Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone (Nursing) has been named a fellow by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). GSA fellowship — the highest class of membership — was awarded to Kennedy-Malone for her “outstanding and continuing work” in the field of gerontology.
Kennedy-Malone has been an active member of GSA since 1983. While a doctoral student at the University of Texas in Austin, she served two years as the student representative for the Clinical Medicine Section. While serving in this position, she coordinated two symposia featuring distinguished gerontological researchers. In 1992, she was the recipient of the GSA Technical Assistance Program Summer Fellowship. Kennedy-Malone regularly reviews abstracts for the GSA Scientific Meeting. She has served on the Clinical Medicine Membership Committee and currently is the Chair of the Education Committee for the Health Science Section.
Kennedy-Malone has been a certified gerontological nurse practitioner for more than 25 years. She is a Fellow of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She, along with Carolyn Auerhahn, co-authored the book “Integrating Gerontological Content into Advanced Practice Nursing Education,” which received a 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal for Nursing.