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging in its inaugural year (2010) was Dr. Sally Shumaker, professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest University. Shumaker is a widely published and highly reputed scholar who has made major contributions to psychological research on women’s health, especially in the field of cardiac disease. Shumaker has played a central role in the Women’s Health Initiative Study and has founded the Graylyn Conferences of Women’s Cognitive Aging and Health.