JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez  (MSW ’88, Ph.D. ’90) adjunct professor of Social Welfare, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Council on Gerontology (CCGG). The award recognizes outstanding achievements in geriatrics and gerontology. Awardees exemplify leadership in academic scholarship, education, policy, research, and practice, while contributing to the future of older adults.
Damron-Rodriguez, who is retiring this year, has taught at UCLA since 1992 and since that time also has been a core faculty member for the California Geriatric Education Center funded by the U.S. Bureau of Health Professions. She spearheaded the creation of UCLA’s GE Honors Cluster class, “Frontiers in Human Aging: Biomedical, Social, and Policy Perspectives, and was instrumental in bringing the undergraduate minor in Gerontology to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Social Welfare. In 2005 she was named a Fellow of the Gerontology Society of America, and in 2006 was awarded the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award.
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