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Terrie Fox Wetle Rising Star Award in Health Services and Aging Research

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This award is named in honor of Fox Wetle, PhD, who has devoted her professional career to three related domains. She has been a tireless and successful advocate for multi-disciplinary and multi-method investigations centered on aging, public health and health care. She has thoughtfully and effectively mentored hundreds of new investigators in a broad array of disciplines. And she has built a leading School of Public Health at Brown University, while encouraging efforts to improve aging-relevant content in public health research, curricula and practice across the country. Professor Wetle sets an example of visionary leadership, skillful mentoring and organizational acumen that is inspirational to all who know her.

Criteria for selection: the Fox Wetle awardee will be a health services researcher in an early or middle phase of his/her career. The candidate should have already made important contributions with work that respects the value of multidisciplinary health services science and that is likely to be highly influential in shaping practice and research for decades to come. The typical candidate would be at the level of late Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor.
The selection committee should be able to cite a series of published, scholarly papers that are influencing research and practice in the area of health services and aging. The candidates' work should have acquired sufficient momentum to convince the selection committee that contributions of prominence and influence will continue for many years to come.

The award is a cash prize of $5,000 and a framed citation. The awardee will have an opportunity to present research findings at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. 

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