Associate Professors Gilbert Gimm and Megumi Inoue elected as 2024 Fellows of the Gerontological Society of America  

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Associate Professors in George Mason’s College of Public Health Gilbert Gimm and Megumi Inoue were elected as 2024 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Fellows. Fellow status is the highest membership category within the GSA and given for outstanding and continuing work to advance the field of gerontology. 

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Gilbert Gimm, associate professor of Health Administration and Policy

“We are proud of Drs. Gimm and Inoue for their significant research impact in the field of gerontology and their new status as GSA Fellows. Their work together highlights the interprofessional collaboration fostered here at George Mason’s College of Public Health and our faculty’s dedication to improving the health and well-being for all,” said Alison Cuellar, associate dean of research in the College. 

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Megumi Inoue, associate professor of Social Work

Among other research work promoting healthy aging, Gimm and Inoue are currently collaborating on the Mason CARES (Caregivers Aiming for Resilience, Empowerment, and Support) project, that implemented and assessed non-pharmacological interventions for family caregivers, and have published a recent study on family caregiver burnout. 

“I am honored to be selected as a 2024 GSA Fellow. It means the opportunity to play an active role in helping to advance the field of gerontology through interdisciplinary research collaborations and more importantly, by mentoring graduate students at GSA,” said Gimm, a Department of Health Administration and Policy faculty member. “I am especially excited about the Mason CARES project which is testing interventions to support family caregivers of adults with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. The need to support family caregivers in the U.S. and worldwide will only expand over the next 20 years.” 

“It is a significant honor for me to have my contributions to the field of gerontology recognized by the Gerontological Society of America, one of the most prestigious and respected associations in the field. This recognition has reaffirmed my dedication to leading and advancing this important area of study,” said Inoue, a Department of Social Work faculty member. 

Both will be honored as 2024 GSA Fellows during the November 2024 GSA meeting in Seattle, WA.