Professor recognized for work in gerontology

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Nilam Ram, associate professor of human development and family studies and psychology, received the 2015 Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award on behalf of the Gerontological Society of America. This award recognizes early career contributions to social and behavioral gerontology.  Ram is an associate of the Population Research Institute, part of the Social Science Research Institute, at Penn State.

“It is an honor to receive the Baltes award,” Ram said. “Paul and Margaret were former faculty members of Human Development and Family Studies here at Penn State, and instrumental in pushing forward the field of lifespan development. Thank you so much to the society for supporting our continuation of their work.”

The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. Its principal mission — and that of its 5,500 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers and the general public. For more information, visit

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Last Updated July 02, 2015